On the sewing front I got Sew U by Built by Wendy founder Wendy Mullin, and I already took a quick flip through and can't wait to get on my sewing machine. I took her advice and my first step was to get a great pair of sewing shears - that should last me a good thirty years.
Also on the sewing tip, i got Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics, which I'll have to get right to once i get the foundations down with Sew U.
And the nudge i need to host my own crafty gathering will be coming from Maura Madden's Crafternoon - organized by month, with great ideas and tips to suit every craft level.
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