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the heavenly tour continues! February 24 2014, 2 Comments

 

Another amazing week of inspiring garments were created last week!!  The picture above from The Southern Institute shows exactly how I feel about last week and below is a quick re cap in case you missed a day!

Mouse House

 

The Southern Institute

 

 

Made with Moxie

 

Frances Suzanne 

 

Miss Matatabi

 

Brienne Moody

 

Caila Made

 

 

I'm so sad to report this is the last week for the tour but happy to share this weeks line up!!

 

Monday /  Charm Stitch

Tuesday / Sew Bon

Wednesday / Elsie Marley & Fiskateers

Thursday / Girl Like the Sea

Friday / Alison Glass & Dry Goods Design

 

Don't forget to enter to win the grand prize! Winner will be announced next Monday!

 

 


this week on the heavenly tour February 09 2014, 3 Comments

What an amazing week Figgy's tour is heading into!

Monday 

Abby from Things for Boys
Knitter, crafter, seamster and she offers a ton of amazing recipes
Alexia from Lexi Made 
Designer, photographer, seamster and you'll find some wonderful tutorials too!

 

Tuesday

 

'RaeAnna Goss of the Sewing Rabbit Team 
A blog full of talented designers, and most recently the creators behind STYLO magazine.
Cherie from You and Mie
I have followed and admired Cherie for so many years now and am so proud to have her on the tour. One of my most favorite series is on her blog Japanese Sewing Series

 

Wednesday 

 

Laura from Behind the Hedgerow

Sewing: girls, boys, women, men, toys and accessories.  The mastermind behind this blog has sewn it all! My favorite is to read her sewing conversations and thoughts as much as I admire her other talents.

 

 

Thursday

 

Kelley from Casa Crafty 

She has DIY,  a shop & 365 days of makes all lined up.  

Not to mention Kelley cracks me up!!!  Talent and funny..great combo!

 

 

Abby from Sew Much Ado

First I can't help but state that she is one of the sweetest gals you'll ever know!!  

Pattern designer, blogger, tutorial writer of so many great projects and almost mommy of 4!

 

 

I'd say thats a pretty good line up for this week!  Be sure to stop at each blog this week because I think some are hosting a giveaway!  Enter below all month to win the grand prize too!

 

Happy Sewing - Shelly


daniela June 18 2012, 12 Comments

or as I like to call her, "Tang" (short for her website name tangerinesamurai.com )

I "met" Daniela on flickr in 2009 while I was still living in Ohio.  I believe it was these photos that drew me in.

Who wouldn't be drawn to that beauty of a fabric!  After I moved to Oregon I was teaching private sewing lessons and during one of my lessons I kept talking about "Tangerine Samurai" and how enamored I was with her work.  I knew she lived in Portland but I hadn't had the chance to connect with her.  One of the gals I was teaching happened to know her and secretly surprised me by having her come to her home during one of the lessons.  She introduced herself as "Daniela" and I just kind of stood there for a second and then she said "Tangerine Samurai" and let out a tiny scream and jumped for joy, I was a little star struck.

Luckily for me, we became and stayed friends.

Her work as a designer is a true gift for us all. In the 90's she worked as a Designer in the Global Sport Apparel Industry.  Throughout those years, she held leadership positions at Adidas, Nike and Columbia Sportswear.  She created financially successful performance apparel designs that you may actually have hanging in your closet.  She has her own design company The Gestalter.  She had her own successful yoga line called "Seek" and currently freelance designs for the company RYU.  She is also a wife, mother, knitter, quilter and fabric designer!  She designed 90% of the fabrics used in the Sewing For Boys book and a few projects for Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal.    My goodness woman!

I'm writing about Daniela today because she is first, a wonderful human being, soft spoken, honest and patient.  I was floored when she said she would like to work with me and I jumped at the chance to have her as a partner.  She is an amazing co-owner & partner.  I feel very blessed to know her and work with her.

Since I've been around longer and my name is attached to Figgy's I get a lot of credit for what should be hers.  When we talk about credit she simply says that it's not her or me it's Figgy's as a team.  I would call that selfless on her part for sure.  75% of the time it will be me you'll see hanging around the Internets and answering emails because I love to do that, but please remember Figgy's is a team of two.

Thank you Daniela for being you and teaming up with me.  Figgy's is evolving into the wonderful small business that it is today because of you.

Happy Sewing-  Shelly