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Jerisse's Crafty Wish List

I thought it would be fun to ask the girls who work in the shop what was on their crafty wish list right now. I also thought it would be fun to give away one thing from each of their lists to you!

Here’s Jerisse‘s Crafty Wish List

  • Twinkle Sews! : I saw the origami shirt and fell in love with this cool detailing.  So many other amazing patterns and styling!
  • Sunlight Print : It looks like fun and you can learn about the history of photography
  • Encyclopedia of Crafts : Because I want to be a craft master like Karyn! (oh… and Martha Stewart too.)

Leave a comment here letting me know what’s on your crafty wish list right now and you could win a copy of Twinkle Sews! This book is filled with really awesome clothing and contains a cd with all the patterns on it. Don’t forget to include your email address so that I can get in touch with you, if you win. Comments will close on Sunday at 6pm EST. I’ll post the winner’s name on Monday with the next list and giveaway. Feel free to enter each of the four giveaways, but you can only win one of them.

Happy Weekend, friends!

Jerisse's Crafty Wish List

Jerisse's Crafty Wish List


Hi. Firstly, things are back to normal around here. Literally. After all that I had to leave this blog on my original server since I now realize I am not half as tech-savvy as I imagined. I will have to get a third party involved to do all the heavy lifting. Apparently this is a fragile little site that requires some care in transport.

As I look out my window now, I see sprouting buds on trees that weren’t there a few days ago. Spring is coming on full force. After realizing last year that the workroom’s window is a perfect spot to grow things, we’ve brought back a little greenery to that sunny spot.

I’ve been wanting to buy this little potmaker from Lee Valley for ages. You use it to make little paper pots from recycled newspaper for your seedlings. Later on you can directly plant the pots into the ground and they will just decompose.

I spotted some clever recycled seedling pots at You Grow Girl the other day and was quite taken with them.

The seeds are just a variety of flowers and herbs that I had in my seed collection, plus a packet of morning glory vines. I have fallen in love with flowery vines over the last few years and love the idea of them growing up and over everything. Once the weather is warm enough they will all be planted outside in the workroom’s backyard, which is about to undergo a transformation that will make it the scene for lots of outdoor fun this summer.

Jerisse put the whole window installation together. Using stacks of our empty cardboard bolts from fabric to create different levels to place the seedlings on.

The seedlings finally started to sprout on the weekend after about week. I was starting to worry, but Mother Nature is pretty reliable.