Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stay Creative

I'm loving this inspiring video. For me, I'd replace #8 with chocolate.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Fortune Cookie

Recently, my friend B found this gem inside his fortune cookie.

Even though this is a sentiment we share, he said I had to have it. I gladly accepted it, sewed it to some scrapbooking paper, and placed it in a frame I keep on my desk. What a fantastic reminder of how to live life, and a reminder of a very supportive friend! Thanks B!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

sorry, i've been PINNING!

Are you like me? Are you addicted to in love with Pinterest?! It's such a great and easy way to store inspiration, and gather even more inspiration from the pinnings of others. One of my fave things to pin is recipes. I love that each pin links to the website or blog where it originated. I was so excited to see my interoffice laptop sleeve on some pin boards. I hope to see some of my new onesies and tees floating around there soon, too. Here's a sneak peek while I upload the new styles to the website...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Story Pirates + Moey's Music Party + Wonder Threads!

This SUNDAY, JUNE 19th (Father's Day), I'll be selling Wonder Threads onesies and tees at the Williamsburg Waterfront Concert Series, featuring the Story Pirates and Moey's Music Party!
This event is FREE, so get there early to grab a good spot for you and your little one(s)!

The details: Sunday, June 19th 12-3pm Williamsburg Waterfront= East River State Park, North 8th St. at Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

I'll be sharing a tent, via Artists & Fleas, with none other than Marty and his Sock Puppet Portraits!

It's going to be a super fun day, so stop by if you're in the area!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

BUST CRAFTACULAR this weekend!

I'm so excited to be a part of the Bust Craftacular and Food Fair this Saturday, May 21st! It's going to be one big party full of handmade crafty goodness, plus tasty specialty foods ranging from cupcakes to pickles to lobster rolls! Come on down to Soho on Saturday and join in the fun!

Here are the details from the Bust magazine blog....

Are you ready for the biggest spring BUST Magazine Craftacular yet? This Saturday, May 21st, from 11am - 8pm, we're bringing 100+ of the most unique indie vendors and food artisans to 82 Mercer Street in SoHo, NYC for a one-day shopping extravaganza. Be one of the first 300 shoppers and get a special BUST Magazine tote bag packed with swag! Plus: DJs, raffle prizes, food trucks, and book signings with chef-authors Erin McKenna and Gabrielle Hamilton.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Art Star Craft Bazaar this Weekend!

It's that time of year again! I'm heading to Philadelphia for a weekend of selling Wonder Threads wares among 150 crafty vendors, spread out over Penn's Landing along the Delaware River.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations, and hoping Mother Nature is kind to us...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

zig zag

I've been a big fan of Denyse Schmidt, quilter extraordinaire, since she first appeared in Martha Stewart magazine many years ago. Taking her Improvisational Patchwork Workshop at her amazing Bridgeport, CT studio back in 2006 remains one of the highlights of my creative endeavors.

I'd been wanting to make the Big Zig quilt from the Denyse Schmidt Quilts book for some time, and finally did recently as a wedding shower gift. Well, my version of the Big Zig anyway. Now I want to make more! Endless color combos and sizes come to mind...hmmm...maybe a bedspread for me! And a throw pillow.

I decided to keep zigging and zagging for my version of the Big Zig quilt.

Next time though, I will use a lighter batting (this one was waaaay too heavy), and do my best to get my walking foot working properly. I have a feeling that would make a big difference with my so-so quilting job. Practice, practice...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

hot off the press..

I recently teamed up with a local printer to recreate some of my applique and block print styles as screen prints.

A big wheel t-shirt emerging from the dryer.

I had so much fun choosing ink colors. This dino combo is a little flashback to my love of neon back in the 80s.

As much as I love to sew, and create very tactile, labor intensive, unique t-shirts and onesies, I must say I absolutely love the production speed of screen printing!! In the time it took us to make 36 Big Wheels, I would probably have finished only 6 applique styles. Sign me up! I'll definitely be adding more screen printed styles to my collection. To see the current batch, visit the Wonder Threads shop.

Oh and I finally created a facebook page! Like!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I came across some beautiful little flower gardens at the Aria Hotel shopping mall. I had to touch these amazing poppies to confirm they were real and not paper!

Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

iPad sleeve

Hey, check out my iPad sleeve nestled among 100 fun products on New York Magazine's Shop-A-Matic New Spring finds! It was recommended by Mackenzi, who sells my sleeves at her fantastic gift shop Site in Long Island City. Thanks Mackenzi!

chocolate guinness cupcakes

I was inspired to bake some festive(ish) cupcakes for St. Patrick's day...

...after finding this GORGEOUS cake made by Katie Quinn Davies of What Katie Ate.

I actually used a recipe found on Smitten Kitchen, but simplified a bit by skipping the ganache filling, and using just plain cream cheese frosting. 'twas good!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

taste the rainbow

My birthday was Sunday. I'd been noticing rainbow cakes around the blogosphere, and decided making one would be the best way to celebrate (along with friends and family, of course!)

I used this recipe found on Martha Stewart for the cake, then made my own buttercream frostings. It's got to be chocolate for me!

The red and purple were a little off, but overall I was in love with this cake. Cutting out the first slice of rainbow was so exciting! Everyone loved it. I highly recommend making this cake...if you've got a little time and some patience...

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Cinderella moment

Once upon a time, on a sunny and crisp afternoon last October, I sat down for lunch at an outdoor cafe on Newbury Street in Boston. I was dining alone until this unexpected guest hopped over to my plate.

So super cute, even if a bit presumptuous. I was happy to share, since this really cracked me up (and I was finished eating). It felt a little like a scene out of a Disney movie. Now if I could only get some little animals to sew for me....

Eyeing another bite.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Website!

Wonder Threads has a new website. It's a simple diy type thing, which is VERY different from my first website, and exactly what I need. Yay! It's a good starting off point, or should I say re-starting off point. It will evolve over time, and become a little fancier eventually. For now, I'm happy.
With this new website comes a renewed interest in blogging. I've pretty much sucked at it over the past year, but I'm re-starting here as well. I've been wanting to play a little catch up, sooo....here's what 2010 looked like for me...

January 2010-- Grandma's 80th birthday.
We invited an Elvis impersonator, of course!

February 2010--Spent Presidents Day weekend in Ocean City, NJ.

March 2010--took a birthday trip! First to Amsterdam...

Then to Paris...

April 2010-- I took Flat Stanley to FAO Schwarz

Made some dishes from the Athlete's Palate cook book,
like this cassoulet (substituted quinoa for beans).

May 2010--A trip to Boston for the annual
Mayfair street fair in Harvard Square (very rhyme-y).

An amazing chalk drawing of one of my fave paintings.

Added some block print styles.

June 2010-- Made some very red velvet cupcakes...

using this recipe.

July 2010-- Used the fireworks setting on my camera.

Took a trip around Manhattan on the Circle Line (toot toot!).

Had a photo shoot with little cuties, Zoe and Charlotte.

I got some great shots before their patience ran out...

August 2010--
The Bronx Zoo!

September 2010-- An evening in Atlantic City

Absolutely fell in love with the Beales.

October 2010--

November 2010--
Ice Skates!

December 2010-- Mini Christmas Tree

Christmas Card

January 2010--
Made this little felt project found on the Purl Bee.

Whew! That's it, we're caught up. Stay tuned...