Ready – Set – Go  Our suggestions

Ready – Set – Go Our suggestions


Just last week, I said we need to slow down and not rush the holiday season.  We have taken the pressure off some of your decisions.  All our bundles are quality notions and books.  We can’t wait for your special person to open on Christmas morning.

On our website we have posted five gift bundles you can choose from.  They are presale and will be shipped (or you can pick up the 2nd week of December.  How fun is that.  We can’t make it any more convenient for you. This week I’ll share with you bundles for a very new or beginner sewist.  Next week I will tell you about some of our specialty bundles.

Is there a child in your life who has shown an interest in sewing or hand sewing?  We have put together a bundle just for them.   

Young Sewist:Gift Bundle 

Seam guide tape


Dual Duty black


Ambidex scissor


Frixon Pen


Sewing School 21 projects


Dual Duty White


Pin Cushion


 Regular Price Total: $61.65

 Sale Price  $49.95

We have a lot of your children taking lessons from our capable staff.  (They are cute too)  We have put together a bundle, available on our website for the very beginner sewists. (old or young)  

Beginner Sewist: Gift Bundle 

Universal Needles 


Alex A 4/1 tool


Grabbit Pincushion


Sewing Gauge (clover)


Magic Pins


Sulky thread


Sulky thread


Scissors Kai


 Regular Price Total: $129.60

Sales Price  105.59

This is approximately 20% off regular price.  Interested?  Click here.

We also have Gift card for every budget!!!

Come and start your holiday sewing with the Wednesday Sew & Sew Class, Patchwork Bookmarks on November 11 at 6-7:30.  Great gift for readers and teachers.  Joelle is a great teacher and will make this class full of fun.  

A great class for beginner sewists is our Pajama bottoms class in two parts.  It will be held on November 16-17 (Thursday and Friday) from 5-7:30pm.  Join Laura to make the Tilly & the Buttons' Jaimie pajama bottoms pattern. Perfect for the beginner, this pattern, which is included in the cost of the class, is an easy-to-follow pattern, with plenty of pictures in the instruction. It requires 2.75 yards of easy to medium weight woven fabric, and 1 yard or less of 1" wide elastic, which can be purchased from the shop with at 20% discount.



Remember to check out Monday the 6th for Block Printed Zipper Pouch by Raquel Olivoo and come back Monday the 13th for Making a Thanksgiving Garland.

Is it cold enough for you????  Wanting Pumpkin Latte?

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yield: 2 servings 


  • 2½ cups milk, divided (use any kind you like)
  • 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin for a decidedly pumpkin flavor  OR
  • 2 tablespoons for a more subtle flavor
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (more or less, to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 shots espresso, or ½ cup double strength brewed coffee

Pro Tip: If you don’t have a pumpkin pie spice blend, make your own by combining 1 teaspoon cinnamon ,ground¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger and ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves.

  1. Stir in the spices, vanilla and coffee. Pour into two mugs.
  2.  Before serving, froth the milk. To do this without a frother, place the remaining ½ cup of milk in a mason jar or container with a lid that can be sealed. Shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds, until it has frothed to more than double its original height. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. The foam will rise to the top of the milk. Immediately spoon on top of your lattes for a perfect finish. 
  3. Garnish with a little more pie spice, a drizzle of chocolate or garnished with whipped cream.