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COMPOST COOKIES® RECIPE from MILK BAR

COMPOST COOKIES® RECIPE from MILK BAR

You know, we can't eat cookies all the time, but sometimes you just have to. This is a good recipe for just digging in and mashing up everything you have for a little junk food, right? I ran across an interesting chef who owns a place called Milk Bar in New York. I was taken by her focus on sweets and then found she shares her recipes for her signature items! This one is a familiar version of cookies I've made in the past, and  I thought this Compost Cookie was especially relevant for the times. :) We are celebrating our...

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Furoshiki Low Sew Handbag Kits

Furoshiki Low Sew Handbag Kits

We are pretty excited about our newest product line we are introducing this month. Sign up for our emails to get the code for your Furoshiki Low Sew Handbag Kit at an introductory price when we are rolling out this exciting new product.  The Miyako or Kyoto leather bag handles, available now, are the centerpiece of your Furoshiki Bag Low Sew Kit. These French-made leather accessories allow you to make Furoshiki-style handbags in a few seconds from squares of fabric (furoshiki) starting at 36".  These removable handles allow you to make as many bags as you want by simply changing the fabric. Each forthcoming kit includes...

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January 2021!!

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January 2021!!

it's been a long time coming - getting out of 2020. While we are not out of the woods, it's nice to close the door on 2020. Now, what are we looking forward to in 2021? What did we discover that we weren't looking for in 2020? For me it was the subtle changes that I thought were going to be so crummy and turned out okay in fact.  Let's take a look back and see what we did, didn't do, and did differently than imagined and planned. First are the cool sewing projects we planned, assembled, and sent to...

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A Look Ahead to 2021: Ambassador Program

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A Look Ahead to 2021: Ambassador Program

Are you ready to put 2020 in the past? I am. Well, not before we wrap up the year and get some holiday cheer over Christmas and New Year's. It will be different, but I know all my sewing enthusiast friends will find a way to make the holidays brighter because you are so creative and innovative!  What new ideas do we have in store for you in 2021? Some familiar things improved, and some new things to delight you I hope!  Launching our Ambassador Program!  Presenting new limited release Sewing Project Kits! Updating our Subscription Sewing Boxes and schedules!...

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Holiday Fun!

Holiday Fun!

What are your favorite holiday traditions, new or long-standing? When it comes to Christmas there are a couple traditions we have that came about as something nice and then through repetition became part of our traditions. The first is hand made ornaments. My mother, who is an amazing textile artist and the one who taught me to sew, makes an ornament for each of her grandchildren every year. We have two sons - the oldest of the grandchildren - who benefited from this wonderful tradition. I remember when she was trying to determine whether to have an end date for...

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