sweets from sewing expo


It’s been a few years since I’ve made it to the annual American Sewing Expo in Michigan. This past Friday my sister and I sped off, Frappuccino’s in hand toward Novi. That is after I spent about an hour looking for my wallet for the gazillionth time. Ironically while I was searching every nook and cranny, my sister found 40 bucks stashed away in her tote bag from so long ago she doesn’t remember.

Anyhoo, although I didn’t spend much here’s what I bought: a very vintage looking heavy-weight cotton from Material Girls, miniscule sewing needles, darling Little Woo Swing Cardigan from Patterns by Figgy’s, I can’t live without Birch Street’s Swedish Tracing Paper, and (my favorite purchase) a booklet titled “Creating Darts in Dartless Patterns” by Lorraine Henry.

I just have to make mention of the most beautifully arranged booth I’ve ever seen. Drumroll please… and the winner is… Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods! Their booth really did have the feel of a old time dry goods store. Counters and shelves were arranged by color with their “goods” arranged in old-timey mason jars and such. Oodles and oodles of new and vintage ribbons, buttons, appliques, trims, and beads. Simply outstanding!

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