Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wanna Know How to Quilt? I Can Teach You!

Announcing some super exciting news! My oh so awesome boss is opening a boutique/sewing studio next to the salon in 5 Points South!!! Squeeeee! Be sure to check the Serge Facebook page and click the 'Like' button. You won't be sorry!

I am so excited(nervous) about teaching! The number for Serge is at the bottom of the class description. If you have any questions before you register feel free to email at or you can ask in the comment section on here. Serge will also be offering a Beginner Apparel class that is 4 weeks long. Be sure to check that out as well!

I will be teaching a beginner quilting class starting in March. Here's a lil' more about it :)

Beginning Quilting (hand quilting)

Sundays March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1
Class Fee: $175 (fabric not included)

Make your first quilt from start to finish in the 5 week course! In this class you will learn rotary cutting, strip piecing techniques, hand quilting, and binding. The finished piece will make a perfect throw size quilt and/or child's quilt.

If you own a sewing machine, please bring it to class. We have a limited number of machines available to rent for an additional $10 each session. Please let us know when register for the class if you need to rent one.

Materials Needed:

1/2 yard of 5 coordinating cotton fabrics for blocks and binding

1 yard of cotton fabric for border on front (should coordinate with the block fabric)

3 yards cotton batting (I suggest low loft)

3 yards cotton for back of quilt

There is limited space available in the class so register soon before space runs out! To register please call Serge: Sewing Shop at 1-205-901-5115 during normal business hours.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Very Cordes Christmas

     I couldn't find my camera during our Christmas party this year, so these were taken with my phone. I only took two pictures but they are the most important: The Baby Jebus Birthing and The Christmas Ham! 

Tis the Season to Shop Local Fa la la la la

Small Works Show at Gallery Soleil. Nice space and the owners are great! You should definitely go check it out. Also, I'll be back there on Dec. 23rd for all of those last minute xmas shoppers(like me).

                  Holiday Craft Bazaar. I was really impressed with how this event went.

More of me :)

Beulah! Beulah Designs by my good friend Ann Wells. All of her jewelry is made from recycled materials. Pretty darn cool. 
                    I love Ann's record earrings!

Sweet Jill!

Jill's handmade journals/prints with some iconic Birmingham images

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Craft Show Explosion!

   The past couple of months I have been hidden away in my studio, listening to podcast after podcast, and furiously sewing my rump off. The fruits of these labors will finally see the light of day this coming weekend.
First up, the Small Works Show at Gallery Soleil this Thursday night from 5pm - 10pm. This is the new gallery in the old Bare Hands space. It will strange to be there and not see Wendy Jarvis' sweet self running around, but I'm glad that someone has picked up the reigns and used this space to support local art.

I will also be there and the 23rd for that procrastinators (like me) that need some last minute gifts. So please come out to this and check out the new space and buy some local goods for your loved ones (or yourself).

Next up on the agenda is the

   This is a great event that takes place mostly in Avondale on 41st Street and at Bottletree Cafe but there are also some artists in Forest Park at Naked Art Gallery. The event starts Friday night and goes all day Saturday and Sunday. I will be at the Beloved Community Church on 41st Street. The Avondale Brewing Company will also be open and giving tours of the new brewery every hour. There will be a lot of artists at this so you can knock out most, if not all, of your holiday shopping! Plus you can hang out at the brewery and get your drink on. Sounds good to me!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Heart of Dixie

Hot off the presses! Just finished a whole mess of Alabama shaped pillows. Mainly in houndstooth, but I also have a few in blue and orange :)
If you're interested, get your orders in now folks! Just in time for the holidays. The larger pillows are $20 and the smaller ones are $10. Post a comment or send me a private message if you're interested.

But wait! There's more. I've also made a handful of fun bright colored ones too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Waddya Think?

I've been getting ready for the Holiday Craft Bazaar and wanting to make something that uses up my tiny scraps AND doesn't costs too much.....I decided on cards!  Tell me what you think? Yay or nay?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Back In Action

Watch out! After a few months blurry laziness and general worthlessness, I am back at my machine.