The thing about glitter is if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever. Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.
Demetri Martin

Friday, April 18, 2014

The waiting drove me mad...

... I'm finally here and I'm a mess ... Well, my sewing room is anyway. Just closed the first two dollies for 2014. I definitely have the sewing fever now - Jul has been drawing doll designs for me left, right, and centre; I completely deconstructed my old black wool coat last night and am plotting ways to usurp Sonia's red wool coat to subject it to a likewise state of fabric rebirth. 

Made this little cutie with scraps out of my old coat. 

I love wool felt!! It is my favourite fabric for embellishments and all things stitcher-y. 

Tea and Crossbones

Letting you in on a little secret. We're up to something here on Third Street... and it involves this fabulous skull fabric we recently nabbed in Avonport. 

With ... a little tweeking involving two tea bags and some boiled water ...         
... a few minutes of meaningful contemplation ...
And an even greater result ...

Just wait till you see what we're going to do with this ...

Hope you all have a great holiday!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Playing with Memories

Took a run out to Mahone Bay yesterday with some family for a girls Sunday drive. Dropped into Old Maders Warf Emporium while we were there and fell in love with the collection of antique toys. 

My favourite was this circa 1940's Spears Picture Stitching game. 

Filled with gorgeous vintage pictures for kids to further embellish with stitching! 

How sweet is that? Wanted it for my ever growing sewing memorabilia collection...  

Maybe on my next trip out. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tied Shoelaces

Third Street is doing its part to combat the untied shoelace epidemic that has long plagued childhood. Stitched laces, embroidered with a uniform straight stitch   and a relatively steady hand, are guaranteed to remain tied throughout the most vigorous play times. And these shoes won't get stuck in the mud causing you to have to walk home in a socked foot, much to your Mom's dismay. 

Now, if only we could stitch laces to our actual children's tootsies. 


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