Canada Cups — Unwired Tour Giveaway

Now that the tour has rolled to a close and our bloggers have bared all, I’m sitting here wondering why on earth did we all made sexy, lacy lingerie instead of knitting long johns and thermal underpants, as would be appropriate for the winter season coming up. Yes, it’s going to be cold and brutal […]

Canada Cups — Unwired Tour

They’ve been taking selfies in their knickers again. Yes, those crazy Canadians are back at it, but this time they’re going soft-core. 😉 That’s right! We’re unwired and we’re showing off self-supporting soft cup patterns from all Canadian designers. Mmm-hmmm! We left out those little pokey bits that always seem to escape from their holders […]

Fancy Pants & Giveaway — Sis Boom Pattern

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” (Alan Lakein, Ben Franklin, Churchill, Bob’s grandmother… I dunno who really said it first, but there it is!) And frankly, I don’t buy it. It’s spontaneity that leads to adventures and discoveries. What exactly does this have to do with sewing, holidays and the Sis Boom pattern company? Hang […]

Canada Cups Winners Announced & New Giveaway

  **** Edited to add: Marian A. was the charmed winner of the 3-class prize pack provided by Craftsy. Congrats, Marian! Rochelle F. won the black lace, but traded it in for more zippers instead. **** Welcome back! You and I both know that you’re here to find out if you, or someone you know, won a […]

Canada Cups Giveaway 2016

We’re finally at the end of our official Canada Cups tour, but we’re not quite finished yet. We have some exciting prizes to give away — 10 of them, in fact. But before I let you loose with the entries, how about a round of applause for our stupendous bloggers and indulgent sponsors who made this […]

Canada Cups — Craftsy Corset Classes

Hey! Come on into my boudoir for a moment. We have to talk about something very intimate. Remember when my friend Gem, the burlesque dancer, posted on Facebook that she just finished making 2 corsets? And I thought she couldn’t have made them from scratch; she probably just added some feathers and bows to personalize it. […]

Canada Cups — Day 3 Itinerary

Happy Hump Day!! And in the spirit of the day, plus the theme of the tour, let’s all sing a rousing chorus of “My Humps” (Black Eyed Peas): My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps. My humps, my humps… I’m not sure this song has any more lyrics, so let’s call it done, shall we? […]

Flash Finale Giveaway — The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

  Hello again! We’ve just barely made it home after our Craftsy escapade all across Canada. We’re unpacking our luggage and finding some great souvenirs from the trip, but it’s just too much to keep for ourselves. And because you’ve been such perfect road trip companions, we’d like to share them with you. Up for […]

Tripping on Craftsy: A Week in the Bag

Day 6 It’s been a few decades since I left Alberta, but here I am — virtually waking up hungover in Janelle’s stock room. The past few days have been a crazy ride all over Canada with some of the sweetest, most talented sewists and bloggers up here in the Great White North. I’ve dragged […]

The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

Welcome to the beautiful city of Montreal. Bienvenue à Montréal, la plus belle ville du monde, in my opinion. (I didn’t need a translator to write that, in case you were wondering.) We’re kicking off a whirlwind road trip across our great country, and if you hang with us all the way to the end, there […]