September 17, 2006

Fall 2006 Cutting Edge

Why, check out that adorable redhead on the contributor’s page at Cutting Edge magazine. She looks like…um, me! (Ok, subtle I ain’t).

There was a giant stack of Cutting Edges at Borders last night — we took a short break from working on the sewing book manuscript that’s due Monday and another top-secret holiday sewing project of mine. (Tamas is doing graphic design work for it, more later when I can make it public! I can hardly wait.)

This is the issue they were laying out when we visited Soho this summer — I’ve got a few projects in the holiday gift guide. The felt jewelry looks a little weird just sitting on a blank white space, but trust me, it looks really cute close up when a human is wearing it. I love my dachshund and pear wallets, but there are other cute ones they didn’t photograph…I sewed about 6 in all. And naturally the liner fabric they showed is the one I like the least. But hey, I’m not complaining! I think Cutting Edge is seriously awesome, particularly the “Buy Retail, Add Detail” section.

Sewing magazines, like knitting ones, usually dictate what fabric (or yarn) you can use in the project, to keep their advertisers happy, etc. They actually send out an entire box of suggested fabrics! But don’t let that get to you — you can always substitute something you like or have on hand. Those wallets would be adorable with some Repro Depot fabrics, for example. I’m actually thinking of making one for myself out of this one Kaffe Fassett fabric I have in the stash…

And with that, it’s back to the deadline grind. Things are looking promising — I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (or is it a train?)!

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