I’m so pleased to announce more details about the Tiramisu Dress 30 Minutes a Day sewalong! When I mentioned it last week, many of you said YES YES YES so I made a blog button, set some dates and created a flickr group so we can share inspiration and work out any sewing or fitting issues that come up. Head over to sewingcake.com for more details and to sign up! I’m writing the posts for the sewalong right now so that during the sewalong I can focus fully on sewing support. Let me know if there’s a particular topic or detail you’d like to see covered and I’ll work it in. The sewalong is paced with a knits-beginner in mind, but all skill levels are more than welcome to stitch together with us, 30 minutes a day.
Yesterday we met for the first-ever Cake class at Voodoo Rabbit. Schedules are tight this time of year, and we lost a few peeps who had pressing social engagements. We were three, plus me and the Voodoo Rabbit girls and we had a blast! I love the intimacy of small classes, and Voodoo Rabbit is a bright and well appointed boutique space in The Gabba. I made a Tiramisu for afternoon tea. Kylie the-perfect-hostess who runs Voodoo Rabbit made us delicious tea to drink with our Tiras. Cake, stitching, tea, and camaraderie ruled the afternoon.
Alison made a terrific charcoal and gray striped Tiramisu, we also had a sky blue version and an absolutely fabulous orange and white striped version! Even more amazing- on three very different body types, the Tiramisu worked without alteration. Woohoo!
If you live in Brisbane and you’d like to join me at Voodoo Rabbit this Saturday from 12-5 to have some Cake and sew it too, just fill in the form and we’ll get you sorted. For the Voodoo Rabbit space, I want to keep class sizes quite small so we all have plenty of room to work and solid teacher-interaction.
We had such a lovely afternoon, Ky and Cloud and I are discussing setting up regular classes in this space from the New Year- and maybe a few fun social events! It’s hard to find communal sewing space in Brisbane since Piece Together closed (or maybe I’m looking in the wrong places?) so it will be wonderful to have a regular teaching space. Some of you have contacted me about drafting or fitting workshops- I think we’ll be able to do some good work in the Voodoo Rabbit space. Once we get a schedule worked out, I’ll be sure to let you know!
Cloud told me she had been inspired by the Tuxedo Dress I made for Frock Out last May- no wonder I love it! It’s so cute, I’m tempted to dabble in bag-sewing again…
I’m still releasing new support pages on the sewingcake.com site. The sleeves are coming! I feel like I’ve been working constantly for the past several weeks and it’s starting to catch up with me a bit. Besides that, I’m finding it’s harder than ever to balance work with life during the holiday season. In my old age, I’ve learned that when my mind and body tell me to ease up, I have to ease up. I know you’d also prefer that I slow down a little rather than burning out.
Thank you for understanding, it’s really hard for me to tell myself to slow down when I want to finish everything and make it perfect right this minute.
That said, after a few days of being MIA from the internet, I’m feeling much better.
This week I want to write about a few things that aren’t Cake related (if I can..!), and I’ll be updating the sewingcake site with the final support pages and Pieces of Cake. And of course, I’m always reachable via email.
(oh- and Canada: has anyone received their patterns yet? I think Canada is the last country we haven’t heard from so let us know!)