Lorine Mason - Designer, Author, Innovator

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Sullivan’s USA wins CHA’s Top 20 Innovative Award

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Great news!It was just announced that Sullivan’s USA’s The Cutting Edge Clear Ruler picked up one of the coveted Top 20 Innovative Awards from CHA – Craft and Hobby Association. The trade show opens in Anaheim this Saturday and I will be there to see first hand all of the new products, techniques and show offerings. If you remember I wrote about the The Cutting Edge Clear Rulers a couple of months ago for the Sewing Savvy E-Newsletter. The rulers have a specialized sharpening edge that keeps your rotary cutter blades sharp time and time again. I don’t know about you but changing blades is not only time consuming but expensive. Just in case you missed the Sewing Savvy Project I have attached the link (just click on E-Newsletter which is highlighted and look under the newsletters archives for Sullivan’s). Once more congrats Sullivan’s and see you in Anaheim. Love your rulers.

FaveCrafts Blog Radio

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Here’s Izzy, my daughter Kimbrely’s dog. You remember the dog who is going to make me famous for the dog food grocery tote. It is so funny what people remember.
I was a guest on Pat Sloan’s FaveCrafts BlogRadio program today. I talked about my recycled sewing projects. Yes – that included the dog food bag as well as the coasters I posted a photo of on my last blog. It was a complete hoot – lots of fun. My only worry is that the listeners were not as entertained as I was during the show. We’ll see if I am asked back I guess. Anyway I promised Pat as well as my readers on the Sewing Savvy e-newsletter I would post more recycled sewing projects so I better get busy. If you have a few minutes listen to the show. I am the first guest – don’t be alarmed by the advertisement when you first hit the play button – I guess they have to pay the bills somehow – it only takes a moment and then Pat is heard introducing me. Remember I am a novice at this so please be kind.


Sew far Sew good,

Soda Can Coasters- Upcycling!

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I recently returned from the Hampton Roads Quiltfest in Hampton, VA. It was a blast and I was able to take off my teaching hat and put on my student hat for awhile. I signed up for Marjan Kluepfel’s classes on Friday and Saturday. I will post photos as soon as I finish up the projects. Check out Margan’s website for a sneak peek at http://www.marjankluepfel.com/
I am hard at work on my next book of 18″ doll clothes and must say it is so much fun. I was able to locate the most beautiful fat quarters of fabric for the projects. I completed two outfits yesterday and must now force myself to ignore the pile of fabrics sitting on my design table to focus on writing up the instructions. I certaining do not want to leave that to the end as it is by far the least interesting part of writing a book.
Check this out. On Wednesday I will be a guest of Pat Sloan’s FaveCraft’s live radio show. We will be discussing my interest in incorporating items from my recycling box into my sewing projects. The photo of the soda can coasters above will be one of our topics. I would love to have you tune in.
favecrafts Radio – Showtime 3:00 est Wednesday March 2
Sew far sew good for now,