This summer I spent some time drafting patterns for clothes that really fit me, using the advice in Cal Patch‘s excellent book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes. And I can tell that efforts are paying off, because I recently created a new dress pretty much from scratch—though with heaps of design inspiration from Oliver+S’s School Photo Dress
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Last Friday was the Desk Set’s BiblioBall, and in my role as a crafty volunteer I created a string of nearly one hundred snowy white pennants to hang from the rafters at The Bell House. You can see them here, alongside lovely trapeze artist Jean Loscalzo (who is also hanging from the rafters):
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Do you live with stacks of excess books and art supplies that take up too much space in your apartment? Or perhaps you want or need some things but yearn to indulge your hoarding tendencies without emptying your piggybank? Either way, mark your calendars, dear Brooklyn-area neighbors with freighted relationships to stuff–and come along to
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Come one, come all, to Park Slope tonight for the Desk Set’s Writer/Reader Mingle and Book Swap! (And if you were, like me, sick last week and had to miss Maura Madden’s CrafterHours, then here’s a second chance for you to talk craft with her.) Here are the details from the Desk
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