Ok, so perhaps it’s not all quite so dramatic as the historical image of paper being defiantly nailed to a church door, but it does seem there is quite a bit shaking down in the style typing world at the moment, and that a splintering of factions is imminent. Blog followers may recall that I … More 95 Style Theses
UPDATE: I’ve posted an update post here. I’d recommend reading it in addition to this post if you are looking for more information about what’s up with GLP News and what’ happening to BurdaStyle subscriptions in the US. Now, on to the original post… Ok, so for those of you who have long followed this … More Burda PSA: Disaster Strikes! GLP News Has Died
In case any non-fantasy fans have been living under a rock the past few weeks, there is a lot of hullabaloo surrounding the Wheel of Time TV “pilot” produced by Red Eagle Entertainment that “aired” during a paid infomercial time-slot at 1:30am on FXX. The Wertzone has a fairly succinct account of the affair, and … More Nerd Rage: Wheel of Time TV Pilot Rant
The trials and tribulations of trying to get my latest sewing project done in time for a Pattern Review Contest have inspired this little quiz. Have fun, and let me know what kind of sewing day you are having in the comments! 1. You are trying to sew a notched collar in a jacket. After … More What Kind of Sewing Day Are You Having?
The latest patterns from Simplicity and New Look are posted to the Simplicity website. I have to say I am a bit surprised because I actually like quite a few of the New Look patterns (or, well, I at least think they are well styled on the envelopes), where Simplicity was a total snooze fest. … More Newsflash: New Simplicity and New Look Patterns Announced
*Sigh* Ok, so I am still working to perfect my McCall’s top pattern. After my latest round of alterations I have the following thoughts and things to deal with: * The bust area is fabulous. * The sleeves are a good fit, but there is far too much ease at the sleeve cap after I raised … More Sewing Update Part 2 and a Rant
Two pattern releases in the same day! Can we handle it? Simplicity After driving me batty for a whole day due to a broken link on the main page, I have finally been able to look at the new Simplicity collection. Overall… I am not too impressed. There are a lot of pajamas, crafts, and kids … More Don’t Bore Nina! (aka – Newsflash: New Simplicity and New McCall’s Patterns Announced!)
The old French Burda website is soon to be no more, and they have moved to a new web address: http://www.burda.fr I can’t say I am a fan of the new website – it looks like they have very limited previews (only a few pictures and the table of contents). I am hoping that this … More New Burda France Website!
This past week has been crazy! Presentation at school/work/real life thing that I do (I don’t know how to describe grad school… it is not a job but it isn’t really school… oh well, whatever) occupied a lot of time. And then preparing for upcoming skating competitions (we are heading into the major part of … More Totally Stoned
In honor of Tax Day in the US I thought I would share my sentiment on “Use Tax” – that annoying sales tax that comes around once a year to remind you just how much fabric you bought online the year before. I don’t know if everyone has to pay “use tax” but basically it … More Use Tax Can Bite My ***!