stitch classy, talk nasty.

It's maybe not so great rebranding at 9:30pm but, dang, does it look alright.

I've cleaned up everything, down to the font, and with great heartache, forced my crumpled+ scanned kraft paper, into a well-deserved retirement.

Not to worry, real swanky will forever stitch you what you need for when you need it, there's just more mint green. And you can never have too much of that.

As a thank-you for your rad support over the years, I'm offering up code NEW10 at checkout, for 10% off all orders $30+ 'til Wednesday!

thanks thanks thanks.

blog feature: kami goertz // marathon1981

nasty little side-eyes, grabby hands, and SO much upcycled vintage floral upholstery fabric - all this combined surely makes my knees knock. I'm both fascinated, charmingly clammy, and completely in love with Kami Goertz's creatures.

Kami of marathon1981 has been crafting up a storm since before I got an epi-pen. A sea of rad creatures greet you at every pop up, craft show, and open studio night Kami may be found at, where she creates a clever little world awe and amusement. I've been lucky enough to work on my hand sewing in Kami's studio while she painstakingly prods a needle the size of my pinky-finger through vintage materials (all lovingly scored at one thrift shop/clothing swap/deadstock bolt or another) to add horns, sleepy eyes or other accent pieces to her one-of-a-kind makes.

Without a doubt, this lady consistently floors me with her creations, and her ability to effortlessly think-sketch-snip-sew is nothing short of admirable. Take a gander at her website, below, will you?

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blog feature: heidi // heidi and seek boutique

Many moons ago, I started up my Etsy shop to create handmade clothing from vintage/salvaged materials. While I learned over some while that hand embroidery was wahaaay more for me, I'll at times miss spending hours on a custom "something for someone from somewhere". Luckily I still get to do this with needlepoint. 

In the wonderful world of clothing + fashion, I get to admire and live vicariously through my close pal, Heidi Friesen, of Heidi and Seek Boutique.I know Heidi through the handmade community and am super pleased to call her a solid friend and penpal.

A rad little lady with that Mennonite streak of DIY, Heidi spends hours in her (enviable) sewing room, creating pieces from scratch that will wear well for eons.

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blog feature: stacey bowers // bangupbetty

Here's a damn fine example of someone with a heart of gold, who won't take your shit. Though I've only known Stacey Bowers of Bang Up Betty for a few years, she's without a doubt one of my favourite human people that I'm beyond pleased to call a homie.

Generous (as FUCK), Stacey so very often contributes sizable portions of her sales to causes that are near and dear to her heart, always with full transparency and a fistful of delight.

Named after America's, nay, history's most crucial feline, Stacey hand stamps every necklace at her joint in Little Rock, Arksansas, USA. Totes, enamel pins and rad threads can also be spotted on Stacey's clean-cut website.

With pieces like this, you'd be a straight fool not to holler at this little lady, no?

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Get stoked on Friday, a broken cold-snap, and those Subway coupons we all got in the mail last week. You got one. You won't use it. But really, it's a great deal.. ugh.

The new year has been peppered with thrift scores, new pals at the fabric shop and fun custom orders. An order of a couple hundred hoops arrived from a hop, skip + a jump away -- already am I putting these to good use and getting them going to good homes all over the globe.

My latest pick-up was for this strange + purdy outers space cotton with little flaws and misshapen snips here and there.

As I take a timely stitchin' break to write a little something and watch Frank + Henry tear up the joint with great excitement, I look forward to Winnipeg's warmer weather (read: -1C zone) and wearing zero fucking socks for MANY days in a row.