Well, the day finally came! Austin City Craft’s City-Wide Sewing Class was held today, and 21 new sewers entered “The Club!” It was very very exciting. We had giveaways ranging from pin cushions to a seam ripper to pretty flower straight pins to fabric to keychains to a real honest to goodness brand spanking new sewing machine!
Coming from all over the city (and this is the broad use of the word “city”), 21 ladies came in empty handed and left with a brand new pair of “stylish” (and this is the broad use of the “stylish”) pajama bottoms. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!
Here are LOTS of photos from the day. Yes, there’s a lot – I did my best to make sure that every student was captured (thanks to Charlotte’s impromptu role of photographer). You’ll also see the four co-teachers that worked so hard to make these 21 sewing dreams come true. You’ll have to scroll down to the bottom to learn of the “tiny bit of bad news.”
Yep, it was FUN!
This is the set up that greeted each student.
Sweet sewing fingers of an eleven year old!
If these machines could talk...
Me and Ginger showing off the kazoos that each student received ... shocker alert: they didnt work.
A give-away winner! FREE FATQUARTER!
More crafty giveaways! We have show we're crafty folk, right!?!
Winner of the sewing machine. But remember - we're all winners just for being there.
BFF ... aawwww!
I love these gals. Clockwise from top left: Tiffany, Sarah, Charlotte, Ginger, me, Lacey. Thank ladies! We're making memories for sure!
And…I simply canNOT close out these photos with anyone except Charlotte. She was simply just supposed to open the building and have the tables set up. That’s it. Done for the day. Instead – she stayed ALL day, too photos, helped teach, made coffee, cleaned up, etc, etc. etc. Thank you Charlotte. I love this photo of you!
We all want to thank everyone for participating…and i want to especially thank the four of you who were tremendous teachers today. Furthermore, thank you Lacey for helping make the pincushions, key chains, etc. Ginger for making pretty much everything. Tiffany for helping me cut fabric, arrange patterns, hand sew pincusions, and climb latters. Sarah – you’re so clutch! Thanks for coming in at the last minute despite jetlag. I pray you get that adoption taken care of fast!!!
And now for the bad news.
And really, it’s just a tiny bit bad.
We can no longer call ourselves Austin City Craft.
It’s been a good run. We had a month. We purchased domains, set up a blog, created a Facebook page, started an Etsy shop, and held our first (and o-so-cool event). So it was good while it lasted!
Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere – we just have to go forward under a different name. (Long story that goes something like this: Trademark violation!)
So, we are on the prowl for the perfect name. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, I’m still Robie and this is still a sewing blog … so let’s go sew something!
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