Monday, August 29, 2011

summer fun

My three beauties went off to their first day of school this morning. They all got to school like they were pros. Like it was just another day, no big deal. And they were up early and happy about it. I'm so happy about their teachers!

I wanted to show you some pic's that I took of my girl this summer. The first one you can see of her feet. We had to paint each toe a different color. Only a six year old can truly pull that look off. Especially if they love Hello Kitty.

We also did up her hair. Twisted each section and then put it up in bobbie pins. So messy and cute! Again only a six year old! I also did my hair like this, but did not leave the house :)

She kinda reminds me of Princess Leia in this picture. I do remember doing my hair like this and tying them up with strips of fabric. Letting my hair dry and then, curls. They were so perfect to sleep with at night. Have you ever done up your hair like this? It's so simple!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I am opening tomorrow! And this is my new logo. She is an updated version of my paper doll. Ain't she cute! Today my signs are going up on my windows. I can hardly wait to see them all.

Working on my wrap counter has been one of the biggest challenges for me. It was hard finding just the right thing to fit in with the look that I want for my shop. So we built it with some new, and old pieces. Here's the breakdown: The cabinet came from New Castle. The pale green redwood pillar was in my back yard being weathered for about 5 years. My hub had to cut it in half to get it just right. And the little bit of white trim we bought in Berkeley about 6 years ago. It was just waiting in my garage for the right project. I love how it all came together.

And here is my shop, looking a bit empty. I love this picture, because I can really see the progress that has been made. I am still receiving new fabric every week! It's very exciting.

And here is an after pick. My girl helped me paint this wall. And now my design wall is up. It has created such a perfect focal point. The quilts look like a great piece of art!

Now that I'm open, I would love for you to see all this and more for yourself!

603 5th Street, Lincoln

Tuesday - Friday
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
closed Monday

Sunday, August 21, 2011

sewing school

This is the happiest student! She was so great at sewing up her first quilt. And really did great on sewing in a straight line.

Which is really no easy task to learn. My new friend Lynn, just told me the neatest idea, and the way that she was taught to practice sewing in a straight line.

Just get a page of lined school paper and put it in your machine. Sew on those lines with no thread and a needle that you are ready to toss out. If you do about 2 pages, you should be all set. I thought it was the best tip I have ever heard! And now I will be adding it to the beginning of each Sewing School class.

Thanks Lynn!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

doll quilt

Tonight I will be teaching a class on the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. It is a fun class for a mother and daughter to come together or for anyone who just likes to sew. We will be making a smaller version, perfect to give as a gift for your favorite doll. She will be very happy to receive this on her birthday or Christmas!

Sew Katie Jean
603 5th Street, Lincoln
Tuesday, August 16
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Email me at: and I will send you a supply list for the class.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

sarah jane

Once you see this fabric, you will totally know why I love it so much. I just could not resist buying up this sweet collection.
I met Sarah Jane at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City this past spring. But I totally recognized her from Etsy. She is an illustrator with such a perfect style, that I fell in love with her, her booth, and her fabric line.
She has the best collection of fabric styles for both boys and girls, plus some perfect pieces that mix with both. I will be making up a few things for my shop so you can see them all on display soon.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

sew night

You are invited to my next Sew Night at Sew Katie Jean. I hope you can make it. You'll like seeing the changes happening. Things are coming together here so nicely. I can hardly wait to open my doors full time!

I would love to see what you're working on too. And to show you my string quilt. I need help picking out my border and binding. I do have a favorite, but love to hear what you think! So many choices, you know.

Thursday, August 4th
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sew Katie Jean
603 5th Street, Lincoln

Remember, the Lincoln Farmer's Market begins at 5 p.m. so you can come early and enjoy a little more time out of the house. See you there!