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LOTTA JANSDOTTER’S SCANDINAVIAN STYLE, EPISODE #9 OF THREAD CULT

I have a soft spot for Scandinavian textiles, so it’s no surprise that I love the work of the designer Lotta Jansdotter. Since I first spotted one of her screen printed pillows in a San Francisco gift shop in the early aughts, and later her sewing and printing books, I’ve followed her work, sheepishly thinking I [...]

ORGANIZING THE NOOK: LET THERE BE LIGHT!

This week has been a bad one for light—or the power to produce it—here on the East coast. I’m very grateful that Mr. Fish and I kept our power throughout Sandy, and that we’ve been able to maintain a pretty normal life this week. Our neighbors downtown, in the outer boroughs, and across the Hudson [...]

ORGANIZING THE NOOK: WATERCOLOR BOX STORAGE

When Mr. Fish and I were packing up our Brooklyn apartment in August, I did a serious purge, getting rid of most anything that I hadn’t worn in more than a year, giving more than half of our furniture (well, the Ikea stuff!) to a sweet trio of recent college grads next door (serendipitous for [...]

ORGANIZING THE NOOK: MASON JAR PIN CUSHION

Every fall , my parents used to make home-canned tuna. Papa Fish caught the tuna on his commercial fishing boat off Oregon, then, after he sold the boat, he bought tuna from a guy he knew. Canning was always a big production. Papa Fish would fillet about 200 pounds of whole tuna on a table [...]

SPAM FILTER

If there were such a thing as a sewing citation, as in a ticket, my sewing license would be revoked for dropping, then abandoning sewing pins all around the apartment. Sometimes, after completing a big project, I’ll belatedly notice that the floor sparkles—and not because it’s clean. Even if I pick most of them up, [...]

MY NEW SEWING NOOK (OR, HOW TO FIT YOUR BEDROOM, LIBRARY, DRESSING AREA, AND SEWING SPACE INTO 77 SF!)

Wood. Saw. Hammer. That’s been the game lately around Camp Fish, as Mr. Fish has spent his weekends transforming what was once a mere, boring bedroom into a multi-level castle of efficiency. Did I just write castle? Cabin is what I meant. But we do have lofty, 12-foot ceilings, which made this little number possible: [...]