After a few client requests and my own curiosity set in, I took a one tank trip to check out these hard to find prints released by JoAnn Fabrics this month (February 2021). I was pleased with my finds and it was definitely worth the trip! Click here to see the full video. And subscribe. … Continue reading Fabric Haul: BHM Prints at JoAnn Fabrics
Although this year’s Inauguration Day was so vastly different from others in history, it was ‘normal’ to talk about fashion and get excited about colors, designers and otherwise. With so many things uncertain over the last few months, as usual – fashion is a common topic that brings many together. I loved seeing the wide … Continue reading In Political Fashion: Inauguration Day Designer Guide
We made it – the end of 2020.So, what are you taking to the new year? While some are ready to turn the page on 2020 and ‘start over’ with a new year, my coping mechanism is to focus on the gains and not the losses. Both personally and professionally, there are so many things … Continue reading Happy _______ Year!
As we move closer to Christmas, I am often asked my opinion about sewing machines that are good for beginners of all ages. Between teaching sewing classes as well as using a few of these in a pinch and in between repairs, I have developed a short list of sewing machines that are great for … Continue reading Just sew you know…..
As my birthday month rolls around, I use this time for reflection and celebrate my growth each year. It’s just occurred to me that I have been sewing 35 years. I started sewing as a way to pass time while I was on punishment as a child (no TV, no phone, no outside) thankfully, I … Continue reading Birthday…loading.
“Ease Off” Fall. Winter 2020 Collection by Dru Christine Although the masks sustained my business during this pandemic, there was still the need to design and create a collection. Ease off combines the comfy sweatshirt pieces with just the right amount of shine, which we all miss right now. Home.Chill.Repeat. To purchase items from this … Continue reading Creators will create … even if no one is watching.
The Workbook: When Artists Unite – it’s time. The Assignment: To collaborate with local artists to create pieces for a #blacklivesmatter collection, while using our platforms to bring attention to the racial injustices of black and brown people, a call for change and a movement towards action. In all my years as a designer, I … Continue reading The Workbook: When Artists Unite – it’s time.
No matter your perspective, we can all agree — these are truly unprecedented times that we have never seen and (hopefully) will ever experience again. The current events seemed like a series of never-ending blows to everyone. All industries and services were affected. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped small businesses in their tracks. As the nation slowly … Continue reading Supporting Black Owned Business IS your Business.
Dapper Dads & Fashionable Fathers, we see you! Cool Cleveland is looking to showcase our stylish Dads of Northeast Ohio for an upcoming feature. Please submit: 2-3 photos of your best fashion looks. 1 fashion/style tip for men. Your favorite ‘go to’ places in The CLE for fashion finds. Name, Age and Occupation All entrants … Continue reading Calling all Dapper Dads and Fashionable Fathers!
Imagine wanting to celebrate your birthday- But – Your hair stylist or barber has been displaced. You can’t find your nail tech. The cute little clothing shop that always knew your style, isn’t there anymore. Your favorite bar for your annual birthday toast is closed and so is the your favorite neighborhood dinner spot. If … Continue reading Thinking about #smallbusiness……