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The Muslin for My Curtains Has Arrived!

Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. Now they’re just waiting to be made into something, and that’s makin me nervous. The last time I was talking about making curtains, I was… Read more »

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Dreaming of Making Curtains for New Home

Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. I sewed my first buttonhole! When I pulled my cloth out of my sewing machine, I was so amazed to see the buttonhole etchings appear… Read more »

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Sweet Cyber Monday Deals

I’ve never been such a sucker for sales as I seem to be this holiday season. I hope it’s not because I’m somehow consuming more in general. That would suck. But a better story would be that I’m just being more efficiently targeted than ever by the brands and companies that I actually sign up… Read more »

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The Bizzles! Back Together Again

Lime Acre in Whitehouse, Jamaica. Monday, November 19, approx 1:35pm. I miss bizzle. Note the particularly strong fashion statements. Equally strong statements by both bizzles. Polka-dots and camou donned by Bizzle #1. Bizzle #2 is sporting pink pj pants sewn by Bizzle #1, and a stylin’ Taiwan Is Free tee.

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Recycling Precious Fabric on an Old Bag

Recycled some fabric last weekend! Bam. and from an unlikely object… a beloved old purse that I’ve been reluctant to part with over the years, even though it’s become worn and ratty. Normally a little patina just makes my heart grow fonder, but somehow the design on this bag doesn’t pull off that threadbare aesthetic… Read more »

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Alexander McQueen: “Savage Beauty”

My sewing teacher mentioned during class tonight that she was waffling about whether to take a tough trip up to New York for the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met. The name rang a bell… how could it not – what a name. But I realized it was because I’d recently read about… Read more »

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homemade holiday vid for imoM

Check out a homemade film short we made for the imoM shop’s upcoming show at Handmade Mart! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reiL329_CNY&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0xcc2550&color2=0xe87a9f] The soundtrack is a song we recorded in winter 2008 with singers Laura Burhenn and May Tabol. Check out the full song at our new myspace page. Also, be sure to follow imoM at facebook.com/imomshop and twitter.com/imomshop!