Saturday, April 26, 2014

8 Jones Street Today, and Tomorrow, and on and on and on...

You might wonder, where has she been? This blog was once quite active, as was my Etsy shop where I sold vintage and handmade things.

See this little rascal above? I've been raising this little person, chasing her around, and taking care of my little family. I've particularly enjoyed sewing clothing for her to wear, like this little jacket I created with some out-of-print fabrics from Aneela Hoey, Oliver + S, and Anna Maria Horner. I'll post a more in-depth description of how this jacket came together later on, I promise.

Aside from family things, I've dabbled here and there with side projects, including my full-time day job and career. But where is 8 Jones Street now?

Well, 8 Jones Street is still between West 4th and Bleecker Street in Manhattan, as far as I know. But 8 Jones Street the blogger is now living in Sweden! You read that right. My family relocated here in October 2014 and we're thrilled to be having this Scandinavian adventure, although it is not a permanent move. And I've been sewing, sewing, and sewing some more.

And I've been drafting my own patterns for my daughter's clothing.

So, my new mission is this: create some easy patterns for very beautiful, comfortable, functional things for little kids to wear. I love sewing with quilting cottons, because they are SO pretty! So I intend to make the patterns workable with quilting cottons as well as garment fabrics.

I'm looking forward to "seeing" you all again. Stay tuned!

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