One of the great things about having a blog is that I'm able to share info about resources that
will undoubtedly and totally rock your world I consider to be life-improving. (One of the great things about reading blogs is that so many bloggers do the same.)
At any rate, if you don't know about Sunni's blog, you should. She posts terrific tutorials. She makes lovely clothes. She's looks adorable wearing them. What's not to love? Moreover, Sunni runs an online sewing shop that's really fantastic. I know this cuz I've purchased from it on a variety of occasions and have always been pleased with my loot. (It goes without saying, no one's paying me to write this.)
A while ago she revamped the store and I actually think it's better than ever. As y'all know, I live in a metropolis with a reasonable number of sewing resources closely available (for example, there's a Mokuba a short bike ride from my house) but many of you may not be in the same boat. For access to petersham ribbon alone, Sunni's store is a find. But add to it the fusible webbing, fusible stay tape (like a tape version of fusible interfacing in a variety of widths), 3-ply shoulder pads, a really cool pleater (and by the way, I have NO urge to pleat, but if I did I'd be all over that thing), belt supplies and so much more - though I hate the term, I've got to say the shop is well-curated. I can see myself using just about all of the offerings - in fact, I've bought many of them! What's better still, Sunni often highlights one of her latest finds in a tutorial or post to show you easy, real-world application. It's cross-marketing at its best.
The shipping charges to Canada are reasonable to competitive. As you know, shipping to Canada is expensive, so I do appreciate that the charges are aligned with larger vendors. It makes it feasible for me to support a small business. And I do love that I'm supporting small-business.
Today's questions: Do you read A Fashionable Stitch? Have you bought from the store and, if yes, what was your experience? If you're a home-sewist, only just hearing about it now, does the stock appeal to you? Do you use the products you see listed in the shop (regardless of where you purchase them from)? (I believe the petersham might be from Mokuba, though it's available in a much more limited scope of colours and widths than are sold at Mokuba, but the price is better at Sunni's. Seriously, unless I need ribbon immediately, or in a very specific colour, I don't even bother going to Mokuba. I'd rather buy it from the luxury of my home...
PS: While I'm on about shopping and how you can buy life-enriching things, Butterfly Collection is having a 15% off sale on one of my fave bras evah - the Cleo Melissa. Since this vendor charges no shipping in US or Canada, that's a very good deal for North Americans. (UK and Euro peeps, you've got it made on the online bra shopping scene so I don't feel too bad for you.) Since it is my birthday tomorrow, why not buy yourself a gift? :-)