Winter Update 2015/16

treeThe Elves arrived to decorate !

Bless them as this tradition is in its 19th year! Thanks Tracey and Jim, and then off we headed to the Westport Parade. Loving Christmas and all the festivities. Now for the entertaining which never seems to end here on Wild Apple Lane.

In the midst of this season I have planned my Winter schedule of workshops and events so keep reading.

Sewed up the sweetest little jacket in light weight boiled wool (synthetic blend) Butterick #6253 Pockets, raw edges showing, and zip with hood to take you anywhere. Love it !

blue coatTook a day trip to fabric shops in Durham region and Judy found some fabulous red along with treasures discovered by Susan, Rosemary and Susan 2. Such a fun day with sewing companions. Judysanta suitIn the midst of my sewing sessions with Shirts, Marilyn completed the shirt for her son and went on to make Santa a new set of clothing. He was very happy as last year they got covered with soot!

Sewing Classes

January 2016 ….begins the most creative fun sewing classes ever. 

Come to the Creative Styling Studio and be inspired. Guiding you through your unfinished projects, upcycling garments or starting from scratch; I will help you enjoy the process of sewing.

New to sewing, needing a refresher or perhaps just wanting to take your sewing a step further.

Well let’s get started. 

Wednesday thru Saturday just pick a time and book ahead. 

Serging workshops will continue to be held the second Friday of each month from 1-4, beginning on January 8th 2016.

Machine Embroidery continues to meet once a month beginning Friday January 15.

3/6 or 9 hour sessions are available

You may also join in to help sew up Pillow Cases for Caring or Velux holders for drainage bottles needed by Breast Cancer patients. These days are free and you only need to bring some supplies. Dates TBA.

Westport Sewers Forum meets the last Wednesday of each month and the Sewing Connection meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. 


May I take the time  to wish everyone  a Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year…  May family and friends be a part of the season and may Santa be good to you all.

Jo-Anne and the Creative Styling Elves

See you soon


November Arrives

pink sweater setIt is beautiful here on the lane even though most fall foliage is gone. We are enjoying warm weather and sunshine, so time to finish the last garden projects and store away the outdoor equipment.

Sewing classes have been scheduled almost daily and my sewing for the winter has begun. The pink Sweater set was sewn and serged using the fabric on my last post. I love when a fabric selvedge has a distinct look about it. So I tried to use the selvedge on the sweater knit to its best advantage by cutting and reapplying it along the hem of front and back of jacket. The soft modal knit was a little tricky to work with but by stabilizing seams and shoulder areas it went together in no time at all.

Shirt making, Pant Fitting and Machine Embroidery happen this week in the studio before I take a little break before Holidays.

So until next time. Wear a POPPY and say ‘Thank You” to a veteran!

Jo-Anne      /