Month: April 2012

Custom Handmade Wood Cart for Sewing Classes

handmade wood cart for sewing classes

I have been teaching sewing lessons at a local school for the past few years.  I enjoy every minute I spend teaching, but unfortunately the cleaning up is no fun at all.

Cleanup has always been a nightmare, since I don’t have my own classroom.  Every week I would haul machines, irons, boards (both ironing and rotary), fabric, extension cords, scissors, rulers, etc, etc, etc to the classroom I was going to teach in.  Lately, with a full class, it was taking me about 45 minutes to clean up each week.  My husband was getting frustrated with me getting home so late, and so I asked him to build me a cart.  I sketched up a design, and in a matter of just two days, this is what he created:

Handmade Wood Cart for Sewing Classes

This handmade wood cart is perfect.  It hold 4 machines on the bottom.  The middle shelf is actually two shelves that stack on-top each other, and they hold all my fabric and other supplies.  The top is for the irons –now I don’t have to wait for them to cool.  And the side/bottom boxes hold the ironing boards and rotary boards.  It’s perfect!  No more hauling things back and forth.  Now I just load this baby up, and roll it away.  I’m so excited!

Handmade Wood Cart for Sewing ClassesThe best part is that the cart stacks (it’s made of 4 different boxes that come apart), so it’s really easy to get things in and out.  And now that everything is perfectly organized, my students have no excuses when cleaning up –everything has a place!

Making a House a Home: Handmade Quilts on Couches

handmade quilts on couches

When it comes to the art of making a house a home, isn’t  there something welcoming about handmade quilts on couches?  A handmade quilt in a main living space acts to soften the space; it makes the space more pleasant, relaxed, and warm.  Who doesn’t want their living room couch to feel that way?


Image Credit / Quilt Credit : Houzz Tour, Feed Dog, Creative Chicks, Design Sponge & SplitYarn on Flickr

Piper & Chloe’s Spring Showcase


piper and choloe salt lake city utah


Mark your calendars, and come support local artists by attending this years “Piper & Chloe – A Spring Showcase”, here in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Both Josh and I will have items for sale.  We hope you can make it!