I am so super excited to host Dana of MADE in our shop next weekend! I’ve followed her blog for ages and had such a good time getting to know her via email and her posts. And now I get to meet her IRL and share that with all of Atlanta. Woot!
Dana is widely known for her amazing blog posts about sewing, crafting, mothering, and the beauty of a full, creative life. Her images are inspiring, her ideas are always original and timely, her writing is fresh and friendly, and her tutorials are well-written and easy to follow. She’s become something of a craft blog guru, and was winner of the first round of So You Think You’re Crafty, voted on by blog readers from all over. With nearly 2 million hits on her blog to date, she has her finger on the pulse of the modern craft and DIY movement, and is such a great source for inspiration and eye candy. Atlanta is HUNGRY for inspiration, and Dana brings it in spades, so I can’t think of a better way to kick off our ongoing Blogger Talk Series than with her in the shop!
We’ll begin Friday, June 11 at 7 pm with a Blogger Talk and reception at the shop. Dana will drop in for a casual meet-n-greet with light refreshments, and you’ll have the chance to come down, meet her, grill her about where she gets her ideas or how she takes such fabulous photos, and soak up some crafty coolness. All the Whipstitch staff will be there, and most of us will be doing some handsewing while we hang. Come on down, BYOB, and join us!
Saturday, June 12, we’ll host TWO workshop events! First, at 11 am, Dana will hold an in-store demonstration teaching one of her most widely-loved techniques: making a pattern from an existing garment. This is a FREE demonstration and open to all! Then, at 2 pm, Dana is teaching a Mystery Workshop–participants will be given a bag of supplies, but won’t know what they’re making until the workshop begins. You know it’ll be fabulous, and the surprise is part of the fun! The workshop is $45, limited to 10 participants, and registration is OPEN on our classes page.
I can hardly believe that June is already upon us, and that this event–which I’ve been looking forward to for months, no lie–is finally here. I hope that all you locals will come down to the shop, join in the fun, and make Dana feel welcome. She’s a transplanted California girl, after all, and I feel a burden to show her some Southern hospitality here in Atlanta, the Jewel of the South.
Registration for the Mystery Workshop is just over half full–but there are still spaces left! Register NOW and be part of the fun! See you then!