Mary Mulari did a 2 session workshop Saturday at the store, and it was WONDERFUL! She is such a fabulous speaker, and she had some super examples of her work and designs, and there were boatloads of her books, patterns, and different items available during the event. I can’t wait to get busy using some of her great tips and techniques. One of my favorite things about the workshop was how fast and fun her projects were, and the variety of projects. Something for everyone!
Here are a few of the workshop attendee’s favorites –
This pattern is actually for 3 different style aprons, INCLUDING children’s sizes! It quickly sold out. We are restocking it and you can check out the information here. She has quite a few other fantastic apron patterns too, but this was the crowd favorite.
The Make A Zipper zippers were another big hit. They are a great value, and come in vibrant colors too. You can see the zipper selection we offer here, just scroll to the bottom of the webpage for the Make A Zippers style Zippers. You can use them for the Zip & Carry Bags (item 31414). I have to admit, when I first saw a picture of Mary’s zippered tote patterns, I thought, “hmmmmm nice, but probably nothing I would be interested in making”. After seeing them in person and how darling they were, and how quickly they zipped together, I was converted! They are SO fun! If you need a great gift bag, this is the way to go. They are super gifts just as they are too. Check them out here.
Mary is famous for her easy no fuss approach to altering sweatshirts too. She has many great books, and two of the favorites at the Workshop are books that will be added to the website soon. One was Sweatshirt Makeovers, and another one was Sweatshirts For All Seasons.
I ordered a book on travel items and can’t WAIT to receive it! Loaded with quick and easy projects that you can use even if you don’t travel, one of the things I loved the most was the placemat totes. There are also tons of great gift projects included. I can’t wait to go bargain shopping to find some ingredients for a few fun totes. I’ll post a few pics when I get them done.
If you get a chance to go see Mary somewhere in person, make sure you go. She is a wonderful speaker. Who knows, you may even end up modeling some of her lovely aprons!