Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Found my book in Austin Tx!

I have been spending my holiday time in Austin Texas this year and for fun wanted to check out if the local Borders Book Store was carrying my book...

Hooray, we found the book! And just cause I was so excited to have found it, we took a little photo for posterity!

I then, of course, put it in a much more visible location on the shelves!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Workshop Schedule Jan, Feb & March 2009 Just Updated

Some highlight include a "Make your Own Knit Scarf Workshop" as well as a "Make your Own Wrapped Earrings Workshop". Both are taught by guest teachers!

Yes, it's tough to read the schedule on the blog, but click one of the calendar pages below and it will take you to a larger, more readable schedule!

Fashion Lab Fall 2008 Project Photos

Check out all the cool projects the ladies accomplished in the Fall 2008 Fashion Lab Boot Camp that just ended last week!

Diggin' this stuff and want to do it too?

Sign up for the Winter 2009 Fashion Lab Boot Camp!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Megan was a Guest on Martha Stewart Sirius Radio Show

On November 21st, Megan Avery was lucky enough to be a guest on the "Morning Living" Martha Stewart Radio Show on Sirius Satellite Radio.

It was pretty cool, since Megan is just a little smitten with Martha. She didn't get to talk directly to her, but just being in the "Martha" presence was quite an experience.

If you missed the interview live, you can listen to it here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Make your Own bags - Absolutely no SEWING required!

Just saw this awesome project on the Martha Stewart show.

The publisher of my upcoming book"Bag Bazaar" is Potter Craft, which is a division of Random House. Apparently they also published the book of the author that is being featured on this episode of the Martha Stewart Show. Her book is called book author of another great book

Simply Sublime Bags: 30 No-Sew, Low-Sew Projects

and you can check out the video on the Martha Stewart website.


I am quite impressed at the durability of the bags, considering they have not used a sewing machine at all to create it! All they are using is fabric (with this cool vinyl like covering, which I had never seen before! ) staples, and duct tape! I might have to use some of these techniques in a workshop at the studio some time in the near future!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Book Signing Party Dec. 5th, 2008 5PM - Mark your Calendars!

Very exciting news just in!

We just set the date for our book signing party.

My book "Bag Bazaar - 25 Stylish Bags to Sew in an Afternoon" comes out on or around November 19th, 2008 and to celebrate, we are OF COURSE going to have a book signing party.

Mark you calendars for Friday December 5th starting at 5pm.

More details to follow, but I just wanted to make sure no one double books! (Ha! Get it? double "books"...)

Anyway - Good times are sure to be had by all! What better way to jump start your holiday shopping, than with a gross of my new book for all your nearest and dearest, this holiday gift giving season!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

You're invited to attend:

Next 5-Week Boot Camp Starts Nov. 4th

And there are only 2 spots left!

Secure your spot now ONLINE & get Megan's upcoming

book "Bag Bazaar" 25 Stylish Bags to Sew in an Afternoon

absolutely free ($19.95 value!)

Click the boot camp logo above to find out more and see all the
great projects the last session made.

This $349 class is perfect for complete beginners, or even stitchers that have a
little experience.

Each session only has 8 students.

Here are some comments from past Fashion Lab Boot Campers:

"Great value for the money."

"I was impressed with how much progress we made in the five weeks."

"I liked that it was flexible. I think the relaxed atmosphere allowed people to
work at their own pace."

"Learned A LOT more than I expected. Used to think zippers would be hard - but wasn't
bad at all!"

"I never thought I'd actually be able to wear something I made!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fashion Lab Boot Camp Fall 2008 - Student Project Portfolios

We just finished up our very first Fashion Lab Boot Camp and all seven students went from being complete sewing newbies to fairly proficient on the sewing machines. In the five week class that met twice a week, each student completed headbands, clutches, two zippered cosmetic bags, a cute camp, lounge pants and a tweed cropped jacket. Here are the students in the class and their finished projects. Click the photos to scroll the different projects each student made.