Periodical Update

Good evenfall to you Masters of the Interwebs,

I have been up to my eyeballs in hot buttered rum lately. This is of course the latest trend in beauty regimens; pickling oneself in liquor until deliciously pruney. I must say, I don’t mind smelling of rum and butter. It makes me more attractive to sailors and toast aficionados.

Besides bathing in booze, I’ve also been trying to clean up around the old hen house. You see, Mr. McCluckin’ and I have it in mind to sell our digs. Hopefully we’ll have it on the market in the next month or so. If you are in need of a home in pretty great condition, please let me know. I will consider all offers as long as they are accompanied by a cookie bouquet.

I'm wearing my fancy pants in this photo! Watch me make a pillow on season 6 of Sew it All TV.

I’m wearing my fancy pants in this photo! Watch me make a pillow on season 6 of Sew it All TV.

As you know I work for Ye Olde Periodical and it sucks up most of my crafting time. Right now I am prepping to appear on my second episode of Sew it All TV. The first might be airing near you, my first episode is 612. I make a decoratively stitched pillow. It’s hilarious and also terrifying. If you have Sew it All TV in your neck of the woods, and see me, let me know what you think! I think Iowans will be able to watch the episode in late November. So lucky you, Iowans!

My position at Ye Olde Periodical has afforded me this fabulous opportunity. I’ve also met crafting super stars like the Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo and Brini Maxwell. I’ve recently had my first byline come to print. I have about 7 projects on the horizon that will also be featured in the coming 6-9 months. It’s been a wild rascally year since I arrived at Ye Olde Periodical and I think it’s safe to say I’m enjoying myself.

How can you gain from this you ask? Well, one I’ve learned so much about sewing and editing and that knowledge is probably trickling down to you (eventually). Secondly, here’s a free pattern! I made a serger cap back in April and it will be published in December (most likely). In the meantime it’s here for you to enjoy. Note: the hat band on the pattern is a bit snug. You should measure the circumference of your head, add 1/2″ and then make that the length of the band. The crown seems fine to me, but in case you have a rather large gourd on your shoulders take your head circumference, divide it by 6 and add 1/2″ then use that as the measurement for the bottom flat line of the crown pieces.

For now I must bid you adieu. I am being hailed by a bellhop, it might be time for my nightly orangutang wrestling match. I need to stay in shape don’t I? I have a busy job and blog to keep up with; besides it’s terribly good for the liver. Sleep tight or have a recklessly adventurous day (choose one closing sentiment, don’t be greedy).


Henny Penny


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