"Honor her for all that her hands have done. . ." Prov 31:31

July Activities

I hope everyone had a super fun and safe July 4th holiday. Summer may now officially start!

I will be participating in the “Sundays on Cole” event here in Enumclaw, scheduled for 8 Sundays starting July 8th. I will have a booth on 3 of the days: July 15th, August 5th and 26th. Each Sunday will have weekly themes including food trucks, street vendors, a farmers market, car show, and more! Visit downtown Enumclaw, on Cole Street, from 10-6.

Mark your calendars for the Kids Sewing 4 Fun Kamp! Bring your friends - mom and dad are welcome to join in on the fun! I have several great projects planned. The Kamp will be held on July 16, 17, and 18 from 9-noon each morning. Snacks and all supplies are included for $125. Please let me know if you will need a classroom machine ~ I only have 3 right now!

The calendar on my website is now working! Yippee! You can see at a glance the featured projects for each class, plus any special events I have scheduled.

I am working with a local sewing machine repairman for a “Sewing Machine Maintenance Day”. He will demonstrate cleaning and upkeep of your machines and troubleshoot any issues you may have. Once we have the details worked out, I will post the day and time. Check the online calendar, too!

July projects are:

Kid’s Sewing – Summer Breeze Pillowcase Doll Dress
Adult Sewing – Knot an Ordinary Purse or Master Chef Apron

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” I John 3:18 NASB


Late June Activities . . .

Happy "almost Summer" everyone!
Although there was a ribbon cutting a few months after I joined the Enumclaw chamber, it was at the Chamber office. I did not have an "official" storefront at that time. Well, now that I do . . . another ribbon cutting ~ at my new shop! It will be Wednesday, June 20th at 2 pm and everyone is welcome! 😀 Pictures to come . . .
An event promoting local business through an open market in downtown Enumclaw ~ called "Sunday's on Cole" ~ will be every Sunday July 8 to August 26, 10 -6. I will be participating on July 15th, August 5th, and August 26th. There will be food trucks, street vendors, arts & crafts, farmers market, car show, and more! Hope to see you there!
The second project for June is Madeira Scalloped Heirloom Bonnet.July's first featured project will be Pencil Roll-up Cases. Contact me for information on class schedules. The shop is open on Saturday's 10-4 pm for fabrics and gift items.
Put the week of July 16th {Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 9-noon} on your calendar for the first"Kids Sewing 4 Fun Camp". Projects will include "Shaving Cream Color Blocks" & "Spinner Art Blocks", and more! All materials will be included, use of the machines (if needed), and snacks for $125. Space is limited so please register early! 🤟
"so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19 NASB


Open House, Updated Website, Shop Hours and Survey

The Open House will be this Sunday June 3rd, 1-5 pm. I look forward to visiting with you and showing off my new workarea and classroom!

Website Revamp Done (mostly)!

Although there are a few items still to be done, the updated website is up and running! It is mobile compatible, the online shop is working and you can place orders for classes or other items. Now it is up to me to add the rest of my inventory! Coming soon will be a monthly calendar for ease in selecting classes and a gallery of photos.

* Shop Hours *

The shop will be open, regardless of class schedule, on Saturdays from 10-4. You can shop a variety of items, from home deco & gifts to fun dresses and christening gowns. I am available for questions or just good conversation!

NOTE: The shop will be closed and no classes will be scheduled from June 7th thru 12th.

* Featured Projects *

The featured project thru June 16th is the Travel Zipper Roll-up  and for the rest of June Madeira Scalloped Heirloom Bonnet.

* Survey Question *

I am interested to know how many would be interested in a Kid's Sewing Camp for later this summer. Projects could include "Shaving Cream Color Blocks" & "Spinner Art Blocks" among others. I am thinking of 3 consecutive mornings (all materials included) for $125. Perhaps in late July or August?

Please contact me with your thoughts. Thank you.

"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13


Open House, Featured Project & Classes . . .

Open House, Featured Project & Classes . . .
I just realized last night that this weekend is the Memorial Day holiday! In light of that “uh oh” moment, the Open House has been rescheduled for Sunday June 3rd, 1-5 pm.

The featured project for the next two weeks is the “Travel Roll-Up”.

SH rollup

Seahawk travel rollup

Partly prompted by having several kits left over after this last weekend, this project features 3 ways to install a zipper. The rollup can be used for jewelry (perfect for travel), to carry crochet hooks, Legos or even small cars!

Rollup inside

Multiple pockets inside

Reminder: The weekly sessions are . . .

Mix-It-Up” will be on Wednesday morning (9-noon). This will be an opportunity for students to bring an unfinished project to work on, begin something new, or work on a specific technique.

Let’s Play with our Machines” will be Thursday evening (5-8 pm). Learn the basics of your machine while working on simple projects.


striped doll blanket

striped doll blanket

Saturday morning (9-noon) will focus on Kids Sewing. The children will learn a new technique each week and become comfortable with the sewing machines.

quilt block 1

quilt block 1

Beginning Sewing will be on Saturday afternoon (1-4 pm). This class will allow students to become more comfortable with their machines and learn new techniques.

Each 3-hour class is $35 (plus tax). Fabrics and kits may be purchased at time of class or students may bring their own supplies.


Until the new version of my website is active, please contact me directly to register. FYI The shop will be closed and there will be no classes on June 7th through June 12th.

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Phillipians 4:4-9 NIV


The classroom is almost ready!

Sewing Classes to begin May 5th! With construction complete, I have been busy organizing fabrics and setting up the classroom.


  finally looks like a classroom

I am SEW excited to start a new chapter in my business!!! For a long time, it has been my dream to teach sewing. I have many years of experience and training with LOTS of tips and tricks to pass on to others.

The results complied from an informal survey at events in 2017 show quite a few are interested in both beginning classes and quilting.

Based on that, I am offering 2 classes, initially, both this coming Saturday May 5th. Beginning Sewing for Kids (Striped Doll Blanket) 9-noon and Beginning Sewing - Pinwheel Quilt Block 1-4 pm. Check in Products on my website or see my facebook posts for more information on each class. Please contact me directly to register for these two classes: Carolyn at sales@old2newheirlooms.com.

striped doll blanket

    striped doll blanket

quilt block 1

          quilt block







I am working on the session offerings (I have lots to choose from!) for the rest of May and beyond; they will be posted once complete. Let me know if you have specific class or project requests. I look forward to guiding you on your sewing journey.

"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:26


Event Wrapup

Hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving day! We had a quiet day, with good food, basketball and naps!

The last day of the show was anti-climatic for me: I woke up sick! My daughter and granddaughters ran the booth while I spent the day sweltering in bed 🙁 My son-in-law and a good friend from church came down to help tear down and pack up. My family and friends are ROCKSTARS!

Expo show booth

    Expo show booth

On Saturday my booth had a special visitor and I learned Santa can sew! He made his suit, all trimmed in white fur!! If Santa can do it . . . SEW can you! Watch this site for updates on the remodel and when classes might be starting.

Carolyn and Santa

    Carolyn and Santa

Remember ~ there is still time to order that special gift or garment for the holidays . . . to wear or to give. Contact me at sales@old2newheirlooms.com or text 253-318-1414.

"As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." Colossians 2:6-7 ASV


Craft Show Update

After a rough Thursday during setup, Friday went pretty well albeit slow. I have high hopes for today!

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures so you are all going to have to come see the show for yourself!

I will take pictures to post tomorrow 🙂



Event Update!

Morning all. I just realized I have not updated my event schedule! Running late, as usual . . been SUPER busy getting ready for this weekend. YES, THIS WEEKEND!

Old2New Heirlooms will have a booth at the Festival of Crafts and Gifts on Friday (17th), Saturday (18th) and Sunday (19th). It will be at the Enumclaw Expo Center (ie: King County Fairgrounds). Hours are 10-6 on Fri/Sat and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is $3, under 12 free. There will be vendors, food, live entertainment, holiday music, kids crafts, and lots fun for the whole family.

show logo

I will be demonstrating lace shaping, every hour. The Make-n-Take project is a cute snowman ornament ($3 supplies fee).

     lace shpaged heart        snowman ornament


NOTE: Due to logistic issues, I will not be participating in the Pre-Black Friday Bazaar in Renton. As that will be on Saturday, you can visit both shows! he, he, he

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1 NIV


Upcoming Events!

This Friday and Saturday, Sept 28-29th, I will have a booth {fabric only} in the Crystal Quilters Quilt Show at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Hours are 10:00 to 5:00 both days. I will be at the booth Friday afternoon and all of Saturday. My son-in-law is retiring from the Navy and I will be attending his retirement ceremony Friday morning! Two very good friends will be manning the booth for me during my absence Friday morning.

I will be at only one event this fall, the Pre-Black Friday Holiday Bazaar at the Renton Technical College (3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056) on November 18th, from 9:00-4:00. There will be a wide variety of items available: wallets, purses, shopping and tote bags, holiday dresses, and much, much more! Lots of ideas for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts.

2015 Renton Booth

                      2015 Renton Booth

For wonderful holiday outfits and handmade gifts, please consider ordering early ~ like now! ~ my calendar fills up fast.

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10-11 KJV


Peony Floral Dress, Seahawk Grommet Purse and wallet

Although I usually have a project in mind when I shop, these fabrics literally leaped out at me when browsing at a local quilt shop. The peony print and coordinating stripes are bright and colorful, just right for a full-skirted dress.

floral spring dress

floral spring dress

full skirt

full skirt

The striped fabric was used on the hem with the Madeira Scalloped technique and diagonally on the sleeve bands, with an inverted pleat rather than gathers. A purple or light green ribbon ccould also be used at the waist. The neckline has a darling V-neck, perfect for showing off a favorite necklace. This dress is a size 5 and available for purchase.

Projects featuring the local sports teams are always popular. As I am in the Pacific Northwest, the Seahawks are frequently requested. Although this grommet purse is darling in large print florals and coordinating prints, my client asked for one in Seahawk fabric with a matching wallet. I used two of the dark blue fabrics, accented with the Seahawk green and other prints. She seems happy with the result! Contact me to order yours!

SH wallet

Seahawk wallet

SH wallet inside

SH wallet inside

SH grommet purse

Seahawk grommet purse, blue with green sash

"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory." Eph. 1:13-14


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