RASK- Sewing Tiny Books

The first Friday of June is upon us and you know what that means.  It's TJ Goerlitz here from Studio Mailbox offering an update on this year's RASK campaign.  (And just in case you don't know what it means, I tune in on the first Friday of every month to bring you a little tale of humor and this year we are focusing on random acts of sewing kindness a.k.a. RASK). The Minnesota Center for Book … [Read more...]

RASK: A Sewing Getaway

Welcome to the first Friday in May.  This is TJ Goerlitz of Studio Mailbox reporting to you monthly with a focus on Random Acts of Sewing Kindness or RASK for short.  In April we covered how my Gram rescued my friend Christa's couch but this month I wanted to tell you all about a special weekend when I followed through with the most amazing invitation to tag along with a group of ladies who meet … [Read more...]

Sewing Kindness, a Legacy

Hello dear friends of First Fridays, it's TJ from Studio Mailbox here to bring you your monthly dose of sewing humor.  This year I'm rolling out a campaign promoting Random Acts of Sewing Kindness or RASK for short.  I hope it will catch on so please allow me to update you on what's been happening! My Grandma came for a visit and before she got her shoes off she plunked her old serge machine … [Read more...]

RASK Link Love

Hello Friends of First Fridays!  It's TJ Goerlitz here to deliver your monthly dose of sewing humor.  As you may remember from last month, we've announced that this year's goal is to conduct Random Acts of Sewing Kindness (or RASK for peeps in the know). I had hoped to be able to update you on the progress I've made with our new friend Christa from last month but we haven't been able to find … [Read more...]

Random Acts of Sewing Kindness

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ from Studio Mailbox, here to roll out our plans for 2016.  I texted Heather while I was formulating this post and she suggested coming up with a theme for the year.  My heart sank like a dude who thinks he's getting trapped into a committed relationship.  A whole theme? I thought, Well, I suppose if I'm going to be spending the first Friday of … [Read more...]

First Fridays Year in Review 2015

Hello Friends of First Fridays, it's your old pal TJ from Studio Mailbox here reporting to you on the first Friday of every month where I strive to provide you with a regular dose of sewing humor.  How fun is it that this Friday also happens to be the very first day of a whole new year?  I'm giddy with the thought of twelve fresh months for creative shenanigans!! But before launching off into … [Read more...]

Scrap Canvas Gift Tags

Hello friends of first Fridays.  It's your old pal TJ from Studio Mailbox here to share some laughs with you as I faithfully report my latest creative disaster. Last month I wrote about handmade holiday preparations and tried to encourage you from over doing it.  So this month it's only fitting that I decided to ignore my own advice and make some hand painted gift tags using scrap canvas. I … [Read more...]

Holiday Preparations

Hello Friends of First Fridays!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here to deliver your monthly dose of sewing humor.   I'm happy to report that I've been faithfully wearing the apron I created last month.  It's transformed my life and turned me into some kind of whirlwind producer of handcraft.  Oh who am I kidding?  That's not entirely true but it is helping me transition into holiday project … [Read more...]

Putting the On Back in Apron

Hello friend's of first Fridays!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here in an attempt to bring you a few laughs.  Last month I joined in with my project for scrappy journal book covers but this month I'm back on track with our regularly scheduled monthly dose of sewing humor. Was it just me or was September cray-cray?  Over here it was the kind of busy where every aspect of my life felt like it was … [Read more...]