Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole

Helping creative businesses with their online strategy: πŸ’»+πŸ’—! Currently doing a #YearOfMaking. My latest podcast w/ Maker Extraordinaire, @ccerruti:
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meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
Social trends absolutely fascinate me (trends in general do as well and it's why I do what I do.) To think about how thoughts, actions, and visual cues travel through our collective minds is just another example of how incredible the human mind is. What your looking at in this picture is a trend that originated in Japan and has spread throughout Asia called #instainmyhand. There's nothing behind it. In fact I believe it originated from a pop singer in Japan on a whim - and now it's a trend with over 28k pics on Instagram.
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kjaller : @irenekly @apresley
aisforanika : Interesting!
sfs_interiors : It's creative...I like it!
theshelbyhkd : @tim_dwyer how cool is this!
heidi.parkes : But how? βœ‹πŸΌπŸ“±
kaiju_cutie - gossimer - playingwithcolor - irwiniantheory -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
My beautiful moon necklace "Tuesday" from @sproutgirl74 arrived today. I'm in love with it. I've been super good about not buying things in the past year that I just want and don't need. Happy I splurged on this. Thanks Jenifer! It's beautiful. πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
bay2 : LπŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ˜VE
meigsotoole : @bay2 PERFECT.
risafriedman : I'm very much in love with this.
meigsotoole : @risafriedman there's 2 similar ones left in her shop. 😊
risafriedman : is my bday on Saturday...
meigsotoole : @risafriedman loving the one she just put up. Also, they're a steal.
dangluibizzi - morningggline - sara_wolfie - ohmafelt -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
I started washing all the calico fabric I found of my Grama's. After 2 washes it still smells slightly musty. Any tips? @blairs I feel like you would know what to do. I'll need to reference your free PDF you send out for newsletter sign ups! I highly recommend it to everyone - just sign up for @blairs newsletter and get a great list of ways to maximize your thrift store potential. Excellent tips in there from a seasoned thrifter! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
elingeling : I bet @smithdrygoods might have a few tips too!
anwaso : About a cup or even a little more of distilled white vinegar should work. Apple cider would work too if you must. Vinegar is magic!
anwaso : *The smell will not linger.
geekswithdrinks : Few drops of lavender in the next wash?
angelune : Best thing would be to hang out on a line in the sun. The UV rays kill the bad smells from mould & mildew
ayahthetiger : Hang it out in the sun
blairs : Textile science geek here πŸ‘‹πŸ»
daintydanes : SOak it in vinegar and water. Or add a scoop of baking soda to the water. Or my favorite laundry boost oxy powder
kelleerich - clayroadrepurposed - lisaatpaperbullet - yeahokayok -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
158/365 #YearOfMaking: finished up this tear. #sashiko #stitching #visiblemending #embroidery #εˆΊγ—ε­ #sewing #handstitching
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stilllifewithfood : πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
katrinarodabaugh : Love.
kbprints : @meigsotoole this looks awesome!!
onelittlestar : Looks great!
hulaseventy : currently obsessed with sashiko.
meigsotoole : @katrinarodabaugh getting there! I saw you'll be at @dropforgeandtool this summer for a sashiko workshop! I might have to attend! I'm hopefully coming down for @calpatch's workshop.
meigsotoole : @hulaseventy same same πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•.
katrinarodabaugh : @meigsotoole Would be so lovely to meet you!
soapygirlhair - marthawinterhalter - made_by_v - jcanright -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
157/365 #YearOfMaking #visiblemending #sashiko #stitching
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smithdrygoods : 😍
heidi.parkes : πŸ‘–πŸ’™
merriweatherc - mujostore - ambivalentlyyours - alaskagirlcreates -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
Tools of masters: my Grampa's mechanical pencils that he used as a master #electrician (my Uncle used them later). My Grama's #embroidery scissors that she bought for herself. I found them still in the package from the day when she bought them. I'll use them now. πŸ’— #makersinallshapes #BrickSchoolRoad
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meigsotoole : @mimikirchner it's the best.
starbelliedsneed : My grandmother passed away several years ago, before I got into sewing. Just recently, going through her things I discovered how many interesting tools she had... Made me miss her and feel so close to her at the same time. 🌸
umatigress : hit me up w one of those mechanical pencils
meigsotoole : @starbelliedsneed oh that is so wonderful. We're so lucky to have these tools.
meigsotoole : @umatigress you can come choose a few. πŸ’—
mandybehrensart : Such treasures! 😊
kakarice : Great shot!
lisaatpaperbullet : those mustard .09s are the best.
handandstitch - marthawinterhalter - stewartfiberart - jcanright -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
I got to go to Warren today. Every time I get another chance to be on this property means so much to me. πŸ’• #BrickSchoolRoad
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dropdeadandwrought : Family property or just close to your heart @meigsotoole ?
blossomingtwigs : What a lovely place.
mimsue52 - grt1218 - sara_wolfie - ed_in_a_wonderland -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
Here's a better shot of @grainlinestudio's #tinypockettank I made last night. I'm wearing it today, and while technically it's 4 sizes too small lol, I'm so into it. It's 73 degrees in Boston and I'm headed to Connecticut for the day. πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ #YearOfMaking 156/365 #MMMay15 #memademay15
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wastingthyme : I love it! 😍
greywing : I would like to try that. Looks like a good step up from curtains and pillow cases.
janrybean : Want!
elingeling : It's so good!
bksnacks : It's so cute! And it only has those folded over finishes; @greywing you can totally do it!
sarah_manley : Super cute!
meigsotoole : @greywing you could easily make this. The hardest part is the bias tape on the neck and underarms, but once you learn that it's an excellent skill to have. I can send you video tutorials if you need.
greywing : @meigsotoole tutorial recs Wouk be great, thx!
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meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
#YearOfMaking 156/365: I worked all night on my new #tinypockettank...and I can't believe what an airhead I am. I cut the pattern way too small. I read the measurements of the finished size and cut that! Good news is it fits, it's just not as flowey. That's OK. I'm pleased with it regardless and I have more fabric for the right size...I just need to buy a new pattern. lol. #liveandlearn #allaprocess #handmadewardrobe #MMMay15 βœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈ
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meigsotoole : @rinntextiles I do that normally. But this pattern was on really light tracing paper and it was super delicate. Felt easier to just cut it. I've learned my lesson.
rinntextiles : Ah I see. Yah I do it with tissue too. I learned the same way as you. Hah.
meigsotoole : @rinntextiles I know. I definitely learned a lesson. I bought the PDF version, so now I can trace it. Such a bummer. Live and learn!
rinntextiles : I really admire your patience through your year of making!
meigsotoole : @rinntextiles aww thanks. It's been incredibly rewarding overall. So little things like this I just chalk up to tightening up my skills. βœ‚οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•
ariane__k : Cute! If you want to do a quick salvage, I bet just opening up the armholes a touch would do the trick - it doesn't actually look too tight in the boobage otherwise!
meigsotoole : @ariane__k actually if I opened up the armholes it wouldn't fit properly. It's the waist area. So I just created splits on the sides.
ariane__k : Ahh, well that's good tho sounds like it's wearable at least!
cheseraph - handandstitch - rollingincloth - uovo_cosmico -
meigsotoole - Meighan πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ O'Toole
Ironing 2 fabrics to make @grainlinestudio's #tinypockettank today. I think I'll start with the @modafabrics I bought at @superbuzzy23. But definitely using both fabrics for the pattern. Blue arrow fabric is from @cottonandsteel. βœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈβœ‚βœ‚οΈοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» #YearOfMaking
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bay2 : That's gonna be gorgeous!
tammysinstagram : Love the red ! @meigsotoole
mitrafabian : Awesome fabrics!
kaytet : Oooh I need to make a million of these!
northwestemily - dropforgeandtool - alasandalack - stewartfiberart -
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