Congratulations to Kelly Heitkam for winning a spot at the Alabama Studio Weekend Workshop through StyleList! We are looking forward to having you join us.

Thank you to everyone who applied on our Facebook Fan Page, your sweet comments brought smiles to all of our faces. Thanks to StyleList for running the competition!  Seats are filling up quick, reserve your spot at the sewing table:


Just back from New York with the new collection and new photos for the new book. (More photos coming soon.)

See you at the DooNanny this weekend…

And don’t forget to vote for Alabama Chanin Studio Store on the TreeHugger Best of Green Reader’s Choice.

Thanks to Eric and all the folks @Etsy for the lovely new film on Butch.  I love John Henry’s song:


This morning I was looking through Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Collections of the Smithsonian Museum and this afternoon found the list photographed above on my grocery cart.

On my list today:

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

Those who want to help further can go to and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

Can you help me compile a list in the comments of other ways to help?