Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Happy Anniversary Singer!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

I thought this was so cool! To honor their anniversary Singer has created a VERY retro sewing machine. Check out more on the history of the legendary company here.

A Dying Art?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I recently visited San Francisco which is one of my favorite places on earth! While I was there I attended a vintage paper fair. I have been to this fair before and am always amazed at the array of gorgeous time loved ephemera. I am always struck by the beauty of the penmanship on the backs of antique postcards. I often think the well crafted cursive writing is the real treasure on these items.

A few days ago I read an article that states some educational boards across the US “no longer require the teaching of cursive writing, but do emphasize the development of keyboarding skills beginning in third grade”. I am truly hoping this is a passing educational fad. There is a strong need to focus on learning the skills to embrace modern technology but I think it would be a great shame to lose this art to our ipads, don’t you? You can read the article here.

If you want to take your cursive to the next level, why not try your hand at calligraphy. Check out this link.

Ming Pao Daily news Interview

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Lily Ashbury Ming Paovan Article

Last week the Lily Ashbury team had the pleasure of being interviewed and photographed by Ming Pao Daily News, a Canada Vancouver Chinese newspaper. It was a great opportunity for us to talk about what we’ve been up to in our design studio lately!

My Interview with Quilting Arts

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Lindsey of Quilting Arts. Check it out and leave a comment on the Quilting Arts blog because you get a chance to win some fabric from my Summerhouse collection.