At Denise's wedding just about two years ago, several guests asked whether I was her sister. "Yes," I answered. "Her younger sister." *grin*Â Hello, if someone thought you resembled Denise enough to be her sibling, wouldn't you say yes in a flash? In fact, like our friend Lesa, she's a same-recipe-different-chefs sister -- our mothers are Toisan Chinese and our fathers are British. We met years ago when she was at Flare Magazine and I'd just started at Canadian Living. We were at the Humbertown Village Spa in Etobicoke for press-promo facials courtesy of French skincare line DÃ©cleor. Fast-forward to today, and she's celebrating the fifth anniversary of The Sewing Studio, a hip, bustling business that sprang from her love of the craft.
At this very writing moment, Denise is showing "Breakfast Television's" Jennifer Valentyne how to hem a pair of jeans. They're broadcasting from The Sewing Studio's brand new, supercute flagship spot at 1225 Yonge St. at Summerhill in Toronto, the third of three locations (one is on Avenue Rd. north of Dupont in Toronto, the other is in Pickering). The studio offers a variety of fun, fashion-oriented classes for kids and adults of all skill levels. Taught by a cheery group of stylish sewing pros, courses range from the basics of using a sewing machine to making chic accessories to making fashionable items of clothing.
If you're in the Yonge/Summerhill location tomorrow after 5pm, stop in at The Sewing Studio's open house to say hi and check things out. Could be a little nip-tuck-stitch hobby is in your future.
UPDATE: here's the The Sewing Studio's "Breakfast Television" segment:
Visit lovesewing.com for more info on The Sewing Studio's class schedules, custom sewing, kids' sewing camps, and sewing parties, and pop over to the studio's online community to geek out over a shared sewing love.