There is progress in my new new upstairs sewing studio! This week we removed the carpet and started prepping the sub-floor for bamboo. It hasn't arrived yet, so it was the perfect time to paint!Read More
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I've said it before, but I really believe that Christmas in July was invented by sewists & quiltmakers because now is when we start our holiday projects! Otherwise they would never be done in time, lol.Read More
Zippy pouches are just irresistible...is it a toy, is it a pouch, let's play with it and find out:)Read More
There's another fabulous and must-have accessory in my car thanks to you! You voted for me to figure out how to sew this hanging organizer... and here it is!Read More
My sewing stuff is all crammed in a small room right now, so while I wait for my bamboo flooring to arrive, I decided to test out some paint colors for my big upstairs studio. These are two very pale shades of blue-gray.Read More
We are moving this weekend! I'm so excited because eventually I will have a huge beautiful (I hope) sewing studio. But this week I was forced to pack up and say goodbye to the sewing room that I have been using for the past 3 years.Read More
Un-Tutorials are those sneaky pins that lead you to believe there's a tutorial behind them - and then there's not. Those kinds of pins are so common that I gave them a name and started a Pinterest board.
And now it's time for YOU to vote for the Un-Tutorial that I'll solve (aka write a new tutorial for) this month!Read More
Happy 4th of July! I love our country and I love to celebrate Independence Day, but I must admit that I already have Christmas on my brain. And we are moving to a new house, did I tell you yet?
So I made a Christmas Patchwork House Block!Read More
These jean shorts do not look new, he he. The first time I wore these jeans was at Spring Quilt Market this year (where it was cold and rainy) and then I came home to hot and humid Florida where it feels like it's 97 degrees every day. After a month of wishing I could wear my Angel jeans again, I finally cut them off into knee-length shorts.Read More
Thread! We couldn't sew without it and we love it! Picking the right thread for your project can take it from so-so to spectacular.
But have you ever wondered which thread would be best for your project? Or have you ever had a project turn out only so-so and wondered if you could have picked a better thread? In the past few years of intense every-day sewing, I've tried almost every kind of thread and learned a lot.Read More
I LOVE butterflies. There's just something about how they transform from a squirmy caterpillar to a beautiful flying creature that inspires me.
So the other day I was experimenting with gridded interfacing (the same product that I use in my Craftsy class Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets), and I decided to see how a little quilt would turn out with it. I used tiny 1'' squares that finished at 1/2'' - eeek!Read More
I must admit that I have made some pretty silly, downright dumb projects before. But sometimes my projects turn out so amazing that I am simply in awe. This is one of those projects. I LOVE this handy pouch!Read More
Remember this? My Pretty Quilted iPad case that I promised you a sewing pattern for so so long ago? Well I finally have it ready!Read More