23 12, 2016

Rope Bowls

By |December 23rd, 2016|finished project|5 Comments

While not a new concept at all, rope bowls are entirely new to me and SO fun to make! Cotton clothesline about 1/4" thick is ideal for this project, I've found it at the grocery store, Walmart, and a local hardware store (I had to look around a bit after one ran out!). Start by [...]

27 09, 2016

My Favorite Pouch :: Tutorial & Pattern

By |September 27th, 2016|finished project, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|8 Comments

This is the time of year we start to think about making gifts, and I'm here to share my favorite pouch to make and give, to friends, family, teachers, even my kids' friends on occasion! The pouch is the perfect size to add personal items to, and super useful as a purse accessory, first aid kit, [...]

20 11, 2015

Sundance Dresden Pillow

By |November 20th, 2015|finished project|5 Comments

I've been quietly stitching on a few different projects here, including this great dresden pillow from It's Sew Emma! I love how simple the dresden's are to put together - all straight lines to be sewn here - and how complex they look. I opted to hand appliqué my dresden in place, since I could [...]

12 08, 2015

Goody Goody Binding Kit

By |August 12th, 2015|finished project|1 Comment

I posted about my Goody Goody Binding Kit a couple of weeks ago on instagram and Facebook, but haven't had a chance to share it with you! My friend Vanessa of Lella Boutique, has an adorable and FREE tutorial here. I'm pretty sure you are going to want to make on for you, and your [...]

19 12, 2014

My Favorite Gifts to Sew for Others

By |December 19th, 2014|finished project|9 Comments

I make them every year it seems - the Pieced Pouch, full of color yet sophisticated enough for anyone to carry or use. It is my very favorite gift to sew for anyone - teachers, friends, family. Now I'm wishing I'd sewn a dozen since these are all spoken for! I love Kaufmans Essex Yarn [...]

7 01, 2014

Handmade Gifts

By |January 7th, 2014|finished project|8 Comments

I am nearly done with my book, and can't wait to send everything in this week! I realized that I never shared my tiny bit of handmade gifting here - and wanted to, before it's any later! These blocks measure 3 1/2" square, and were paper pieced for precision.  I just love how crisp all [...]

26 08, 2013

Getting Organized!

By |August 26th, 2013|finished project|5 Comments

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend! With our first week of school behind us, we were glad to have a chance to relax together, and have fun! I am slowly getting my desk/office area organized again, finding new homes for all the usual things, to do lists, bills, school papers, etcetera. When [...]

3 04, 2013

Binding Bucket – Upgrade!

By |April 3rd, 2013|finished project|5 Comments

Good afternoon!  My week is all mixed up with my kids home on Spring Break, but last night after they all went to bed, I made a little sewing time for myself.  For the last few years I've been using a yogurt container to keep all the binding necessities in one spot.  Boring...I think it [...]

12 06, 2012

Quick Laundry Bags

By |June 12th, 2012|finished project|9 Comments

Hi friends - My older two girls, 8 & 12, have been doing their own laundry, they decided doing their own, was better than helping to sort for all for kids. So to keep things organized they needed their own laundry bags. I found a few full yard pieces in my stash and let them choose [...]

31 05, 2012

My Quilted Tote

By |May 31st, 2012|finished project|23 Comments

Last week, in the midst of all the Bloggers' Quilt Festival emails, I finished this tote up for myself on my birthday! I had been working on the panels here and there while other projects came and went the few weeks prior. BTW - Today is the last day to vote here and here! There's [...]

1 05, 2012

Almost 12

By |May 1st, 2012|finished project, My kids, sewing|13 Comments

Ella will be 12 in less than two weeks - I have a hard time wraping my head around that number still! Anyway, she has a violin concert at school this week, and requested a purple skirt. Nothing too busy, she said, and was immediately drawn to my Kona stash. 45 minutes later we had [...]

22 03, 2012

Cosmic Burst Pillow

By |March 22nd, 2012|finished project, finished quilt|21 Comments

I stayed up a little bit later than I should have last night, but I really wanted to get this pillow finished up!  I've had a busy week of computer work, and sometimes sewing late into the night is the perfect way to wake up my creativity.  Pretty sure some of you can relate to [...]