27 09, 2016

My Favorite Pouch :: Tutorial & Pattern

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:38+00:00 September 27th, 2016|finished project, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|9 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:45+00:00 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 [...]

19 12, 2014

My Favorite Gifts to Sew for Others

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:56+00:00 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 [...]

3 04, 2013

Binding Bucket – Upgrade!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:14+00:00 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 [...]

22 03, 2012

Cosmic Burst Pillow

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:25+00:00 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 [...]