Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer Quilt Project

My friend Michelle had her first baby in August and I took up the opportunity to make her a baby quilt. Her husband's favorite hobby is sailing so I thought this quilt design from Cornbread & Beans Quilting Co. would be perfect for their baby boy. I couldn't find a pattern, so all I had to go off of was the photo I found on Pinterest. Luckily, both my Mom and Gramma are experienced sewers so with their help I was able to create my own pattern based on the photograph.
I am notorious for starting new craft projects and never finishing them - especially when they are larger projects that take a while to complete. When I decided to make this quilt I told myself I had to finish it and made time every week to work on it.
My Gramma is not only an amazing quilter, she also is a fabric collector and has more fabric than most fabric stores. All the materials used to make this quilt I found digging through boxes in her sewing room.
This was a really fun project and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I hope that Michelle and her little one will enjoy it for years to come.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TOOLBOX: Laser Foiling Paper

Just saw this neato tutorial featuring a product I didn't know existed- laser foiling paper.

Check it out!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I have the hankering to make a font today. Anyone have any stories/advice/ideas?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

HOW TO : Make coffee filter flowers

Swing on over to my blog for a tutorial on these coffee filter flowers. These are also kid friendly (which is important, because I am apt to destroy my clothing if I'm allowed to touch permanent dyes.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

QUESTION : Hunting for a bundle

Hi All-
I know it's been quiet- but I need some help.

I've been playing with the idea of brown paper bundles- like the kind a Jane Austen character would get after buying a new pair of gloves. Items bundled in paper, and tied with string in a way that forms a handle. (Pre-shopping bag.)

I could probably devise something myself- but I'd love to use a more authentic starting point. Has anyone seen these referred to in more detail in a book, or (maybe) seen a template, or reference, or clipart, something?

thanks kids!