I ordered some yarn last week, to make a birthday present for C’s grandma, who loves bunnies, and it came in the most brilliant bag ever: package envelope front LOOK! a free pattern! isn’t that neat! I have no intention of either knitting or crocheting that scarf, but I think it’s a pretty cool shipping […]

My cool new book!

First of all, I want to apologize for my pity party last week. I get so excited, and then I feel pressured to DO everything I want to do. but I need to remind myself that I’m not competing for anything, or meeting externally imposed deadlines, or even earning moola, it’s just for FUN. right? SO, since […]

Two new quilts started….

Ok, I got the top pieces for the pickle dish and the dresden started… one block per… I’m trying to figure out how I want to arange the pieces here for the pickle dish… the pic above has a purply print with yellow in the middle, and a brown print with yellow on the outside… […]

insane = me.

I’m crazy, admittedly. current QUILT projects (because including my in-progress clothing/designing/knitting/crocheting/embroidering/crafting projects would take all night) 1) a pickledish quilt (using the instructions/templates from HERE, but doing it more graphically like the gypsy kisses HERE, but with 30s fabrics and solids, because I love them) 2) a dresden QAL, because I like QALs, and because […]

Fabric necklace, stolen.

I managed to get ONE picture of this necklace. I followed the tutorial HERE. it’s not very ME. I’m not into statement jewelry, or accessories, really, which is lucky, because after I took the ONE picture, this happened: it became a pageant banner… and a necklace and, um… stirrups?

Happy Spring!

I used my Silhouette to quickly cut out some "springy" shapes from cardstock. I need to collect more pastel paper, as this purply blue and pale blue are the only shades even remotely pastel colored… Or just wait for summer…

Little Red Riding Hood

I started this one about 6 months ago. it was supposed to be a Christmas present for the Bean. I was super scared of the faux fur, but also insistent that it be included… I was also afraid of using buttons or snaps, and having it be a choking hazard. SO I made velcro flaps to close it. Please […]

leather wasp bag glamor shots

I made m hubs pull out the lights and seamless backdrop last weekend to take pictures of my bag… I love it even more now that it has a clasp at the top… sewing all this leather was really hard for my regular sewing machine, but super easy for my industrial machine… but I had […]

heavy duty sewing….

since my industrial is in the back of the garage, I can’t really use it except on the weekends when C is home and playing with the kiddos… I’ve been trying to take my time on my latest bag, and really just do a good job, without rushing it’s been really fun, but it’s super […]

more WIPs….

I’ve finished sewing this little puppy up. it measures in at a whopping 12.5″ x 13.5″ so… yeah, lots of little squares (they’re all about .5″ square…my math must be way off though, bc in my head that means 700 squares, and that can’t be right, can it?) i love the way the back looks […]