Lisa’s Lists

  My big sister is the most organized person I know. but she’s not technical. so when I saw this tute, I pinned it right away. I KNEW it was perfect for her. I embroidered her name, since I love alliteration. I added a pen in her favorite color (aqua). I used linen and scraps […]

A present and a swap

An earbud pouch (pieced from Fiesta scraps and linen), embroidered with an L for Lauren over at Sew Modern: And the mini-swoon block I made, turned into an ornament for our LAMQG swap. I heart.

Almost all of the quilts I made for RK…

OK, prep yourself for a lengthy post… I’m gonna show you SOME of what I’ve been up to for the past 2 months: way back in september I pieced this first one for Robert Kaufman…. The yellow sashing here is Kona Dimensions, it’s a silk cotton blend jacquard, and it’s SO AMAZING. Soft like voile but […]

cheater pillowcase tutorial

3 seams (plus a hem). 1 cut (more like a trim). 5 minutes. endless possibilities.   Supplies: 1/2 yard fun cotton fabric 1/4 yard contrasting cotton fabric   First things first: trim off the selvedge from the 1/2 yard print, and send it to my friend Jules. Fold the fabric inside out (so the right […]

Raincoats, finished

  More sewing for Robert Kaufman (the company, not the dude) I still haven’t been able to choose a favorite. scottie dogs with coordinating argyle? (size 6) or maybe fun Dr Seuss inspired dots? inside and out? (size 3T) (this fabric looks most like something RTW to me, but I don’t know if that’s good […]

LAMQG scrap swap

We did a scrap swap again this year. I am lucky enough to have Latifah make me a sewing machine cover (it’s not done yet, but I got a peek tonight, and I cannot WAIT to see it in my bedroom!)My swap partner asked for placemats for her dogs, so here they are placemat 1,  front and […]

mini-cathedral windows

here’s the finished product, after playing last weekend… I gave up on the hand stitching, and used my machine…   the whole thing measures almost 5″ square. I love the backsides of C-Ws I think I might need to make an Orange-peel quilt sometime soon… I love the contrast stitching on the back… I still […]

EXPLODING with cuteness.

I made another dress last night, because I had to stay busy. and because I need to make THIS dress now. so here’s the latest version, using a Kona (Rich Red?) and this gorgeous organic fabric (Pick a Bunch) :  ( I think The Bean likes it) It’s my State Fair Frock, again, but this […]

a little school jumper…

So, obviously yesterday was 9/11, and I totally couldn’t handle it.  I hugged D so hard at one point he complained (he normally loves hugs)… It’s a crazy day for me, because we could see the smoke (and we were covered in ash by evening) from across the bay (we, my best friends and I, […]

name hunting….

Sorry for the extended absence, we went to SF last weekend, and I still haven’t figured out how to email pics in… but I have lots! Starting with these:   The night before we left, I whipped this one up, and it looks SO cute on her! It’s the same idea as this shirt, which […]