Another bag…

This puppy needs a name. I made another one to test my pattern, and I LOVE it. (BTW, if any of you love this bag as much as I do, I’d love a pattern tester!) My sister’s birthday is coming up, and that blue is her favorite color, so I think it’s headed her way, […]

Finished quilt…

D requested the black sashing with yellow (perle cotton) stitching to simulate roads…. I pieced the back with the leftover big pieces…. It’s not super┬ánoticeable, because I switched thread color A LOT, but each block is FMQ’ed differently… sort of a practice sampler for me… the different quilting is most noticeable from the back, but […]


Tada! Here’s my new bag!!! (Fancy setting, right? garage door handles make great bag backgrounds) somehow in the last 2 days I lost my rose fabric. Luckily last week I bought 1/2 a yard of this gorgeous Pezzy print at Sew Modern, and it was just enough for the lining, and it matches PERFECTLY. LOVE. […]


I tried 2 hardware stores, and could only find silver rings, so they don’t match the zipper, but I love the bag anyway. btw, these pics were taken in the parking lot of my kiddos’ school. I thought the sailing themed bag needed a photograph at the beach… and it was SUCH a beautiful day.

Beach School Sewing, finale.

a set of pencil bags for all the kids in one family (1 boy, 2 girls, all coordinating so they can’t fight over them!) beachy pot-holders vintage-y potholders and then just a little playing around… I was thinking of making a little bag for my new phone, but it might need to be turned into […]

Ty Pennington pillowcases (finally)

I finally got around to sewing pillowcases for our bed (per C’s christmas request) this morning. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long, since all 5 were made in under an hour… Killian gave them his full approval, I assume, since he slept on them ALL day. Of course, he “supervised” all of […]

Beach School make-up bags

  Ok, here’s more stuff for the Beach School auction: 3 little makeup bags (measurements about 10″ wide by 6″ high), made with Just Dandy fabric donated by Robert Kaufman… I love this fabric line SO much! I tried to choose bright crazy prints for the lining; as Jules reminded me: “Something to hide eye […]