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.

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.

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 […]

Cal-King Double-Wedding-Ring quilt, DONE.

C just sent me the pictures he took of it, all hanging and flat and well lit at his office… (it doesn’t live there, I just made him take it there to photograph it for me, as we don’t have the space to do so here) I love how ombre it is. LOVE LOVE LOVE […]

Ring Around the Rosey grows up.

So, earlier this summer, I designed and made this dress for the Bean: Lauren really liked it, and asked for it in her size. she gave me the fabric, and here it is: she chose the fabric, and now I covet a matching top… Shot Cotton for the main fabric, and an Art Gallery print […]

ballet dress for a little girl

we have a birthday party today, for a 3yo girl… like most, she likes pink and ballet, so when I saw this ballet shoe fabric at my Bernina dealer, I snapped up a yard, and made this last night…I don’t have a pattern, but I used the peasant top tutorial from indietutes as a jumping […]

My first western shirt!

I finished the shirt for my dad! I need to work on snap placement/installation, but it’s totally wearable, and it IS just a muslin, after all! I’m pretty pleased with it. I think I might need my own, with pretty embroidery… I’m psyched, especially about the pretty snaps. I used the Dritz #16P Pliers with […]


Finished! I quilted it with wonky diagonal lines, both directions (making an x)… I did a loose baste on the blue border, my goal is to do some fancy hand quilting there… someday…. I finished hand stitching the binding last night, thanks to my trusty thimble. Now it’s time to finish the Bean’s quilt, and […]

Easter prep

here’s a sneak peak at what I’ve done so far… Hopefully I won’t run out of steam, as I still have lots planned….check my flickr for details and more pics….

Another bunny

I saw this super easy bunny pattern on Martha’s website, so, since I had JUST enough gold ball fabric, I had to make this one too… The bean helped me stuff it! (so it’s a little lumpy)… now she thinks it’s hers… uh-oh!