Blue and Yellow

Finally– after days spent typing rather than sewing, and a weekend spent tax-free shopping for the new condo– I finished up a commission that’s long been in the works.I’ve been making quite a few custom baby quilts these days and I have to say, people are getting wonderfully creative with nursery color schemes. The days of all-pink and all-blue seem to be behind us....more
I LIKE your quilts, they are strikingly bold and beautiful. Could you please enlightening me? I ...more

My "new" Machine

Looking for my Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway? Go here! Win some Tula Pink NightShade!! Closes Tomorrow! While I was in Australia, my "new" machine came in the mail. This past week, I have had a chance to begin cleaning it and get the process rolling to getting it running well and put in my Craigslist cabinet. I decided to purchase a Vintage Singer 201-2 from ebay. I am anxious to learn about how to thread it and wind the bobbins... I took apart and cleaned the tension knob yesterday - oh the joys of Vintage!!...more

Scrapping By

Moving (or, as the case may be, living in a temporary home) is sort of like being on vacation– every purchase you make is something you will eventually have to transport somewhere else. And with my legs still recovering from a day of hauling heavy boxes up and down five flights of stairs, I’m in no rush to acquire any new goods over the next few days....more

Floating Patchwork

 I’ve been adjusting nicely to my temporary August living space– but only now do I feel like I’ve truly christened it with the creation of my first quilt.I always come back to simplicity every now and then– and I’m always pleased with the result. The combination of measurement and slight improvisational results in a pattern balancing wonkiness and structure that’s just my style....more
I love the colors! It feels very modern! Do you sell your quilts on Etsy?more

DIY: Make It Sew Modern (a craft book)

If you like to sew and are looking for a book that adds texture to your sewing projects, then check out the new book Make It Sew Modern by the mother of four and craft divaVanessa Christenson. In her patterns she uses ruffles, twisting, gathering, and pleats to make quilts, pillows, scarves, purses, bracelets, rings, and more....more

T-shirt to Tank Top Refashion

Today, I'm taking an old shirt and turning it into an adorable summer tank top! ...more
This is so cute!! and looks super easy!!more

Vintage Dress Revival

This lovely vintage dress belongs to my friend. It has been laying dormant in an attic, very dirty, and a little torn. ...more

Altering a Ralph Lauren Jacket

My sister gave me this great jacket. It’s very good quality, it is used but it could just as well be right off the rack. You can’t tell it has ever been worn.It has great details...more

Craftsy May Blocks fo the Month

Here are my May Craftsy Blocks of the Month. The first one is a 5 sided improvisational wonky log cabin. I liked this next block much better than the second one. It is more deliberately wonky and scrappy which I like.  ...more