Finished Briefcase for BlogHer Food

Finally! I just finished my “new to me” briefcase for BlogHer Food. This year's conference is in Seattle and I'm excited to be attending as well as a speaker. This briefcase turned out quite nicely considering how it began – as an estate sale find that was $1.50 and destined for the garbage heap if I hadn’t saved it. Even though it sat on my sewing table for a while, patiently waiting its turn in the do-it-yourself, re-do-it, tear-it-apart and fancy-it-up pile, it’s done now and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out....more
 @wdolderer You are so welcome for the inspiration!  Enjoy BlogHer in NY....maybe I'll see you ...more

A New Briefcase for BlogHer Food

In case you haven’t heard, I’m speaking at BlogHer Food later this week. I’m honored to be doing so and am very excited....more

How to Hem Your Jeans to the Perfect Length and Make the Most of Your Wardrobe

Finding jeans that fit can be a difficult enough task without trying to get them the right length, on top of fitting every other part of your body. Fortunately, though, hemming your jeans is really simple and one I've done multiple times....more

Bunting flag quilt

I made this cute baby blanket with intentions of giving it away but then it was so cute I kept it. I don't even have any children. I have already  bought animal themed fabric to make a second one. It's one that is so adorable you will want to make multiple.  ...more

A New Shirt From an Old Skirt

   Do you ever look in your closet and think "I have NOTHING to wear!!"  Well, that happens to me.  All. The....more

Delightfully Trendy

Delightfully Trendy, selling and teaching the lost art of sewing for today's world....more

An Upcycled Skirt Made From a Thrifted Shirt

At this point some of my friends are starting to think that I have a problem with sewing.  I promise, I can quit anytime I want.  It's just that I don't want to right now.  And, since it is Skirt Week over at  ...more

iPad Pillow Tutorial

For Christmas, we bought both of our kids the iPad 2.  It has turned out to be one of the best things we have ever bought them.  They literally use it everyday for so many different things.  My daughter uses hers each and every night often while laying in bed.  She is always trying to find a comfortable way to hold her iPad.  It got me thinking that it would be good if she had a something that she could have on her lap...sort of like a lap desk....more

My Second Stash - Shot Cottons Revisited

Just when I thought I’d spend the rest of my quilting days creating Kona cotton mini quilts and table runners…....more