Finished School Days Quilt

You may remember this quilt from a few months ago.  It started with a charm pack of School Days by American Jane for Moda, and some yardage from my stash.  I’m happy to say, that it’s now completed, after a LOT of hard work by my wonderful mother-in-law, who hand quilted the entire thing for Read More …

It’s a Craftsy Class

I am currently taking my first ever Craftsy class, and I’m pretty excited about it.  For those of you who don’t know what Craftsy is, it is an online community where you can take video classes to learn new techniques, and create projects. I debated about taking the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress class for Read More …

Frog Quilt

My fried Laci is having a baby, so I wanted to do something special for her.  She’s doing her baby boy’s room in frogs, so I decided I would make her a frog quilt for him.  I went through several iterations of the design before I settled on the final one, which has a big Read More …

Taffy Blouse

It seems like all of my clothing projects start out the same way.  I haven’t yet decided if this makes it boring, or if it means I’m starting to see the method to creating clothing.  Either way, the first thing I did was pick out some excellent fabric for my blouse.  On the recommendation of Read More …

Sweetheart Pillow

My MIL, Mary Kay, got me an adorable charm pack for Christmas.  It was the Flirtations pack by Sandy Gervais.   I’ve been trying to figure out how to use it for a while.  Mostly because it’s themed fabric, with lots of red and pink and hearts, and I’ve just never quite known how to Read More …

Fine Finish

The final sewing chapter in The Colette Patterns Sewing Handbook is all about using lining and the right seams for your project. Did you know that you can easily add lining to patterns that don’t call for one?  I didn’t.  I also leaned about several new ways to finish the seams on my sewing projects. Read More …

Truffle Dress

The 3rd project in the Colette Patterns Sewing Handbook is called the Truffle Dress. It’s a lovely little sleeveless dress with a simple scoop neck and a decorative ruffle panel on the skirt. In hopes of getting a finished project that was a little less stiff, I decided to get away from poplin (or quilting Read More …