Half Moon Colorist Quilt

I decided a while ago that I wanted to tackle a quilt with curves, but hadn’t been brave enough to do it.  I’m pretty decent a sewing a straight line by now, but how on earth you get curves to work still seemed a little beyond me.  Then I started sewing a few clothes.  I Read More …

Fancy Feet

Thanks to a recent episode of Sewing with Nancy, I’ve decided I want to try out some fancy new feet for my sewing machine.  I’m so glad I remembered to set my DVR.  Apparently the local PBS thinks they should run the sewing shows at 6 o’clock on Saturday mornings.  Crazy people.  Don’t they know Read More …

Back in the Groove

It started with a squeak and with every stitch a new one.  My machine is really due for a service. It’s to be expected with the large number of hours I’ve put on it recently. But the squeak wasn’t the only problem. The first major issue was when my bobbin started pulling multiple threads.  That Read More …

Pastille Dress

I’ve been working my way through The Colette Sewing Handbook, and have just finished my 2nd sewing project – the Pastille Dress.  The dress came out really well, and I learned lots of new techniques in the process. This project, being at the end of the chapter on fit, was a great chance to do Read More …

Fantastic Fit

I’ve been working my way through The Colette Sewing Handbook.  In the first three chapters I learned several basic sewing techniques, how to determine what styles and patterns are right for me and how to read a pattern.  I’ve made my own style sketch template (or croquis) and finished my first sewing project – the Read More …

Stocking Wreath

I found a great wreath idea on the Midwest Living site last year. It’s a spring wreath using an umbrella, but it gave me the idea to make a wreath from a stocking. My wreath is currently hanging out  on my fake ficus tree at work, but I’ll take it home when the office closes Read More …

More Little Projects

As you know, I love little projects to work on between the big ones, or for when I just need a break from the big ones.  So here are a few more of the small projects I’ve done recently. Padded Camera Strap Cover This was a great 15 minute project.  I used a Moda Bake Read More …