Longfellow Art Crawl Recap

(photo from Ginghamlife.etsy.com) As soon as Daughter fell asleep for her nap on Sunday, I hoped on my bike and hit a few stops on the Longfellow Art Crawl. (Husband was home, so it’s not like I ditched her). It was, however, about 90 degrees, out, so I didn’t go too fast, or too far. […]


Made from 100% cotton, they’re 16 inches square. And they’re going in the shop this week. Patterned fabric on one solid, solid on the other. You need a new set this fall, don’t you?

Back to School: Pencil Case

It’s almost time for head back to school, and while I’m not going back, I know a whole lot of you out there are. So, I put together this adorable pencil case for all you students! The fabric is 100% cotton black with bright, fun flowers. The inside is bright yellow, like the handles, so […]

The Linden Tree

The Linden Tree ” is a unique shop featuring remarkable creations by local artists, along with a beautiful selection of fabrics.” Doesn’t that just sound amazing? And they just opened last week. They are right across the street from the delicious Turtle Bread Company in Southwest Minneapolis. They carry fabrics by Amy Butler, Alexander Henry […]

designSponge Camera Strap

I needed something to jazz up my new camera, so I made this really simple, really quick and oh so lovely, camera strap cover. Now when I’m with all the other novice photographers at the park or zoo or wherever, I’ll know exactly which camera is mine. (As if I ever set it down). Anyway,  […]

Cloud9 Fabrics… I Won!

A few weeks ago I left a comment on Cloud9’s Blog to win a fat quarter bundle and a quilt pattern. There were 212 comments when I last checked, but amazingly I WON!. I never WIN. But I WON. And now I’m the proud owner of this amazing fabric. It’s beautiful. And remember that great […]

An Easy Grocery List Download

Have I mentioned that I love to make lists? And you know I love to eat. And I spend my days as a graphic designer. So what’s better than a professionally designed grocery list? For years I’ve been trying to figure out an efficient way to organize weekly meals, get the recipes and ingredients together […]

Adorable Orange Dress

My friend Anna is amazing. And so is her beautiful daughter. Together, they’ve given Daughter most of her wardrobe this past year. So to thank them, I made this dress using the Little Blue Boo pattern I used for Daughter’s dress a few months ago. Anna said her daughter’s favorite color is Orange. But instead […]

Wine Bags

Now that you’ve all checked out my new etsy shop, I’ll periodically feature a new item I’ve listed. Here is a photo of one of the wine bags I made. I altered a pattern I found online to make it my own, and to simplify it a bit. They make the perfect bag for wrapping […]