Textile Designs

I recently read about this book, Textile Designs. I can’t remember where, I new it was on a blog, but I honestly can’t remember! (I’m so bad, if it’s you and I forgot you, I’m sorry, consider it lack of chocolate or something). Anyway, as soon as I heard about it I added it to […]

And a Diaper Sleeve

So, I had a bit of the beautiful Ty Pennington fabric left over, so I made this adorable diaper pouch from Noodlehead’s tutorial. It was really easy to follow, and could actually used as a guide for any kind of bag. And it was quick! I made it during the second half of Daughter’s nap […]

Amy Butler & Ty Pennington

Remember this book? And remember this fabric? I put the two together and made this beautiful Reversible Shopper. It’s really much larger than I expected, but it’s perfect. Sunday we used it to carry our hockey gloves to the neighborhood rink. Tomorrow I’m going to fill it up with my yoga bag and block for […]

Placemats, For Me!

I’ve been sewing again, mostly for myself. And I’m loving it. I recently finished a set of reversible placemats for our dining room. I used this bird Ikea fabric for one side, and a simple black and white floral texture for the other. I wanted to get all six of them out of just two […]

my toes are cold

Don’t get me wrong, I love living in Minnesota. I love the snow. I’m even okay with the cold weather. But really, come on! Enough is enough! My toes are frozen, my hair is staticy, and I really, really miss my flip-flops. So instead of heading south or making a margarita, I found this great […]

Sewing Table Drawer

Husband gave me this AMAZING drafting/sewing table for Christmas. It’s perfect. A large area for the sewing machine and it’s bar-height so little fingers stay away from sharp objects. And the desktop tilts so I can use it for drawing and painting when I get around to it. It also has an amazing drawer the […]

February 1: Resolution Check-In

view from my “studio” of the mississippi river Can you believe it’s already February? I sure can’t, but I’m also sure glad it is. It’s getting us just that much closer to green, spring and warmth. As promised, I’m here to check in with a Resolution update. Let’s see… 1. Create I’ve been sewing for […]