Archives for January 2014

Selvedge & Patchwork Quilt Blocks

I finally dug into my bin of selvedge strips Tuesday.  My initial idea was to make a large tote with it, but now that they are done I’m just not sure.   With this bin of scraps I was able to make 10 – 7″x7″ blocks.  Not too shabby.  I used a piece of felt to initially place the strips on, but then realized I wanted it thicker so I added a layer of batting underneath. So in total I {Read More}

Menu Monday’s ~ What’s on Your Crafty Plate?

I’m posting my weekly plans a bit late today simply for the fact that I have been switching between loads of laundry, cleaning and making chocolate chip cookies most of the early afternoon!  It’s amazing how much laundry 4 boys can create…and how many cookies a Troop of Boy Scouts will eat.  But now I’m in the home stretch with laundry, the cookies are done and the sun is actually out in CNY! Time to relax for a few before {Read More}

My New Go-To Bag

Before we moved to New York, I purchased a remnant piece of leather from  I have plans on a line of leather bags in my store in the future, so I wanted to test out a thinner leather for sewing and design practice. Now that we’re settled in our new house, I was able to whip out the remnant and play recently.  The piece I purchased was called “Distressed Pecan Ale”.  As with most upholstery leather it is on {Read More}

Menu Monday ~ Quilt Edition~

Happy Monday! I am so excited to be able to finally share my 3rd completed quilt with you!! It’s been finished for a few weeks now, but up here in the arctic, the sun doesn’t visit often.  No matter what I tried around the house I couldn’t get good shots of it.  Well Saturday we actually had SUN! I quickly grabbed a few items to photograph then headed to the deck. The inspiration for this quilt came from  a Japanese {Read More}

A few new pieces

Have you made Noodlehead’s Open Wide Zippered Pouch before?  They are super easy and can really be customized to fit your needs. Anna includes 3 sizes in her tutorial, but  after sewing a few of the smallest ones I decided to take it a step further and make one even smaller! So while we were on holiday break I pulled out some Scrumptious fabric from Bonnie & Camille and a leftover piece of leather and went to work. I quilted the {Read More}

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