World Autism Awareness Day ~ Light It Up Blue!

I very rarely chat about personal items here.  But today I break that rule. Every year on April 2nd we celebrate Autism Awareness. We watch as people and places around the world wear blue, light up their houses blue or show blue traveling up the tallest buildings in the world.  It’s a day to reflect that 14 years ago, I gave birth to a highly gifted, adorable, kind young man who is on the Autism Spectrum. At 2 years of {Read More}

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Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell ~ A Review, A Pillow & A Giveaway!

Quilt Lovely: 15 Vibrant Projects Using Piecing and Appliqué  By Jen Kingwell Fons & Porter/F+W; $26.99   Recently I was asked if I would like to review Jen Kingwell’s newest book, Quilt Lovely: 15 Vibrant Projects Using Piecing and Appliqué .  Considering her Gypsy Wife quilt pattern is on my quilty bucket list and her eye for unique fabric selections and placement fascinate me, I jumped at the chance. As a fairly inexperienced-newbie quilter I have often put Jen’s patterns in the category of ‘I’m simply not {Read More}

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We have a winner!! The Fantasia Bubble Pouch goes to…

Thank you to everyone who entered the Fantasia Bubble Pouch giveaway!  The winner is: a Rafflecopter giveaway Congrats!  Please send me your mailing address and I’ll have your new pouch in the mail Monday morning.     Last month I shared some great news that I was a member of the Betz White Sewing Collective.  We are a group of sewists and crafters who will be taking Betz White patterns showing you how to make them your own!   This week {Read More}

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Call for Pattern Testers!! ~ The Diane Tote ~

I’m in the middle of a few big projects right now, but I promised earlier I’d let you all know when The Diane Tote was ready for testing.  So here I am! If you read my Diane Tote Post last week, I introduced you to my first soon-to-be released first E-pattern. At a comfy 16″ x 3″ x 4″ she is sure to fit your everyday items and more.  And now, 4 nice prototypes later I need a few of {Read More}

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A Fantasia XL Bubble Pouch Giveaway!

Earlier this week I introduced you to my upcoming e-pattern, The Diane Tote. It was made using the new Fantasia fabric line from Sara Lawson for Art Gallery Fabrics. What I didn’t mention was that I had enough leftovers to make another small accessory.  Say hi to the Fantasia XL Bubble Pouch!!  I used Unicorn Fable in Balsamtree for the main exterior and Bous Trail Bluet for the top drawstring pocket. The pouch is roughly 10″x12″ and is great for stashing those knitting {Read More}

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