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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Selfish Sewing Week ~ My Hand-Stitched Jam Pincushion

I’m a little late joining in on the Selfish Sewing Week bandwagon, but I am finally done with my Jam Jar Pincushion I created from Sweetly Stitched Handmades by Amy Sinibaldi (aka Nana Company). This book is all kinds of cuteness and the projects are so her.  If you need inspiration in hand-stitching, unique gifts, and classic sewing read her blog! The pincushion was fairly easy to make.  I have never hand-stitched letters or labels so that was fun, even if {Read More}

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