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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Custom Order Cuteness! ~ XL Bubble Pouch ~

I love getting custom order requests.  It is always a challenge to not only alter something you currently make, but to *tweak* it to fit that individual customer.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes orders can be harder than others but for the most part are a nice change of pace. This week I have been sewing an order for a client wishing to take a current item I sell and supersize it. Ah, enlarging a pattern.  No problem! The twill drawstring {Read More}

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Killer Applique Blocks & Fun Happenings!

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Once again, we had snow showers and bitter temperatures but that didn’t stop us from this: The famous Monster Truck show!  We have had the toy versions of these trucks in the house for 10 years, but seeing them *live* is always fun. There were lots of flips, overturned trucks and tires popping off this time around which the boys loved.    If you haven’t had a chance to take {Read More}

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WIP Wednesday ~ The 1718 Coverlet QAL ~ February Blocks

I am a huge antique-er (is that a word?).  I have many old pieces of furniture, art, and assorted goodies in my home with stories to tell.  So when I first heard Susan Briscoe released a book called The 1718 Coverlet I knew I had to look it up.  This book shares the history of a 69 block beauty, which is said to be the the oldest dated British patchwork coverlet. After I purchased the book I read it. And re-read it.  This coverlet {Read More}

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DIY – Cub Scout Patch Banner

I live in a house full of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.  My husband is an Eagle Scout, so it was only natural that our boys joined Scouts when they started First Grade. When you are involved in Scouting there are many opportunities for service projects, classes and other events both locally and out of town.  After these events are done, the boys are given patches with the event logo on it.  So you can imagine with three boys and tons of {Read More}

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