Sew4Home Bags and Totes ~ A Review ~

Oh, I have a gorgeous new handbag book to share with you today! Say hello to Sew4Home Bags and Totes – 10 Easy, Fashionable Projects Anyone Can Sew.  This book was created by Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, the founders and current managing editors of Sew4Home. Since 2009, Sew4Home has created a TON of on trend projects for the DIY enthusiast.  And don’t let their name fool you.  Yes, they have projects for bed, bath and beyond, but they have quite a long list of {Read More}

Signature Bags ~ New Book Review!

Oh, how I love handbags!  In the past few years I’ve seen such growth in the handmade handbag industry. Finding fabrics, interfacings, and hardware is now easier to find thanks to online retailers and in a matter of days you can stock your room full of bag making goodies.  So it’s no surprise to see handbags showing up in patterns, books and magazines.  It’s bag making heaven! Recently, I had the opportunity to review a copy of Signature Bags 12 Trend-Setting Patterns to {Read More}

~Knitting Without Needles ~ My Infinity Scarf

Many of you know that knitting is the one craft I don’t really *do*.  Well, I’d like to but I don’t seem to have the skill for it.  My many attempts at scarf making has yielded a scarf with a few large random holes and one with severe tension issues.  So while I love seeing Instagram feeds with beautiful knitted items, mine will never be one of them. Before Christmas I started seeing images about new book called Knitting Without {Read More}

WIP Wednesday ~ Learning & Doing

Lots of WIP going on in the studio right now. This is a good thing though because these cuties are ALL finally back in school and I have a few hours of quiet sewing a day! For the first time ever I will have each of my boys in a different school 6th – 9th – 3rd.  Three new starting and ending times.  It’s going pretty well so far, but I really need to sit down and work on my daily schedule! {Read More}

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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