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}

Menu Monday~Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch~

My gosh did last week fly by! Between dental work, illness, moving stuff and kids activities, I’m surprised I spent time in the studio at all! But I did manage some studio time mostly because my 2 older boys have started to do their homework in there. It’s working for us so we’ll stick with it!As I promised to share last week, here is my Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch finally finished!  I will be using it as my Sashiko stitching storage {Read More}

Patchwork, Please!

Earlier in the week I mentioned my pre-ordered copy of Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi came from Amazon. By now I have gone through it quite a few times and pretty much want to make everything!  Ayumi’s blog, Pink Penguin was one of the first blogs I started following when I started sewing again. I have made several her tutorials and really like her simple, clean style. But as of this week, I had never paper pieced before except for {Read More}

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