Cutting into hoarded fabric….

Do you have fabric designers or lines that you hoard away and refuse to touch?  I have a few.  Japanese fabric of any kind, Tula Pink (although I have some duplicate prints I have cut into!) and Cotton and Steel.  Well, this week I finally broke down and cut into that Cotton and Steel. Not a lot, but just enough to make a small boxy pouch to keep my hand stitching materials in. I have a ton of linen, so {Read More}

WIP Wednesday = Lots of little projects & upcoming releases!

I have no wonderful long sewing stories to share with you today.  What I do have is a lot  of little WIP’s! It’s been a very productive week in the studio though which is a good thing. Here are a few shots of  what’s been going on: I finally finished another original EQ7 block this week.  I made it 18″ finished and will probably make it into a pillow.  The fabric is a favorite of mine, PB&J by Basic Grey for {Read More}

WIP Wednesday – My First EQ7 Project

A few months ago I purchased EQ7 for my MAC. I have spent time here and there watching videos and tutorials for beginners (boy do I have a long way to go!!) but this weekend I decided to try and make a block of my own.  I do not know how this program works on non-Apple computers, but I set a 12″x12″ grid on a PatchDraw block set on EasyDraw.  From there I just started playing around and came up with this: {Read More}

Blue Squares, Sugar Blocks & A Happy Dude

At the beginning of each month, a wonderful e-mail arrives in my inbox from Stichery Dickory Dock. In it, Amy shows us our challenge for the month along with a yummy recipe and a story reflecting that month’s topic.  This month’s theme was teach and her message was written by her husband.  Here is my finished June block. We have been using Kona Snow and Essex Linen each month with our blocks, then pick our patterns of choice.  The two {Read More}

WIP Wednesday & A Baby Spring Bag

Hi there!  I know I’m a bit late for WIP Wednesday, but I do have major WIP going on in the studio.  Here’s the first one that is actually done! I have no name for her, but after receiving some Dreamin’ Vintage in the mail a few weeks backs I knew this fabric had to be made into something cute and springy.  The closure uses velcro as does the front pocket.  I use velcro on occasion, but since this was {Read More}

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