Crafts

The Monster Makeover has begun! I’m redoing my boys room with monsters, and the main attraction will be these fantastic monster paintings/portraits. Love. Them. I bought the Bump in the Night Cricut Lite cartridge specifically for this project, and look at all these great monsters! Boys stuff is getting better everyday, yes? This project is […]

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There is no good reason to avoid paper piecing like I did for so long. It’s so easy! And the results look beautifully intricate and uniform. My first stab at paper piecing is this lattice quilt and I am totally loving it. I cannot wait to see it all put together! It’s going to be […]

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I’ve been a little sparse lately. We’re building a house and trying to sell (thought we had sold, were halfway moved out and it fell through. We’re under contract again, hopefully it’s for real this time!) so my brain power has been monopolized by the stress of it all. I am still sewing, just not […]

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I took a nice long break from quilts, and this Jack’s Blocks pattern was a fun one to get back into quilting with. My stash has grown in the meantime so…it’s time. I had a handful of Michael Miller quilting cotton prints to use for this quilt – Dino Dudes, a few from the new […]

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Lately I’m buying printable PDF sewing patterns as often as paper patterns. After trying a handful of things that didn’t work, I finally found my favorite way to organize and store them: 6 x 9 clasp envelopes. Here’s what I’ve been doing: Print a master copy of the pattern on paper. Tape it all together […]

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WINNERS And the winners are: Jayme: I love ALL of the Fishstick patterns I have, but my favorite is the boxer/briefs. I love making them for my son!!!! They are so quick and easy to make! Jenn: hmm, the undercover bottoms boxer briefs would be my first project, but I love the Patrick curved raglan shirt, too! […]

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I’ve been so excited to get my hands on this Dino Dudes knit fabric from Michael Miller and it’s so perfect for the Christmas jammies I’ve been planning. The fabric is a cotton/poly/lycra blend so it’s super stretchy and comfy and easy to work with. The  colors are bright and the print is so fabulous […]

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Purses need pockets. Lots of them. Zippered pockets, slip pockets, we need them all. A zippered pocket is very easy to make and looks really sharp on the outside (or inside) of a purse. (I put one of these in my hobo bag from years ago and I’m still using it!) Here’s how to do […]

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Well, I’ve been wanting to make my own custom fabric placemats for a looong time and finally found the perfect fabric! Because of our messy little eaters, I laminated the fabric to make it stain-proof and easy to clean. I used Michael Miller’s new Bekko home dec line (Slate Billow  - available this month!) and […]

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Remember how I went to the Fashion District in LA looking for modern home dec fabric and didn’t find anything? Well I found it now. Michael Miller’s new BEKKO Collection by Trenna Travis is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Perfect colors, perfect prints, perfect weight. It’s 100% cotton sateen and it’s fabulous. It comes […]

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