Accessories · Fabric · Home Decor · WIP Wednesday

Happy Hoops from Simple Sewing

I love making quilts. I enjoy the entire process, from selecting patterns and fabric, to piecing squares and triangles, to wrapping up those big creative gifts in pretty binding bows. But the process is long! And sometimes I just want to make something fun, fast—and different. That's why I'm SO happy to have found this:… Continue reading Happy Hoops from Simple Sewing

Accessories · Fabric · Home Decor · Make-It-Monday · Pillows · Repurpose · Tutorials

One Tablecloth, Five Projects

Many years ago, HomeGoods opened in our area. Already familiar with the company, my mom and several other female family members were thrilled. Curious, hubby and I stopped in one day, took a quick spin, and promptly left without buying anything. The store, which was (and always is) crazy crowded with both people and products,… Continue reading One Tablecloth, Five Projects

Accessories · Bags · Make-It-Monday · Tutorials

Burlap Apple Sack Tutorial

I live on Long Island’s North Fork, a lovely area known for its sweeping farmland, lush vineyards, sandy beaches, and small-town charm. Growing up, this skinny stretch was a sleepy secret, especially compared to its flashier South Fork neighbor. But word’s gotten out in recent years, and now it’s a bit of a destination—year-round, but… Continue reading Burlap Apple Sack Tutorial

Accessories · WIP Wednesday

Anna Graham’s Double-Zip Wallet

At present, I own ten pairs of Havaianas flip-flops. I have them in white, black, red, navy, turquoise, brown, metallic brown, and rose-gold. I also have two pairs of silver, because in that particular color, it’s good to have backup. (A few years ago the straps of a silver pair snapped in a shopping-center parking… Continue reading Anna Graham’s Double-Zip Wallet

Accessories · Make-It-Monday · School Supplies · Tutorials

Well-Kept Trapper Fabric Binder Cover

My niece is starting a new school year this week—and I’m jealous. She’ll be in sixth grade, which, thanks to all sorts of pre-teen awkwardness, doesn’t even crack my academic-year top ten. So it’s not necessarily the school part that I envy. It’s the school supplies. I miss them! All those unsharpened pencils and empty… Continue reading Well-Kept Trapper Fabric Binder Cover

Accessories · Bags · Free-Motion Friday

Free-Motion Friday: Sew4Home

What’s a spring chicken? Is that show Empire still on? What’s the temperature in Honolulu? Can you play Abba? Jimmy Buffett? The Dixie Chicks? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? These are just some of the questions Alexa, Amazon’s answer girl, has been asked since she was gifted… Continue reading Free-Motion Friday: Sew4Home