After getting bombarded by the snow bomb cyclone last week, a blizzard that left fourteen inches, bitter wind, and frigid air in its wake, temperatures hovered near zero—and felt much frostier, thanks to that bitter wind's chill. The snow itself was manageable, as we've gotten far more than that many times before, but the cold… Continue reading Winter Blues Patchwork Pillow
Have you ever had cutter's remorse? Perhaps after holding onto a pretty fabric bundle for years, just waiting for the right project to come along, and finally making that first irreversible slice? I was a bit worried I'd experience such a feeling this week, when I finally—finally!—cut into a layer cake I'd bought forever ago.… Continue reading Pillow Pop & La Fete de Noel—Finally!
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
I was away last week for a very fun project (the details of which I hope to share soon!), so didn't have a ton of sewing time. But luckily, I didn't need a ton of time to whip up a super-cute something—and you don't either! I made this adorable flannel-and-faux-leather pillow yesterday morning. Including cutting,… Continue reading Super Snappy Repurposed Pillow Tutorial
Several years ago, prior to Merits of Mischief’s release, I attended an American Booksellers Association conference in New Orleans. Hubby and I’d never been to Louisiana, so when this opportunity arose, we decided to combine a little work and play. He joined me on the trip, and when the conference was over, we stayed a… Continue reading Daisy Duke Quilted Football Pillow
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. –Alan Cohen Happy Monday! I hope you’re feeling rested and relaxed after a wonderful weekend. And just in case today’s not your favorite, because of early alarms, long to-do lists, and other work-related matters, I thought I’d share the above… Continue reading Make-It Monday: Super Star Super Pillow