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!
As mentioned in my post about Anna Graham's Double-Zip Wallet a few weeks ago, when I love something—like, really love it—I usually want more of it. This applies to shoes, sweaters, jeans, books, food, post-workout adrenaline highs, and, of course, sewing projects! The Scrappy Happy Patchwork Tote was my very first Thread and Pen… Continue reading Fall Scrappy Happy Patchwork Tote
And just like that, the holiday season's upon us! Trick-or-treaters have come and gone, seasonal shopping promotions have started, and, as I discovered yesterday, Christmas carolers are crooning away on SiriusXM. (And yes, despite the calendar and thermometer—it was 73 degrees!—I may have sung along to a few merry tunes. Because who can resist "It's… Continue reading Turkey Day Delights
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
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 consider myself a fairly low-maintenance girl. As such, I'm easy to please and derive happiness from many things in many ways, each and every day. This being the case, I thought it'd be fun to share a few of the little things that made me smile recently, in hopes that one or some of… Continue reading Little Things
...is like sunshine and rain. So said Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock in their 1988 hit—and those young rappers were onto something! Because sometimes, the emotions just go together. Like peas and carrots. PB&J. Or fabric and my wallet. I most recently experienced this emotional pairing last Saturday. After a very busy two weeks… Continue reading “Joy” and Pain…