Purse Palooza | The Venna Tote

Even though I'm on my way to quilt market today, I wanted to share something fun that's coming along for the ride. Sara from Sew Sweetness asked me to join the Purse Palooza fun and when I mentioned it in passing to my girls they both jumped up to help out. Before I knew it my younger daughter had selected a pattern and fabrics from my stash. Clearly, I could not say no. Her choice: the … [Read more...]

Maximize your creativity

Sending out a special Thank you to littleBits for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to Maximize my Creativity! It's no doubt that many of us spend too much time thinking, planning and taking pictures of those big events in life that we forget to actually enjoy the moment. So this week, I'm taking a page out of my youngest daughter's book and am determined to spend more time living in the … [Read more...]

Scrappy Journal Book Covers

Hey y'all!   It's TJ  from Studio Mailbox. Normally I'm here on first Fridays but since it's National Sewing Month I'm doing something special and sharing something fun with you.  The word on the street is that it's all about scraps so I think this project will be right up your alley. As a mixed media artist I have been keeping journals for nine years now.  That's right.  When I look back at my … [Read more...]

Scrap Patchwork with Mrs. H

I'm super excited about today's special guest Samantha aka Mrs. H. She is reminding us just how easy it is to add a focal point to our work with a strategically placed section of scrap patchwork. Hi there, I'm Samantha, aka Mrs H! I'm here today to show you how I use my scraps in my handbags. I'll be using my Reversible Hobo bag pattern today to demonstrate. Scrap Patchwork We'll … [Read more...]

Mini Wallet: Make it your own

My Mini Scrap Wallet pattern has become very popular recently - I get so excited every time I see that a new crafter has downloaded it from my Craftsy store! The mini wallet is a perfect little gift - use it to hold a gift card, cash, or just as an add-on to another gift. It's a fun way to whip up something handmade that is sure to be used and loved. They're also great for back-to-school … [Read more...]

T Shirt Quilt Journey with Lady A

This summer my oldest daughter dove into sewing in a whole new way. One of her biggest projects was a t shirt quilt and today, she is here sharing her story. Please give a warm welcome to my oldest, Lady A. I started out by picking out all of my shirts and cutting them up to all around the average size (13”x13”) making sure to include the logos on them.*  Once you have them all nice and cut … [Read more...]

Totally Tulle Tutu

Do you ever use tulle when sewing? From time to time I have used it in bunches! Really by the truck load.  I once bought over 500 yards to make batches and batches of tutus. Now, you would think that would take up a boatload of room in the work space but when wrapped up on the roll, tulle is really compact. It's when you layer, fold and scrunch the tulle together that the start to see the … [Read more...]

Reverse Applique Totems

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ of Studio Mailbox here reporting to you for my monthly post.  I have recently finished the best thing I've sewn since my killer T-shirt quilt and I came running right here to share it with you. Check out my reverse applique wall totems: Last winter I had marbled some large pieces of canvas.  Although I was really pleased with the results … [Read more...]

30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas for your Home

Every now and then I feel the need to clear out my fabrics and start fresh but don't misunderstand. That does not mean toss everything. Nope, instead I like to bust through my scrap stash and make something new. Here is a sweet list of scrap fabric ideas for your home. 30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas    1. Basket Cover  2. Bulletin Board  3. Button Box Flowers Mini Quilt  4. Christmas … [Read more...]