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13 Inspirational Crochet Ideas for you to Make

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These are not your great grannies crochet. Crochet today is modern, beautiful, a true piece of artwork. It can be worn, used to decorate our homes, and used to give us a touch of nostalgia for our grandmothers yet looks fresh, and new. I hope the ideas that are shown here inspire you to include crochet in your lives. I know I will be on the lookout for it now.   13 Inspirational … [Read more...]

Casserole Carrier with Flit and Bloom

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On the average day I like to dig into my scrap bin but when a friend releases a new fabric line, I just have to get my hands on it! My buddy Patty from Mod Kid just released Flit and Bloom with Riley Blake and the bright colors were calling me. Just look at those fun prints, patterns, and that selvage.... LOVE!! Instantly, I knew that I wanted to mix those colors together and make something … [Read more...]

Block 4 | I Love Home Quilt Sew Along

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It's time for our final block in the I Love Home Quilt series. This simple sew along with Jacquelynne from The Art of Home, has been so much fun! Each month I am sharing a few pictures of my block in progress and host a giveaway. Click here to see my previous blocks.   The quilt project is designed to be hand appliqued but I just had to infuse my style and layer on some free motion … [Read more...]

Inspiring Stitches Quilt Market Adventures

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Earlier this year I started a new project with my friend Amy Ellis called Inspiring Stitches. This little journey of ours has taken us to some pretty amazing places including International Quilt Market in Houston last week. Now, Quilt market might be over but the Inspiring Stitches Quilt Market adventures have just begun. While this is not my first time at Quilt Market, it was my first time … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Hand Embroidered Projects

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What comes to mind when you hear "hand embroidery"? Maybe your grandmother? An "old fashioned" pastime? Or, something passed down from one generation to the next? It can be all of those things and so much more. This increasingly popular sewing skill can also be modern (not to mention relaxing) and a great way to stretch your creative muscle. Hand embroidery is making a comeback,  and … [Read more...]

Make Printable Sewing Labels For Your Work

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The past few weeks I've been working on a special projects that are just for friends. Each finished quilt, bag or small gift is made with the person in mind. Some of these projects will be holiday gifts and the others are just because but no matter what the reason, they all need sewing labels. Sewing labels are so much easier to make at home that people think. Let me show you. Adding Sewing … [Read more...]

Your Pineapple Smoothie Blocks

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It's been a few months since the launch of the on going sew along and based on all the sweet notes and pictures of your Pineapple Smoothie blocks, I'm thinking it's a hit. Seriously, words can not express how touched I am by all of your sweet notes. Here is a quick snapshot of just a few of the blocks you sent my way. Your Pineapple Smoothie Blocks   It makes my heart melt … [Read more...]

I Love Home Quilt Block 3

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It's time for block 3 in the I Love Home Quilt series. This quilt along with Jacquelynne from The Art of Home, has been so much fun! Each month I am sharing a few pictures of my block and hosting a giveaway. I hope that you will join the fun and stitch along with us.   Each block is designed to be hand appliqued but I just had to infuse my style and layer on some free motion … [Read more...]

100+ DIY Fabric Flower Patterns You Can Make

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Flowers are one of Mother Nature's little gifts to us. They are pretty, bright and make us smile but for some like me, keeping the fresh is always an issue. So, I've collected a list of DIY fabric flower patterns to make. This way, I can always have a vase filled to make me smile anytime of the year. The bonus,  no water required! DIY Fabric flowers are fun to make and never need watering! … [Read more...]