Archive for December, 2010

Holiday sewing

Typically, I gave myself a too-long list of things to make for Christmas, but I’m making progress and thought I’d show you a bit.

This fall, I made this quilt as a birthday gift:

pink and green patchwork quilt with Nicey Jane roses fabric

I saved an extra block to make the coordinating pillow for Christmas:

Patchwork roses pillow: handmade christmas gifts


One more off my list: If you’re sewing for winter holidays – how’s your list going?


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Continuing my effort to pass my list of “some day I’ll make that” tutorials off to all of you.


I use cloth napkins: they feel  so civilized, and green, and I haven’t had to buy paper ones in years. I have a more than sufficient supply, but that doesn’t stop me from accumulating designs for more, and for napkin rings to go around them.


Fringed napkins from Purl Bee

Embroidered napkins from Design*Sponge


Reversible Napkin Rings from Craft

Autumn napkin rings from Heather Bailey




Happy crafting – and eating!

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A small project finished this weekend afterall:

handmade holiday potholders with cute red santas

Holiday potholders with the cute little gnomes from Happy Holiday fabric.


red and white handmade potholders for christmas


This adorable fabric had to be the focus fabric of a simple design. (and I got these little guys in blue, too.)


A pair of these potholders are  in the shop now.’

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In progress…

modern quilting aqua patchwork


The state of my sewing table: lots in progress, nothing finished (yet!)

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The never ending list…

I don’t know about you, but I collect tutorials for projects I might do someday almost as fast as I collect fabric, which is to say, much faster than I can actually sew them.

Rather than leave them getting dusty in my bookmarks folder, I thought I’d start  digging them out and occasionally posting them here so you can put them on your to make list, and maybe one of us will actually get to them.  (Yes, my strategy formanaging my own excessive accumulation is to enable yours…)

So, some  sewing project tutorials-

Lots of Lunchbags

Legal Pad Cozy

Oak Leaf Bowls

modern quilting fabric - blue and gray

Random fabric pile, just 'cause


If you’ve got good tutorials languishing on your “someday I’ll make that list”, link to them in the comments, so I can add them to mine.

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