Friday, September 21, 2012

Creative Needlework Market

We went to the Creative Needlework Market in Birmingham this past weekend.  I enjoyed meeting all the shop owners and venders who were there.

Friday, September 14, 2012


I have teamed up with Laura Johnson, from Ellie Inspired, to give away 3 patterns.  Three people will win a pattern of their choice from my collection!  Hop on over and see the beautiful and creative patterns that Laura designs and Good Luck!! Click here to enter.

Monday, September 3, 2012

American Girl Doll Shower

My nieces found the directions for this project on YouTube.  This lady has the coolest stuff!!  This is the cutest thing I have seen in a while.  I know it does not sound like a shower made from a cardboard box would look that great, but it is really cute!!!!  You should check out this lady's channel.  We worked on this for  about 6 hours and the girls never lost interest.  It was so much fun!!

We used card stock for the tiles, buttons for the shower faucets and drains, and a plastic clothes hangar for the shower curtain rod.  The curtains were made from scrap fabric out of my stash, as were the towels.  The girls were pleased as punch!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stitch Craft Create

Have you seen the sister publication of Sew Beautiful magazine?  It is called Stitch Craft Create.  I believe this is their third issue.  I took one of my daddy's old wool sports jackets and felted it.  I made four needle cases out of it.  Two of the cases made from the jacket are featured in the Halloween issue.  These are so much fun to make! They are practical, as they carry all your sewing supplies and are made  from repurposed fabric.  Do you have a special needle case?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Matching Mother Daughter Skirts

In the latest Sew Beautiful - the July issue - there is a skirt for women on page 42.  It looks very similar to my "Brooke" pattern.  You can see from the pictures that lace could be added to the "Brooke" skirt in order to make a little girl skirt that matches her mom's.  This skirt is so quick and easy to make.

July Issue of Sew Beautiful

I was so thrilled to have my "Bella" dress in the July issue of Sew Beautiful!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Two more "Bella"s!

I found this lovely Tilda fabric at the Martha Pullen Marketplace. It just pops.  Martha is the only company in the US that is carrying this fabric, I believe.

This is the reverse side. I love the blue pocket against the bright pink polka-dots.

Here's another "Bella" I made for an upcoming class that I am teaching at Barb's Sewing Center.  Although the colors are softer in this dress than they are in the one made with the Tilda fabric, I still love it!

This is the reverse side.