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Michelle (
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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Links to products on etsy are affiliate links. Just a quick note to let you know I have some Pellon SF101 is available here. This is my go to interfacing and is what I use in all my accessory projects.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at {}
Today I added these pieces of this gorgeous barkcloth fabric to my etsy shop. This fabric is called Elaine and it's from the Outback Wife collection by Gertrude Made for Ella Blue Fabrics, and wow, it is pretty! These pieces... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at {}
Links to etsy and listings on etsy (in shops other than mine) are affiliate links. Here's a new kind of zip pull and it's pretty awesome! There isn't a pattern for this, but if you have the Cord Keepers pattern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at {}
Ok, this one above already sold, but I wanted to share it anyway because the fabric used to make it is a favorite print and there is one piece of this out-of-print fabric in this scrap bag. It's from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at {}
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Jun 16, 2018
This dainty floral print fabric from the Flower Bouquet collection by Lecien is just my type. Lecien has a ruler on their site and it looks like the larger flowers are about 1/2" wide--as long as the ruler is metric... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at {}
Look what's finally ready to sew! Haha...these patterns can take a while and this one took some extra time because it shows not one, but two different patchwork layouts and also includes all the measurements for the pieces in both... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at {}
What have we be sewing? Well here's one thing I made recently--a tote bag made from this floral fabric and grey canvas. This is the small size in the Grocery Bag pattern, but with the bag body pieces divided into... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at {}
If you missed this one, here's another chance at one of these card wallets made from Alexander Henry's beloved Farmdale Blossom print. This one is also a Keychain Clutch Mini Wallet, but without the keychain. This was the first one... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at {}
Here's the next Sample Sale item and it was also made using the Keychain Clutch Mini Wallet pattern, but this time slightly larger (12%). I wanted to make it 4.5" wide for some reason I can't remember now. The pink... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at {}
This weekend I'll attempt to put a dent in my stash of finished stuff by offering a few things as samples. First up is this cutie. Sold - Thanks! This is the Keychain Clutch Mini Wallet and if you have... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at {}
The hour is growing late, but there is still time to make a gift for Mom. Here are three options for quick to sew gifts you can make in about an hour+/-. Grocery Bag - Everyone loves these bags and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at {}
After a few weeks of mostly admin stuff, I'm back to sewing and have finished some small projects to get back into the sewing groove. First I made two Phone Coasters. The pink and black patchwork one above is available... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at {}
Christina: You could use either batting or insulbrite, but the bag is pretty open at the top so it would need some ties or another closure to hold it somewhat shut.
Did you see this small tote bag a few posts back? It's a mod for the Grocery Bag sewing pattern and here's another made using this same basic idea, but this time it's the medium size from the pattern. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at {}
You know what? I keep stealing my coffee cup coaster to lay my phone on, and the coaster isn't even big enough for the phone! But I like laying the phone on the coaster because it's been easy to get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at {}
This post contains affiliate links. Putting together fabric combinations appeals to the artist in me and is also excellent practice for patchwork. Even though I have a number of strategies for combining prints, I still second guess myself from time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at {}
Two new patchwork bags are all done and ready to find their new homes! Above and below are the two sides of this one. Each one has bees, flowers, cherries, stripes, and dots, but in two different layouts and with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at {}
Here's a little something I stitched up back in December, promptly put to work holding the blue scraps, and then pretty much forgot about until I went to add another bag of blue scraps to my etsy shop. The ones... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at {}
It's new pattern time! Come take a look at it here on or here on etsy. Some of you might find the name of this pattern somewhat familiar, and yes, this is the same basic idea as one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at {}
Fat Eighth Kokka Trefle Cats This post contains etsy affiliate links. I've been busy sewing and have also been adding new items to my etsy shop! First up is this Kokka fabric with loads of cute kitties. I think the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at {}
A couple of these cord keepers in Alexander Henry's Farmdale Blossom print sold over the over the weekend, so I figured it was time to make more. These are all the small size in the sewing pattern, which is available... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at {}
Back in December I made this small patchwork crescent moon to hang on the wall and it turned out so lovely! It was on my list of things to sew for a few years (the list is so long) and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at {}
Slowly but surely this barkcloth Messenger Bag is coming together. I'm using this fabric and making a few mods to the pattern. The only mod I've gotten to so far is making zippered pockets for both the exterior and lining.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at {}
This post contains affiliate links. Last year I didn't get around to posting some sample sale items until 2017 was almost over, so let's see if I can do better this year! This sample (sold out - thanks!) is Size... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at {}