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Jessica Lewis
Madison, Wisconsin
A compilation of resources for sewing, quilting, and other crafts that inspire your creative impulses
Interests: Sewing, quilting, needlework, other crafts
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Calling all knitters, crocheters, and sewists! Craft Hope has launched "Project 16 :: Littlest Warriors" - a charitable project to collect handmade beanies and bags for children fighting cancer. You never know when your life is going to change forever. In one subtle moment you can be stopped in your... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2012 at Handmade With Style
Just fixed the link to find Olivia on Etsy!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2012 on Flannel Love at Handmade With Style
I have a little friend named Miss C. She is almost 2 years old and is simply adorable. Miss C is a very lucky girl - she has a grandma who makes her handmade flannel dresses which, when paired with matching leggings and some warm mittens, are perfect for snowy,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Handmade With Style
Me too. Wouldn't the letters make an amazing nursery decoration, spelling out baby's name?
You are most welcome! I'm a big fan of your designs, Laura!
via I saw these paper quilled letters featured on the blog for letterpress stationary merchants Hello! Lucky ( and just had to share. These paper quilled letters are the work of artist Sabeena Karnik. Gorgeous, aren't they? What a talent! Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 8, 2012 at Handmade With Style
Isn't it fun? I love the vintage feedsack look and the colors, especially Mango and Parsley. :)
via Coming soon -> Adventures with Alice by Darlene Zimmerman This collection features Alice in Wonderland characters in 1930's reproduction prints. I especially love the "Lipstick" red print with Alice, the White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 5, 2012 at Handmade With Style
Move over, owls. It looks like the fox is the new "it" animal. You have probably spotted foxes at your fabric shop and all over Etsy. Have we shifted from "put a bird on it" to "put a fox on it" in the craft world? Not that I'm complaining...there are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Handmade With Style
Jessica Lewis is now following Andrea Lauren - Paper Sparrow
Dec 13, 2011
It's that time of year again...time to sit and stare at a blank piece of paper as you try to create a Christmas gift list. My yearly strategy is to stare at the paper for at least a few weeks and then freak out completely a few days before Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Handmade With Style
I MUST share the work of a fabric designer I just discovered today: welcome to the whimsical world of designer Laurie Wisbrun! Laurie sells her own fabric designs (custom digitally printed by in her Etsy shop, scarletfig. Meet Olive the Ostrich! How can you resist these Nesting Chairs (shown... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Handmade With Style
via via The folks at Birch Fabrics have launched a collection of organic baby bedding in some of my favorite prints, including the adorable Avalon bicycle print. While the baby quilts are something I could make, their crib bumpers look fabulous if you're in the market for something... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2011 at Handmade With Style
I'm donating four handmade Christmas stockings to this "Stockings for Kids" charity drive. You can learn more about the program here: Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Handmade With Style
This Thanksgiving was hard. I have experienced a lot of losses this year, including the unexpected loss of my older sister just 1 week ago. My mom and I made the usual over-abundance of food, over-cleaned the house, and put on brave faces for our guests...but it wasn't easy. It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at Handmade With Style
I just love the colors in the blue bird print. I can already picture the throw pillows I shall make with it! :)
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2011 on Fabric Love: Coming Soon! at Handmade With Style
I have already professed my love for the Ed Emberley fabrics from Cloud 9 Fabrics that will be available in early 2012. It looks like 2012 will be a great year for new fabric lines. Here are a few that caught my eye. Again, the Ed Emberley "Happy Drawings" line.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Handmade With Style
The Christmas stocking project continues. So far we have 3 completed and several more started. The rate limiting step is definitely assembling and attaching the cuff at the top of each stocking. Luckily, Mom is great with patterns (I just kind of wing it...) and has done the heavy lifting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Handmade With Style
I love your work, especially the confetti cards.
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So, my mom and I have been hunkered down in the basement, each of us at a sewing machine and working on a heap of Christmas stockings. We decided a while ago to make several for the charity stocking drive I mentioned in an earlier post. How many will we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Handmade With Style
Based on some of the iconic images from Ed Emberley's first how-to-draw book, Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals, originally published in 1970 and still in print today. This delightful book in which he teaches us that by using letters, numbers, shapes and things, anyone can draw has captured the... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 29, 2011 at Handmade With Style
Thanks, Nancy! The little guy isn't even due until March! I guess you could say I'm getting my sewing project ducks in a row a little early. P.S., I love your "Fabric Friday" feature and always tune in for those blog posts. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2011 on Baby Boy Fabric Love at Handmade With Style
Carrie - I bought the camping print a while ago but in a slightly different color palette (white background, more navy and forest green) and it is super adorable! It's definitely going into the "save for #2" fabric stash.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2011 on Baby Boy Fabric Love at Handmade With Style
Jessica Lewis is now following A Beautiful Mess
Oct 23, 2011
Jessica Lewis is now following Lauren Marco
Oct 23, 2011