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Michelle (
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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A little spring cleaning in the sewing room turned up a few bags from the past--including this one that holds my personal collection of blue fabric scraps. I have a few different themed fabric scrap stashes and have found storing... Continue reading
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Divided Grocery Bag in Garden Serenade Please Note: Links to fabric in this post are affiliate links. Those of you with the Grocery Bag pattern might already be aware of this, but if not, there are lots of ways to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at {}
Please Note: Links to fabric in this post are affiliate links. This print called Flying Birds is a recent addition to my fabric stash and I adore it! The collection is called Woodland and it's by Gareth Lucas for Windham... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at {}
Please Note: Links to fabric in this post are affiliate links. Anyone else feeling the spring fever? I've been getting a lot done--including sewing some Cord Keepers in this sweet print appropriately named Cute Little Hearts. This is another print... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at {}
Striped Denim Basket Bag Please Note: The links to the fabric in this post are affiliate links to etsy products. Not much to say here other than I love denim and am especially fond of pairing it with a fantastic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at {}
Quilting Cotton Fabric Scraps Just a quick post today to let you know/remind you on Instagram #sewthescrapoutofmarch is a happening. By "happening" I mean people are making things with scraps and posting them on IG. Not sure there is more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at {}
Here we go with the first mod for the Basket Bags pattern and if you want to wrangle a bunch of your tools into one handy bag, you will like this one. This is my tool bag and I've been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at {}
Please Note: This post has affiliate links to etsy products. The Playdate with Friends collection from Michael Miller Fabrics has some adorable prints! The style reminds me of vintage children's books from the late 60s (not a vintage expert, so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at {}
Hey, guess what? It's been a long time since I've written a new pattern (long & boring story), but here is one now! And, the pattern has been done for two months now. Let's just say, the inspiration to write... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at {}
London Calling 9 Blueberry Floral Cotton Lawn by Robert Kaufman Please Note: This post has affiliate links to etsy products. Cotton lawn is awesome for masks! There are so many pretty prints--like the one above--and it seems to hold the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at {}
Please Note: This post has affiliate links to etsy products. This sewing pattern isn't new, but the urge to sew something quick and easy to make met up with the urge to update some of the pattern images on my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2020 at {}
Dark Denim Tote Have you made some Grocery Bags from denim yet? If not, they turn out fantastic in this durable, classic fabric! The Grocery Bags are easy to sew in denim if you pick the right weight fabric. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at {}
This post has affiliate links to etsy products. This adorable cat print fabric is called "Where's Kitty", which is something I often wonder aloud about my own cat. Maybe you do too? They are so good at disappearing. It's from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at {}
Hello Sewing Friends: If you have the Rose Pincushion Cuff pattern and want to make a cuff with a different flower, here's a pattern mod for you! If you don't have this pattern, it's available at either link below: Rose... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2020 at {}
Quilting Cotton Scraps at Quilting Cotton Scraps on etsy. Tiny Scraps at Tiny Scraps on etsy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at {}
These beautiful Bohin pins with Murano glass heads are available here or here. They are really pretty and it's inspiring to have some lovely sewing notions. Take good care of them and they'll last for years and years. As a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2020 at {}
Links to etsy listings are affiliate links. It has been a grey and kind of cold summer so far here in the PNW. We might start seeing the sun soon, but if not, I guess I can get a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at {}
London Calling 9 Petal Please Note: Links to etsy products are affiliate links. This pretty cotton lawn called Petal is from Robert Kaufman's London Calling 9 collection and I'm excited to have it in my stash. So far I've made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at {}
Morning Cats in Cream Links to etsy listings are affiliate links. Did you notice the Heather Ross 20th Anniversary collection is starting to arrive in shops? The collection is a selection of various prints from the past and there are... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2020 at {}
Tiny Scraps Quilting Cotton Scraps Tiny Scraps Quilting Cotton Scraps Tiny Scraps Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at {}
Links to etsy products (other than mine) are affiliate links. Right now I've got a number of different sewing projects going, and it kind of feels like it's going to be a while before most of them are done. Whenever... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at {}
Did you know there are a number of new and restocked notions in the sewing notions section of my etsy shop? Since getting to the store is not possible/practical/recommended these days, many of these are selling pretty quickly. Which is... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at {}
This post contains affiliate links. If you take a look at my quilt board on Pinterest there are quite few star quilts. So many that for a while there I had to stop myself from pinning them because it was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at {}
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Apr 18, 2020
Fabric Bolt Clips (AKA: Bolt Buddies) If you need to get your fabric stash in order--and now is a great time to do it--you might want invest in some of these bolt clips. Like many of you (maybe all of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2020 at {}