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Michelle (
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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Wildwood Cotton/Linen Canvas This post has affiliate links to etsy products. As I got closer to running out of the Rifle Paper canvas used to make Basket Bags earlier this year (which I also made two more of recently!), I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2019 at {}
Bloom Cord Keeper Look what came in the mail the other day--pink snaps! These are from Snap Source and are the size 24 ones. These are my favorite snaps and pretty much the only ones I use when I need... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at {}
This post has affiliate links to etsy products. One of my recent makes...a Basket Bag in the blue colorway of this Kokka fabric. These bags are so, so great for storage or packing around smaller projects. If you need a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at {}
This post has affiliate links to etsy products. Um, this little thing is amazing! If you are a washi tape fan (who isn't?), you might want to get one of these cutters. I picked mine up at the new downtown... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at {}
There are so many cute cat print fabrics on etsy! Let's take a look at a few here. P.S. This post contains affiliate links. Meow from Timeless Treasures Box Cats from Timeless Treasures Kitty Cats from Makower Cat Heads from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at {}
This post contains affiliate links to fabric on etsy. Gosh, I really do love making the Grocery Bags in denim! So I stitched up a two more in Bluebottle Field Denim. This is the fabric mentioned in this blog post.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at {}
Patchwork Tote Denim Basket Bag Suns Fabric Swallows Tote Bag Tiny Story Cat Fabric Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at {}
Last week I made two items featuring patchwork and this pouch is one of them (the other is this patchwork bag). This was made using the Idea Pouch pattern. This pattern has kind of a funny name because I'm just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at {}
This post has an affiliate link. Yesterday I made quilt binding in a black and white stripe from Riley Blake and I really haven't made much of this type of binding that's simply folded in half, but will offer more... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at {}
While ordering the fabric for these Basket Bags, I also picked up some of this Bluebottle Field denim from Art Gallery. After a few years of working my stash off, my denim collection was down to scraps, which just won't... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at {}
If you have this pattern, here are two more sizes you can make using this way of sewing and the measurements provided in this post. This first one is large enough for some versions of the iPad or other tablets... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at {}
Gingham Rose Pincushion Cuff Well, the "bunch" is a bunch of new Rose Pincushion Cuffs really, but the real roses will be blooming soon too! In the meantime, five new cuffs in three different fabric combinations are available in the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at {}
5.11.19 Update: If you pre-ordered this bag, your bag will ship on Monday the 13th. There are also two more bags available here and some scraps of this fabric are available here. Last week one yard of floral canvas fabric... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at {}
Vintage Rose from Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille for Moda This post contains affiliate links. Etsy is always my first stop when I'm browsing fabric online for a few reasons--I'm an etsy affiliate, etsy has been a great sales... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at {}
Once before I almost sold this book, but changed my mind because I wasn't quite done being inspired by all these wonderful quilted flowers! But the time has come for it to find its next home and is available for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at {}
Happy Thursday! Today seems like a good day to show you these denim bags and also offer them as samples. Both of these are the same size, fabrics (denim and quilting cotton), and topstitching (red), but with different colorways of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at {}
This post contains affiliate links. Oxford fabric, like this pink strawberry print, is one of my favorite fabrics for the Grocery Bags. After finishing making a large Grocery Bag from the one yard I purchased, some of what was left... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at {}
This post has an affiliate link. I finished up these rolls of quilt binding and took the photos and then two sold (thank you!) before I was finished writing the blog post. But let's take a look at them anyway... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at {}
It's Sample Sale time! Sold out. Today's sample is Size 2 from the Zip Pocket Pouches Wristlet pattern. This size is the larger of the two sizes in the pattern. This size was added to the pattern not long ago,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at {}
This post contains affiliate links. This fabric from the Bloom collection by Makower for Andover is new to me and right away I knew it was going to be a favorite. It has two qualities I love in a print:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at {}
This post contains affiliate links. Some cute cat fabric arrived in my mailbox recently and as soon as it was laundered and pressed, I got to work and made a couple things! The first is the Basket Bag above. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at {}
New fabric arrived in the mail last week and some of it has been transformed into quilt binding! Woodland Spring Double Fold Quilt Binding The monotony of making binding appeals to me, and since it's not a task that everyone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at {}
Well here we are at the fifth mod for the Grocery Bag pattern and, oh my, these bags sure are cute! If you are wondering about the other four mods, there are links to them in the pattern description at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at {}
This post contains affiliate links. Made some more zipper pouches... This size/shape is one of my favorites to make and that's probably because I have one of these and I adore it! It lives in my bathroom and holds my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at {}
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Jan 21, 2019