A Special Gift

I received an order on my Etsy shop on Friday night from a lovely lady in Washington State. She was ordering a gift for her sister-in-law. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be special, but as we emailed back and forth, she shared that the recipient was a survivor of a double lung transplant and has been thriving…

New Pillow Design

I have been playing with batiks a lot lately and really love strip and string piecing. I created this pattern today to showcase coordinating batiks and really like how it came out. I love pink, but this color combination is outside my comfort zone for home decor. I think these pillows would look really great…

Grand Place in Brussels

I was in Belgium last week for business and had a few hours one afternoon to go for a walk in the beautiful city of Brussels. I was in desperate need of coffee after the overnight flight and the concierge of my hotel directed me to visit a series of galleries for coffee and sightseeing.…

My First Custom Order

So this is exciting. I’ve made a bunch of Halloween totes for the Etsy shop but over the weekend I got my first custom order. A customer requested a larger bag out of a focus fabric that is among my favorites. It was fun to make the pattern and create a new design to meet…

Ridgewood Craft Show

We participated in the Ridgewood Craft and Art Fair today. Despite fearing rain all week long, we had a beautiful day. It was a bit windy at times, but really ended up being quite comfortable. This was a great show with a lot of traffic and quite a diversified group of vendors. I’m so glad…

Bali Batik Decorative Pillows

I have made about 20 decorative pillows from this collection of Bali Pops Batiks from Hoffman Fabrics, but this may be my favorite. I combined 2.5″ strips from the collection with the light teal and white polka dot fabric I had at home.  The dots remind me of falling snow which I thought was a…

Rainbow Crayon Roll

Love, love, love this rainbow fabric. I originally bought this for a baby quilt, but trimmed a little off to make this sweet crayon roll. I probably should have used a light green or yellow fabric for the pocket to make it unisex, but the pink was so sweet.

Fairy-themed Crayon Roll

I love making these crayon rolls for kids. They are easy to do and are really usable in terms of keeping crayons neat and organized. This one is from a fun fairy fabric with a purple pocket. I whipped 15 of these out in the last week or so getting ready for the craft fair…