Tooth Fairy Pillows

I am having fun today making items to restock my Etsy store and am focusing on mixing embroidery and sewing. I remember when Maddie was little and lost a tooth – and the drama that followed when the $5 that the tooth fairy left got lost in her covers and ended up under her bed.…

Owls at Christmas

I have a favorite customer who places a custom order at almost every show. She has great taste so it is really fun to see for her. Earlier this fall, I delivered a custom order to her home and noticed she collects owls. The following week I found some awesome owl Christmas fabric in my…

Measure twice, cut once

A week and a half ago I got a custom order on Etsy for five holiday pillows. No problem! I was psyched as it was my largest custom order to date. I carefully calculated the fabric and had just enough to get them done. You know those handy dandy rulers that have an inch marked…

Christmas Table Runner

I spent most of yesterday working on Thanksgiving table runners since I had sold 3 of the 4 I had made at craft shows and the last on Etsy yesterday. But, I also managed to finish this one that I had started last weekend and get it added to Etsy. The fabric is from Westminster…

Kaffe Fassett Love

Last year on our annual trip to Maine, my friend Jen had brought this simple quilt pattern with her. I had brought a collection of Kaffe Fassett fat quarters that I had gotten from the Fat Quarter Shop. I had no idea what to do with them as some were amazingly beautiful and some struck…

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…

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…

Modern Throw Pillow

Modern 16″ x 12″ throw pillows featuring “Bali Pops” fabric by Hoffman Bali Batiks. This is simple strip piecing with overlapping back that allows pillow form to be removed so the case can be washed. I use a jelly roll collection of fabric to make these easy and fun to stitch, and sometimes it forces…