Halloween Table Toppers

I went a little crazy making Halloween table toppers last weekend. They are so fun to whip up and really help transition from summer to autumn.    Today I am working on fall pillows and runners. I love this time of year but unfortunately know what comes next!!! Anyway here are some close ups: First,…

Halloween Bags

I am a little late making Halloween bags as it was a long summer but I have three done, three half way there, three cut and three that have fabric pulled. Here is the first batch. I love, love, love this fabric. The horizontal stripe of the focus fabric with the coordinating stripe for the…

Settling in to Fall

I am a summer girl, but I love fall too – the first chill in the air, sweater weather, tennis, and crock pot Sundays with the NFL on TV. I seem to be at my most productive when it comes to sewing and I love the way the holidays pile up – first Halloween with…

Pushing the Season!

I love Halloween. The day has held a special allure ever since I was a child and worked in my Dad’s Halloween store. So, today I pushed the season just a bit and did up a bunch of Halloween tea towels. Between work being busy, my stepfather being ill and my brother staying with us,…

Cat on a Quilt

Maddie’s cat Jonas seems to like hanging out in my sewing room with us. I finished quilting this charity quilt this morning and trimmed it down. No sooner did unfold it and put it on the window seat to get a binding did Jonas jump up and make himself at home. He managed to get…

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…

Halloween Tote Bag

I’ve always loved Halloween since my Dad had a Halloween store growing up. Rob picked this fabric for a tote bag that a woman or teen could carry through the month of October. I included a cell phone pocket to make it more usable, and love the light orange polka dot fabric used to accentuate…