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…

Halloween Tote Bag

This Halloween Tote Bag with cell phone pocket and ribbon closure is made of a really cute novelty fabric that looks like vintage postcards. I thought it was really sweet. For this one I flipped the bag and made it a little higher than wider. Not sure which way I like better!