sewing: pencil pouches

Time for some back-to-school sewing! I’ve been saving my selvedge cuttings for a while, and haven’t settled on a project to incorporate them all. Pouches are quick, and the assortment of colors are perfect to jazz up something otherwise ordinary. I think the cherry-blossom pouch is the best size to hold the most pencils, andContinue reading “sewing: pencil pouches”

lovelies in the mail

I won a giveaway from the lovely blog, Happy Cottage Quilter. Aren’t quilting people the best? I thought I’d be winning only one pattern, so I specified the one on the left, because I can see me making those potted flowers for sure. But then I won BOTH patterns, and I can also see meContinue reading “lovelies in the mail”

knitting, and then some more

I finished knitting the mitts and had plenty of yarn left over, so went on and knit a cowl. I prefer a cowl to a scarf, because you don’t have the long ends flopping all over. Sometimes a scarf is the right thing, but a cowl tucks into your coat and covers your neck andContinue reading “knitting, and then some more”

a little progress

I flubbed the flying geese, I admit that right now.   I had sewed flying geese for something else, but that was months ago, and in my memory the math on them was one way, when reality was entirely different. I cut out all the fabric and did my sample sewing…afterward. All that fabric, cutContinue reading “a little progress”

happy little chickens

I embroidered this happy little scene some time ago, but did not get around to sharing it. I found the towel at a thrift store, with the design pre-printed. The red ribbon was sewn to the bottom, too, and I’m not sure if the kit was sold with it or if the previous owner embellishedContinue reading “happy little chickens”

flirty little Christmas trees

A brand new year. 2020. I intend to get a LOT more projects finished this year. When I put together my photo compendium of last year’s projects, I noticed there was not one quilt completed. That’s a little disheartening, you know? This year–well, fingers crossed I’ll have more time for projects. I’ll have to carveContinue reading “flirty little Christmas trees”

mspt: lunch bag (09/28/19)

I did some sewing just for me. These lunch bags last about a year, with pretty frequent washing. It’s always nice to have something fresh and new. My sister gave me the bunny fabric, which I put aside for something special. Well, this is it! It just kills me to cut into fabric I’m saving,Continue reading “mspt: lunch bag (09/28/19)”