Modern Sewcialites Blog Hop – Rainbow Hearts!

  In January, Stephanie from Modern Sewciety launched Modern Sewcialites. The main component is a block of the month, but there's also a recipe, podcasts, a private Facebook community, and more. In addition to the BOM, each month's pattern also has the information to scale the block up to make it into it's own quilt. Art Gallery Fabrics released their Capsule collections and I was given the chance to choose one to make this quilt. I picked the Raise the Volume collection as well as a rainbow of their Elements fabrics to use.     Now, ... Read More

Geogram Blog Hop

Right as we were getting ready for our big move to Colorado I got an email asking me to be a part of the blog hop for Samarra Khaja's new fabric line Geogram with Lecien Fabrics. Despite having so much to do with the move, I could not say no the the chance to make something with this gorgeous fabric line. As soon as I saw the fabric line I fell in love with it, and it's even more amazing in person. It has 30 SKUs and a variety of precuts and will be in stores this month. The colors are so incredibly vibrant, I immediately knew I would be making something ... Read More

Dream Big Blog Hop – A Hexie Pencil Case

I love English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing for a lot of the same reasons. The both allow you to make really precise shapes without needing to do precision cutting or measuring. Susi from Tiny Toffee Designs has combined the two by making these amazingly adorable little foundation paper pieces that are meant to be turned into 1" EPP hexies. This pencil pattern is part of the Dream Big series. As soon as I saw the pencil I knew I needed to make a rainbow of them. I made the pencil case about 8" wide and 3.5" tall, it perfectly fits pencils. ... Read More

Coco Flower Wreath – One Thimble Issue 8 Giftables

Ok, I cheated a little bit with this. The whole idea of this blog hop was to make something that you would then gift to someone else, but I am selfishly keeping this wreath all for myself. There are a ton of amazing patterns in One Thimble Issue 8* and I had a really hard time choosing just one. Hopefully I'll be doing a few more of them soon! I tried out the Coco Flower Crown pattern* from Molly and Mama and it's absolutely gorgeous! (She made my cactus hexie wall art and I LOVE how it looks. Check it out here. The Coco Flower pattern is fantastic, there are ... Read More

The Diamond-y EPP Blog Hop

Diane from CraftyPod can be directly linked to my obsession with English paper piecing, and her new book All Points Patchwork* is an incredible resource to get you started. I will be doing a full review of the book soon, but it is amazing. It's not just a book of patterns, it's a complete guide to how to work with 12 different shapes and how to make your own patterns. If you have been wanting to try EPPing but aren't sure where to get started, I cannot recommend this book enough. So when I had the opportunity to take part in the All Points Patchwork blog hop, I ... Read More

Make Believe Week – Superhero Accessories!

A few years ago I got Evie a superhero cape from a seller on Etsy and Mira got her own for Christmas. I had been wanting to make them accessories for awhile but it always managed to get put aside because of another project I wanted to do. So when Chelsea from GYCT Designs said she was organizing a Make Believe Week, I knew I was on board! Sometimes the only way for me to get ideas for projects done is to sign up for swaps or blog hops so I have more of an "assignment" mindset. Since I already had the capes I made matching wristguards, belts, and masks. I didn't ... Read More

Stitch Love Blog Hop – Free Patterns

Mollie Johanson from Wild Olive has a fantastic new book out, Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small. I already reviewed it and absolutely love it, you can read my review here. Because she's so incredibly awesome, Mollie has organized a Valentine's blog hop and made a series of free patterns for you all! I chose two designs to stitch up, Evie is getting the little rabbit with the flowers, and Mira is getting the ferret. This was my first time using Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer and I am officially smitten. I have always loved embroidering on ... Read More

Virtual Busy Bag Swap – Sock Matching Game

I've done some busy bag exchanges in the past, but my ideas are always a bit limited because I have to make so many of them. So when Stephanie from Swoodson Says suggested a virtual busy bag exchange, I was really excited. I would just have to come up with an idea for a single busy bag, so I could put a lot of effort into making a super awesome one. And I might have gone a little overboard... What You Need: Clothespins Clothesline (I found one at the Dollar Tree. I tried to use thinner twine I had around but it wasn't thick enough for the clothespins to stay ... Read More