I've always been a serial project starter, but unfortunately that doesn't mean I finish at the same rate. In an attempt to work through my UFO pile, I started a challenge over at the Boulder MQG. This is an ongoing series of posts with different prompts and activities to work through your UFO pile, starting with listing out all your projects. I separated my list into different categories. SMALL PROJECTS Sashiko Tote I made the rainbow sashiko project as part of Try Something New Every Month and I've long intended on turning it into a tote bag. It's a very easy ... Read More

&Stitches Secret Santa Exchange with Free EPP Pattern

Among all the Christmas craziness I realized I never posted about the &stitches secret Santa exchange I did! Please note, this post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* My partner was Aimee from Daisy Eyes and I embraced a tea theme for her package and included a reusable mug and sleeve, octopus tea infuser*, and a mug rug. My tea cup cross stitch pattern is consistently my most visited post and I wanted to play around with it a bit. I made the pattern into an EPP pattern and made a mug rug for it. I know it probably would have lent itself really ... Read More

Death Star Mini Quilt!

All the way back in September I started two mini quilts for Josh. The first was the Batman EPP quilt I gave him for his birthday and the second was the Death Star from Quirky Granola Girl. Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* I figured I would start both and hopefully finish one by his birthday in October and the other for Christmas. Mollie from Wild Olive made her own Death Star mini quilt earlier last year and gave me some of the gray scraps she had leftover. Piecing it was a lot more intimidating than I expected. ... Read More

A Very Hexie Christmas – Hexie Ornaments

I have a million Christmas gifts I want to make, so naturally I decided the proper thing to do would be to start a series of tutorials leading up to Christmas instead of actually making those gifts... And the best part? They're all going to feature hexagons! I'm a little hexie obsessed lately (ok, for a couple years now) and I've been having fun implementing them into Christmas decorations! So here's the first one, a hexie ornament! Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* Supplies: EPP hexagons of any size - I used ... Read More

Batman Mini Quilt

Josh's birthday was this week and I successfully managed to make him a present without him knowing. I bought the pattern from the Crafty Geeks for the Batman EPP block in December of last year but only just got around to making it. I got the pattern after seeing the version that Jessee from Art School Dropout made. I loved the blacks and grays she used and I wanted mine to have a similar feel. I spent a really long time with the fabric selection but I really love how it turned out. This was also one of my first attempts at binding, but you'll hear more about ... Read More

Flower POW Mug Rug Completed!

Diane from CraftyPod is directly responsible for my English paper piecing hexagon obsession. So when she recently release some EPP patterns using other shapes, I had to try them out! I bought this Flower POW Mug Rug pattern and while I've only finished one so far, I have four others in progress. I can't stop making them, they are so fun! I've done triangles before, but diamonds and curves are completely new to me. The pattern comes with fantastic photos and illustrations and is really well written and easy to follow. Plus, Diane has included links to all her ... Read More

English Paper Pieced Candy Corn Pattern!

So this is going to be an early Free Pattern Friday, and it's a different kind of pattern! Instead of a cross stitch pattern, I made my first ever English paper piecing pattern. I'm posting it today instead of Friday because tomorrow will be the big link up of all the awesome Halloween projects that everyone made! Alicia from Felt With Love Designs organized a Halloween crafty tutorial link up. I did a Christmas one last year and a flower one this last spring so I was excited to take part. I am usually so bad about making projects based on a holiday or season, ... Read More