Cactus Hexie Wall Art Pattern Release in One Thimble Magazine

Issue 8* of One Thimble launched and it includes my cactus hexie wall art pattern! This is my first time writing an English paper piecing tutorial and I love the finished product. It's a great way to get started with EPP without committing to a quilt. One Thimble is an Australian sewing magazine and this issue is full of awesome patterns, articles, and tutorials. There are tons of really great projects and I am so pleased to have a pattern included with them all! You can get Issue 8* right now or purchase the standalone pattern on One Thimble's ... Read More

Hugs are Fun in Cross Stitcher!

A few months ago I got an email from Katie Allen, the editor of Hoop-La! I had a project in the first issue, and I was so excited that she thought of me for an interview. I haven't gotten a physical copy of the magazine yet, but I bought a digital copy on the iPad. It's a UK publication so it's slow to make it's way to news stands here. I went and checked Joann's and Barnes and Noble and both had May and June issues. Thankfully, Nikki from Quiet Contentment was awesome enough to send me a picture! That picture of me stitching? Evie took that. Not bad for a 4 ... Read More

A Felt Tea Cup in Mollie Makes!

All the way back in July I mentioned a secret project that I wasn't able to talk about yet. Well, now I can finally reveal that I have a project in the December issue of the US edition of Mollie Makes! Unfortunately I just learned that the US edition won't be printed anymore, but I was so excited to have my project included! I made a felt embroidery hoop tea cup (which is kind of funny because my first ever magazine project was also a tea cup!) Apparently Target sells the US edition of Mollie Makes, but I checked three near me and none of them had it. ... Read More

Hoop-La Magazine – Out Now!

If you follow Hugs are Fun on Facebook (and why wouldn't you?) then you might have seen the news that I have a project in a magazine! Today Hoop-La is available for sale in the UK. Hopefully you'll be eventually able to find it in stores in the US, but until then you could always get a digital copy. Check out a preview of the magazine, or better yet, go buy a copy and support this amazing new publication for embroiderers! ... Read More