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Kindergarten, woot! Woot!

We had our first day of kindergarten this week.  And really, what good is it having a mum that sews if you don’t have anything handmade for that first day?  I knew I wanted to make her a backpack, but I was warned by the teachers that the backpack couldn’t be small and cute.  I never […]

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these rocks don’t lose their shape. . .Asscher Cut

Royal Asscher – check the link for a little history about one of my favorite cuts. I think the messing around with the fabrics in this line are just too much fun! Now this block took a little time. . . some pins. . . and patience. . .   but. . . in the […]

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Stash Bee WIP no more. . .take two!

This year I asked the awesome ladies of Hive 2 to make a heart block. Stash Bee Tutorial here. Once all the blocks arrived, I chose two for a very special project for my husband and arranged 12 blocks with some sashing.  I used Kona solids Film story jelly roll. After tiring with my straight […]

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these rocks don’t lose their shape. . .Cushion Cut

Shame that such a pretty cut gets such a bum-rap in the naming department – this is also the easiest of the three blocks so far – no y-seams!  But really after the first two blocks, y-seams are a piece of cake now, eh?  🙂 I’m really enjoying the ability to audition the fabric placement […]

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swiped from Craftsy. . .

How I have tortured my IG friends with photos of these placemats!  I shamelessly stole the idea from Craftsy – using the same Kaffe Fassett cool range millefiori fabric, the same pattern layout.  But rather than a QAYG, I actually built the quilt sandwich – I’m hoping to become more comfortable FMQ and this was an […]

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it always starts with the wantsies. . .

when i get the wantsies, I get ’em bad.  Over in Insta-world I noticed some slippers popping up. . .a little stalking and googling later I found this was a pattern by Ayumi Takahashi and in an old issue of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2011).  A quick payment of $3.99 and a week later the magazine […]

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Paper piecing, Oy!

Why can’t i wrap my head around paper piecing. . ? After placing the fabric, checking the position, checking again. . . And yes again. . .I successfully sew. . . and then cut the wrong side of the seam. . .UGH! I almost gave up, after all I ruined some precious pieces of Kitty […]

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the Wantsies!

When I saw these gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn Pincushions by Red Pepper Quilts, my skin tingled with the worst case of the wantsies. . .but at $29 plus shipping from the land of Oz, nuh-uh!  Totally worth it, but way out of my budget – that sigh you hear is my husband, that sound is relief. […]

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WIP Wednesday. . .

. . .with a couple finishes. I got some amazing mail on Friday: I allowed myself to open the package, look at the fabric, marvel at the fact that I would never have picked them and then forced myself to put them away – there were a few things that needed finishing first. 1st up […]

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Daisy Naptime Pillows – check!

Done and done. . . Nipper1’s was completed first and then hidden so I could start/finish Nipper2’s.  Cutting the fabric for both at the beginning was a pain – but the best decision! I would never have wanted to go through all that cutting again. . .and sewing the second time round went by in […]

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