hand sewing

I love my sewing machine, but there will always be a special place in my heart for sewing by hand. I love the organic look of hand embroidery, and ***bonus*** I can carry my sewing with me wherever I go. pot holder

Here is a pot holder I decorated by hand.canister

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the joy of technology

I like mixing the newer art of technology with the ancient art of sewing.basketHere, I printed the “m” and the circle onto a piece of fabric using my computer and printer.

date pillow

My cousin recently got married. To keep with the green gifting theme, and because I knew she’d love it, I made her this pillow that’s appliqued with the date of her wedding.date-pillow

check me out

My next article appears in Sew It All Magazine Vol. 5. (Available in stores Dec. 4)  http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/product/sew-it-all-volume-5/magazines

I show how to make this cute pillow I made for my sister-in-law.

getting quirky

I like to get quirky when I’m pairing fabrics together. It took me a little while to decide what to use with this beautiful red silk, but then I knew: a cotton drop cloth from the hardware store.I love how the rugged drop cloth fabric contrasts with the delicate silk.