Teacher gifts done!

I used my day off today to finish up the Wide Open Zipper Pouches I’d started late last week with Hannah. There really wasn’t much she could do at this point as I had to sew them together and she’s just not quite there yet with her sewing skills (she’s made a coaster so far!). Unfortunately, the day involved a fair amount of swearing and …

End of the year teacher gifts

I was looking for something to sew the other day because, let’s face it, I have a ton of fabric that should be used for something useful instead of sitting in tubs stacked in my basement. So, I suggested to Hannah that we make her teachers an end-of-the-year gift, which she thought was a great idea. My go-to for this project is Noodlehead’s Open Wide …

Narwal swimming bag

I finally found time (and the motivation) to finish Hannah’s swimming bag. I think what delayed me for so long was the intensive 1/4-inch quilting each of the bag’s panels had. It took forever! Once that part was done, the rest came together relatively quickly in an afternoon. I love the pink narwal fabric paired with the natural linen – it’s perfect for swimming! The …

It was bound to happen at some point

After owning my iPhone and snap on case for the past two years, it finally broke – dropped one too many times, apparently. Fortunately, only the glass on the back of the phone shattered, not the screen on the front. My case, which I absolutely loved also lost a corner. In all fairness, I will admit to having dropped this phone/case at least a couple …

Quick little project

Working on stitching on the binding of this little quilted mat for on top of my microwave. There’s always a bunch of random stuff that ends up there – the garage opener, spare car keys – and I thought it would brighten up the kitchen to add a little bit of handmade. I had this great print from a scrap pack I purchased from Hawthorne …

Vintage grain sacks

Quite a while ago now, I began collecting vintage feed and grain sacks. It started with some that I’d found at an antique mall, and eventually I found some more in an old barn, thrown over the rafters where they’d been for decades. The other day I unearthed them from my storage unit and have been trying to decide what to do with them since. …