Tag Archives: handsewing

Repurposing an Old Embroidery

I am working on a fun Easter Project right now. I started it a bit late but I wanted to share it with you because it is so vibrant and eastery! This project is all about repurposing an Old Embroidery that … Continue reading

Posted in Fabric & Sewing, Fabric Art, Recycle and reuse | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Embroidered Polka Dots | Pencil Case

I want to share my love of polka dots with you guys. We’re starting with these pen cases I covered with embroidered polka dots. Isn’t polka dots the most inviting and lovely pattern that exists? I am always drawn to … Continue reading

Posted in Fabric Art | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Hand Sewing a Mug Rug using English Paper Piecing

I really love English paper piecing, shortened EPP. When you sew your fabrics together, you first baste them to shaped paper templates – and those paper templates do all the work of matching up points and seams. Once you have … Continue reading

Posted in Fabric & Sewing | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Book Review | All Points Patchwork by Diane Gilleland

July is here and I’m so ready for days of reading, crafting and basking in the sun… I want to dive into my pile of books too, so let’s. I’m starting of with this beautiful patchwork book that came out … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Fabric & Sewing, Quilting | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Eye Candy | Freeform Embroidery

July 30 is always World Embroidery Day – a day when we celebrate the slowness of stitching and enjoy the company of needle, fabric and thread. I thought I’d share some of my past embroideries (including a skirt, artist trading … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Fabric Art | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

The Spring Chicklet

Isn’t this the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? It’s a spring chicklet on the loose, wishing you all a happy easter! And I’m in love with my own creation. It’s lovely when that happens, don’t you think? :-) I love … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Fabric & Sewing, Fabric Art, Quilting | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Finished Slow Cloth Art Piece

I was out walking with the camera this morning, thinking that I am so privileged to be surrounded with process. And the time to consider it. Jude Hill* The finished art quilt has a slight vintage look, even though the … Continue reading

Posted in Fabric Art | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Long-term Project: a Hexagon Quilt

This winter I started a new quilt project, because that is what we all should do in the winter. Nest, be cozy, start big projects and drink tea. Hexagons in progress. I’m using the hexagon shape and paper piecing, a … Continue reading

Posted in Quilting | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Tutorial: How to Handsew a Patchwork Ball

Yes, it’s time for a tutorial, don’t you think? I promised this one when I made balls early this summer and quite a few of you were interested in learning how to make this pretty toy! I have had it … Continue reading

Posted in Fabric & Sewing, Quilting, Tutorials | Tagged , , , , | 47 Comments

Hand sewing is my new knitting

As I’m tired of knitting I’m turning to handsewing for the first time, as a craft. And I like it a lot. Stitching those tiny stitches to attach pieces of fabric to another one is as meditative and repetitive as … Continue reading

Posted in Fabric & Sewing | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments