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DIY Fabric Scarf for Spring

DIY Fabric Scarf for Spring

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein Sewing a fabric scarf is such a simple project that I hadn’t thought of making one myself… They’re so cheap and availible in every cloth store so why would one bother, right? But then I found this super happy and bright fabric in the fabric store that […]

Embroidered Polka Dots | Pencil Case

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 things covered in dots or circles, and I know I’m not alone. Polka dots are […]

Hand Sewing a Mug Rug using English Pape...

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 your paper templates printed and bits of fabric assembled you can do the basting and […]

Inspired at the Haberdashery

Inspired at the Haberdashery

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. Steve Jobs Have you […]

Teaching a workshop at STITCHED 2015

Teaching a workshop at STITCHED 2015

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. General George Patton Today I am part of Alma Stoller’s Blog Hop for STITCHED 2015! Hi and Welcome to all new and old visitors, I hope you’ll stick around for a bit and leave me […]

A Heart that Sparkles

A Heart that Sparkles

We shouldn’t pay attention to whether our words have any influence, whether anyone listens to us. The most important thing is to remain faithful to the beauty as long as we live; to love it so as not to worry about anything around us; to sing it a hymn even when the whole world is […]

STITCHED Video Workshop 2015

STITCHED Video Workshop 2015

I am so happy to introduce you to an online class – where I am going to be one of the teachers! I’m part of Alma Stoller’s STITCHED 2015 – a yearlong class with lots of video workshops and inspiration! It will start March 1st and end March 1st next year (2016). It consists of […]

Wool Owl Parade

Wool Owl Parade

In the beginning of this year I talked about the firstborn owl, and now it’s autumn again and the rest of the gang feel safe to come out of the forest to show of their gray wool feathers… They’re all made out of felted sweaters, knitted in thick gray wool once upon a time. Hand […]

Eye Candy | Freeform Embroidery

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 cards and wall hangings), as eye candy and maybe inspiration for you to pick up […]

Quilted Laptop Bag

Quilted Laptop Bag

The fab fabrics I got in the Fabulous Fabric Swap became a Quilted Laptop Bag! A quilt-as-you-go-bag! And QAYG is indeed an abbreviation to remember. A bit like crazy quilting, but with a more instant quilted look. I was inspired by Flutter Kat’s tutorial on How to make a Quilt As You Go anything. Seeing […]

Fabulous Fabric Scraps

Fabulous Fabric Scraps

I’ve been sewing this week, and intend to do a bit more before July ends. Inspired by my own fabric stash, tutorials and inspiration online, the book Quilt Improv and the fabric swap I’m in of course. I opened my plastic boxes of tiny fabric scraps and threads, and started to piece things together randomly […]