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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 […]

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 […]

The Spring Chicklet

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 this. I loved coming up with the idea, sketching it and finding the right fabrics […]

Finished Slow Cloth Art Piece

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 embroidery style is more contemporary. In my mind the blue hues works well together with […]

Long-term Project: a Hexagon Quilt

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 slow hand-stitching process I like. I think this quilt will be in subtle pinks and […]

Hand sewing is my new knitting

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 knitting. It has proven this last week that handsewing is great on quilt meetings, waiting […]

Adventures in the garden

Adventures in the garden

Photo-shoot in the garden, featuring a small pink creature I made this week in moms sewing room. Mom made a big turquoise picnic blanket and occupied the sewing machine, so I picked up some materials and hand sewed this wee one. She (the little softie) didn’t want to be in any photos, she just wanted […]