Sharing Sewing Moments

Ziggi Moto jacket - in progress

I've been writing about my projects on this blog for a good number of years now, and I used to write posts giving little updates of my "Works In Progress." Since then, Social Media has exploded, and I've found that these little snippets feel more at home as updates on those channels. There is something so great about being to share these sewing moments … [Read more...]

A “Rose Quilt” for Gianna

"Love and Liberty" Fabrics -

I have been promising Gianna a quilt since I finished Duncan's. I had promised myself (and her) that I would purchase the fabric after I had released the Mommy Poppins Bag pattern. It's always nice to reward hard work with pretty fabric isn't it? Gianna has a sweet romantic heart and adores roses and pretty dainty things. She asked for her quilt … [Read more...]

Hexagon I Spy Quilt: Keep on stitchin’

I Spy Hexagon Quilt (WIP) -

Spring Weather = plenty of Hand Stitching Time in the yard while the kids play. So much time, in fact, that I have all 56 hexagons attached to the quilt (some are not sewn all the way on yet). It certainly went faster than expected.  I think it needs just three more hexagons on the left side to balance it out properly. … [Read more...]

Making a Hexy Kit (The Hexagon I Spy Quilt Project)

Hexy Kit To Go -

Just when I had thought I was getting a hang of the things, Vinny started to display a not-so-sweet personality. He is not quite colicky in the "inconsolably screamy" sort of way, but rather a "need to be constantly soothed (rocked, held, nursed, bounced, repeat, repeat, repeat...) and unable to sleep any amount of time on his own" way. This is his … [Read more...]

Pattern Testing!


Because of a delayed hardware shipment, I had all but given up hope in getting the Mommy's Poppins Bag pattern out Before Baby. The cornerstone of this project is the lovely 14 inch purse frame and I couldn't get the pattern tested without hardware for my testers! And there is no WAY I would want to release an untested pattern. So frustrating, … [Read more...]