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In February, our MATS Bootcamp mini assignment was plate scenics. If you’re scratching your head at that, know that you are not alone…I was irritated. What the hell is a plate scenic? I’m supposed to sketch plates? Or the scenes … Continue reading

Hidden Gems

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I have the month off from MATS Bootcamp, and am excited to use some of my ‘free time’ to catch you up on what I’ve been working on. I love the format of MATS Bootcamp. During the first week of … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone enjoyed a restful holiday with their loved ones. I had a wonderful break from work with my family – I think this was one of my most enjoyable holidays yet!

In the run up to Christmas, I was hard at work on gifts, including quilts, aprons, handbags, and pillowcases. I was most excited about two quilts in particular, for my daughters. These poor kids have a mother who sews incessantly but had never made them quilts of their own. I remedied this situation for Christmas.

The other project of which I am pretty proud is a dollhouse pillowcase I designed. I sewed a few of these up as gifts for little friends, and they were a huge success (if I do say so myself).


This design is available as a one-yard, easy-to-sew project (complete with dolls and a kitten!) in my Spoonflower shop.

With Christmas projects behind me, I’m ready for an exciting new year! I hope you are too!

Counting the days


I’m not actually in a rush for this year to be over. I know that once October is done, the Christmas prep starts. I am not a fan…I like to enjoy each day, month, and season in it’s turn. But … Continue reading

The garden is dying but the meadow is fresh!

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I was bitten by the project-finishing bug this week, and managed to sandwich and quilt a quilt top I’ve been sitting on since summer. I have to admit – while I chose the fabrics and palette in summer and it … Continue reading

Under the weather


It’s a gray day here, and I’m a little under the weather. All things considered, it’s a good day to share my new umbrella-themed pattern with you. This pattern is called Bumbershoots, and was submitted in the weekly design challenge … Continue reading

Scrappy Tripping


I’m participating in the Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt bee hosted by Julie over at 627handworks.com. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Scrappy Trip quilt, it’s a simple and scrappy quilt that’s lots of fun to … Continue reading

Market Fresh!

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I recently signed up for a SkillShare membership. For those of you who don’t know, SkillShare is a website where designers, artists, programmers, and the like offer self-paced classes in an online community where you can get advice and feedback … Continue reading

A new home!

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It’s been a while since I posted, but I promise it’s for a good reason. I’ve been hard at work on several things – a couple of new fabric lines, a t-shirt design, and (insert drumroll)…a new website! Today I … Continue reading

Little Terrariums


Round 1 of the Lilla Rogers Global Talent search is now over, and I’m free to share my project with you. While I didn’t make the top 50 (out of 999 entrants!), I’m not disappointed – I’m encouraged…to keep working … Continue reading