Not Essential

I’ve been trying to stay focused this week, to work on some writing projects and other must-dos but spring has been very distracting. Amos and I have been spending most of the day outside, at the beach, the playground, on walks and bike rides. When […]

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Cutting and Sewing

                  For me, quilts are usually free-hand affairs. I could probably save time and the occasional blister from not-sharp-enough scissors by using a rotary cutter but that’s not my style. I made this quilt over the past […]

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Begin It

                  Last week brought a hint of spring and along with the all the fresh air, open windows and warm sun, it also brought me inspiration to get going on some new projects. I made a pair […]

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Making with Care

I’m not sure the weather could be any more dismal than it is this morning. Everything outside is gray and brown. The snow is almost all gone but there are few welcome signs of spring to take its place. On a more positive note, I […]

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This Week in the Studio

I’ve been hoping that this month I will be able to take some time to play with new ideas and processes. This week I have been doing a bit of fabric collaging. Really it is just more applique and sewing, but these informal sketches feel […]

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Hung by the Chimney with Care

  My sewing project this week was our Christmas stockings. I used scrap fabric and really enjoyed the process of sewing the various pieces together into an imperfectly shaped stocking. I had planned to do a red and a green but I found so many […]

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Reusable Fabric Bag Tutorial

After my discussion about wasting less and enjoying more, I wanted to bring you a way to make basic reusable bags. I make these simple cotton bags for filling with grains, beans, nuts and seeds from the bulk bins at the store where I shop. […]

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