Last year I wanted to do something cute for the little girls next door that was’t just a plastic Easter basket. From that desire I designed the Bandi Tote. There is nothing more satisfying, for me, than going from concept to finished product when it comes to sewing. Inspiration combined with knowledge of the sewing arts,… Continue reading Easter is coming! Free Easter Tote Pattern!
If you haven’t been able to tell over the years, I am completely addicted to making totes and quilts. I can’t begin to tell you all of the totes I’ve made, designed, and sweated over. Creatively, it fills a side of me that needs to be completed. In fact, I didn’t even know I could draw. Therefore, I’m… Continue reading This is Big, My First Tote Pattern – FREE
Fabric can be beautiful. Just like art work, fabric can emote a sympathetic aesthetic response to the onlooker. I get that feeling every time I enter a quilt store, so many fabrics, so many creative opportunities to make beautiful things. Quilting helps me indulge in a passionate fantasy. All the quilt tops to enjoy. But… Continue reading Spring is in the Fabric
It’s been a mission to keep this under wraps for the holidays. Not posting about Miss Mary’s workshop has been an endeavor of secrecy so that there was an element of surprise for those that received the Santa Totes. Cute as a button, great for the holidays, while giving little ones a huge squeal appeal when Santa… Continue reading Breaking News: Miss Mary’s Workshop Silence is Broken
Not that I’m going to reveal my age but back in the day we had to take Home Ec where junior high young ladies were taught how to keep a house, cook, sew, wash laundry, and many other things. Now mind you, this was all year for both 7th and 8th grade. I had a… Continue reading Passionate Influences
When looking for a place to live and raise our families we seek out communities that have opportunities for a better quality of life. What does that mean? Well, it could mean what matters to us most might be better schools, shorter commute time, a local swimming pool, youth sports, good churches, growing economy, better government, better… Continue reading How busy can a quilt guild really be?
A friend asked me to make a special tote. I had her pick out the fabric and then asked her to look at all the shoppers and totes I’ve made over the years to see what style she would prefer. We played with the fabric and then came up with the style that seemed appropriate… Continue reading Totes Galore