One Day or Day One
When life happens and you’re thrown off track, how do you begin again?
Start small. Choose one thing. Go from there.Read More
What do you do on a snow day? Ice skate. Make snow angels. Build snowmen.
Celebrate memories of your favorite Snow Day by sewing paper pieced blocks with our newest PDF package of patterns. With the blocks, create wall hangings, placemats, table runners, trivets, and mug rugs.Read More
It may be cold outside, but today in the studio, I’m creating a day of comfort and joy. It’s time to snuggle in at the craft table and make a blizzard of gift tags.
Hot chocolate jars are easy to make for teachers, neighbors, mail carriers, babysitters, etc.
It’s fun to find unique wide-mouth jars and ways to package these popular-on-pinterest gifts.
Get started today with FREE PRINTABLE HOT CHOCOLATE GIFT TAGS.Read More
I popped over to the Fat Quarter Shop blog and look what I found: (and couldn’t wait to share)
“Lori Holt and It’s Sew Emma are at it again! Just in time for the Christmas season, Lori Holt has created a new cross stitch pattern, Vintage Christmas Sampler. This Christmas-inspired sampler is filled with everyone’s favorite holiday sights — candy canes, gingerbread men and a gingerbread house, stockings, an ornament and Santa Claus. If a few of the blocks look familiar, you’re right – they are from Lori’s Vintage Christmas Book.”Read More
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You won’t want to miss what we’re bringing to you in December.
Here’s a couple of sneak peeks:Read More
Grandma was a maker. She baked. She sewed. She crocheted.
Doilies adorned every shelf and table. They showcased every potted plant, lamp. and vase.
Grandma was a planner. She created BIG days. She brought a quilt-factor to ordinary moments: homemade, wrapped-in-warmth, and treasured.
I remember days with grandma.Read More
Lately, I’ve been crafting with cool blue snowflake fabrics. They’re beautiful, but it’s time to heat things up. So before winter blues take hold, let’s spin the color wheel to bring warmth to our tables. In this season of giving…
Here’s some apple cider inspiration to kick off your holidays.Read More
Stamping with friends….
It’s a wonderful day in the studio, just me, the cat, Lorelei, Rory, and Snow Buddies.
I’m stamping and stitching and painting as I binge watch Gilmore Girls. This show just gets me. And because there’s so much dialogue, it’s almost like listening to a radio show while I craft.
Snow Buddies arrived. Insert happy dance. Want to see what I’m making?Read More
On this Veteran’s Day, my morning pages are filled with gratitude. As I do ordinary things today, I’ll be thinking about brave veterans and their families, and finding ways to honor their service and sacrifice.
The crafting industry is filled with caring people who always find ways to give back.
Honey Bee Stamps cares.
Today they’re having a sale that gives back.
Yes, I shopped.Read More
Most of the time I use fabric paper when I print sentiment panels for mug rugs. Starting with white, I can leave the panel clean and simple or paint and ink it up with color.
For the Winter Song sentiments, I knew I wanted to print them on snowflake fabric.
Want to try it? It’s simple with the right tools and supplies.Read More
It’s another day in the studio for me so I’m popping in with a bit of inspiration for you. It’s a video from Kristina Werner from her new holiday card series.
Freezer paper, fabric, Creative Grid rulers, rotary cutters, and an iron. Can you guess what I’m doing?Read More
“We believe there’s creativity in everyone, and our job is to help find it, grow it and let it out to play. We believe that when you give the time and love to create something by hand, you make the world a little bit better.” -Craftsy
When I discovered Craftsy I found expert-led tutorials, free patterns, and a great place to shop for fabric and crafting tools. Now is the perfect time for you to check it out!Read More
Winter songs inspire me. Even before the first snow, I’m ready for merry and bright. Right now, Kristen Bell’s song, Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Frozen might be on my playlist.
We only have each other. It's just you and me.
What are we gonna do? Do you want to build a snowman?
There might be a fresh pot of coffee on the kitchen counter. There might be chocolate-covered strawberries in the freezer. It’s a good day in the studio.
Want to get crafty with me?Read More
Autumn is winding down and winter is coming. It’s time for snowflake fabric, hot chocolate, wool sweaters, and a joy-filled playlist in the studio. To welcome in a warm and wonderful season of crafting, we’re releasing a new collection called Winter Song.
Lyrics that evoke the magic and memories of snow days were the inspiration for Winter Song, available now in the shop.
You’ll have plenty of time to make handmade gifts for holiday celebrations using new sentiment panels, Print & Quilts, and paper piecing patterns. Stay inspired with a blizzard of Winter Song projects we’ll be showcasing on the blog all month.Read More
Oh the weather outside will be frightful,
But the fire will be so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let us sew…Let us sew…Let us sew…Read More