Remembering and Giving Back
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
Tutorial for Printing on Fabric
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
inSpired by Kristina Werner
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.
On my craft table…
Freezer paper, fabric, Creative Grid rulers, rotary cutters, and an iron. Can you guess what I’m doing?Read More
The Wonderful World of Craftsy and Bluprint
“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
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
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
Winter is coming…Winter is coming…WINTER SONG is coming!
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
You Can Do It
“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” ― Helen Hayes
Want to make a mug rug with me? It’s a great way to learn how to quilt. I’ll show you each step and provide some helpful tips and tools along the way. Trust me, you can do it.Read More
Sipping Tea, Reading Books, Writing Journal Pages
“With an adventurous spirit, a deep breath, and a little practice, you’ll find that appliqué can be easy to include in your quilts!” - Kim DiehlRead More
Are you making handmade gifts for the holidays? If you are, where do you start? For me, half the fun is in the planning! This year I want to make coffee and tea-themed gift baskets, featuring our Coffee Helps and Start with Tea collections (available now in the shop).
Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and I’ll give you a sneak peek at the possibili-TEAS.
Come along inside….
We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.
- from the children’s book, The Wind in the WillowsRead More
You don’t need everything when you first start quilting. Begin with basic tools and supplies. Build your own collection of favorites over time. Here are some of my favorite quilting tools in the studio…Read More
Coffee is first in the morning and it’s the first of two new collections Sunporch Studios is releasing this fall: Drink Coffee and Start with Tea. Here are some sneak peeks to stir up some excitement.Read More
Take a look at this gorgeous fabric collection on my craft table today. It's called Flourish and it was designed by Natalia Bonner & Kathleen Whiting for Moda Fabrics. From the name, to the colors, to the prints, this collection is inspiration personified.Read More