Showing posts from December, 2017

Sewing My Way through Christmas!

We celebrate Christmas and gift giving is a part of it in our home. A selling factor to upgrading my sewing machine was the possibility of giving hand-made gifts over the holidays. "It will pay for itself" was the discussion as we had 7 quilts lined up for a Long Arm service.  So I have here, a reflection of some of this year's projects (aka the ones I photographed).

I was lucky enough to scoop up this year's Christmas Vintage custom french terry from Blended Thread Fabrics for the children's jammy-jams. If you haven't experienced Hollie's custom fabric bases, you absolutely should join her Facebook group here for details on upcoming rounds. Both the Cotton Lycra and French terry are incredibly stretchy with beautiful recovery.

 I completed a couple of quilting projects for the family, and managed to snap a photo of a couple of them.

In the summer, I came across a yard sale, hosted by a "retired" quilter. She had many beautiful batiks that I sco…

Sewing Mends the Soul

I have been "mum" for the last three years and "mum" the label I am most proud to wear. I have two amazing people who now call me mum and I couldn't be more blessed. My eldest, Olivia Monroe, is now 3 and her sister, Evelyn Poppy, recently turned 6 months.

While pregnant with Miss. Evy-Pop, we came to learn that she had an undefined mass near her lung. The journey through unknowns, mishaps, misunderstandings and hard decisions required some sort of anchor for this mum. My OB half-jokingly suggested scrap booking. I am terrible at paper crafts (read: all crafts), but the suggestion did remind me just how much I did enjoy sewing. Several years prior, I had completed several quilted projects and home decor.

So I pulled out the little Janome SUV 1100 that was tucked away in the basement. I found 1 lonely bobbin and some thread. I asked some crafty friends about any local sewing groups for motivation and learned about Sewing a Rae of Sunshine. I gathered a group of…