This month, I am using a simple pieced quilt pattern, uncooked rice and cinnamon potpourri oil to create Scented Trivets!  These trivets are a great place to sit a hot teapot, or pan.  The heat will result in a wonderful scent filling the air.  This pattern and instructions are available now FREE to Sitcom Readers until […] Read the full article →

Do you have a bunch of magazines or brochures hanging around taking up space?  As we travel, we tend to accumulate them.  This week, I came up with a great way to recycle them and create the look of ceramic mosaic with paper! Looks like real ceramic mosaic, doesn’t it? I’m SO excited to be […] Read the full article →

scented tea lights made with oranges

I’ve never been a huge fan of scary Halloween decorations.  Orange isn’t my favorite color and being scared isn’t my favorite thing.  So, I tend to decorate with fall themed items rather than going the scary-witchy route. This week I created a whole mess of Halloween Scented Tea Lights with Navel Oranges!  Scented with allspice, […] Read the full article →

It has been a fun six months with the Sonoran Trail Sew Along!  And we are on our final chapter!  I hope you had as much fun with this pattern as I did when I put it together.  This month, I am featuring the final Cactus block and the assembly instructions. AND…I’m announcing a new […] Read the full article →

Do you love free patterns?  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level! This month we are celebrating Halloween with a fun holiday themed table runner called Spookie Spirits!  This pattern features blended wool applique, […] Read the full article →

Quilted Mug Warmer Gift Set Pattern!

mug warmer gift set free pattern

Yep, the year is flying by already! We have started traveling, so it pays to be ahead of the game here.  I came up with a free pattern to share with you for a Quilted Mug Warmer Gift set. This easy pattern uses fabric scraps and is actually a great starter project if you have […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the Pottery and Lizards blocks. Two blocks that feature both fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas of Arizona.  Sonoran […] Read the full article →

paper crafts quilled butterfly headband

You can make so many things with paper!  Over the past few years, I have made Faux Metal Wall Art, a Quilled Starry Night, a Quilled Butterfly in a Jar, a Quilled Garden Frame, and much more.  Playing with paper is a lot of fun. Some of the Sitcom readers have asked me for a […] Read the full article →

ultimate guide for creating a luau in your backyard

Summer is nearly over, and it is time for that one last gathering before heading back to the old grind.  How about transforming your backyard into a festival celebrating the finer things in Hawaiian culture, luau-style?  What a great way to send off the summer!  Here are 35 party planning tips, fun DIY’s, food ideas and much more […] Read the full article →

Do you love free patterns?  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level! You can see the current free block and previous Blocks of the Month patterns here! This month, our block goes circular!  Do you […] Read the full article →

I love adding a bit of color in my motorhome.  Especially this time of year when the dry days turn all the beautiful green fields a dusty brown.  While paging through some of my old craft books, I came upon the idea to make your own window clings with fabric puff paints. So let’s create […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the Hummingbird and Coyote blocks. Two blocks that feature both fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas of Arizona.  Sonoran […] Read the full article →

7 Fun Chicken Crafts!

It’s in the middle of summer and my crafting tends to go in several directions during this time of year.  Quilting is a focus, but keeping my Etsy shop stocked full of Gossiping Chickens is a full time job.  With chickens on the brain, I wanted to feature a post of unique chicken crafts. Most […] Read the full article →

camping rules chalkboard

I have a problem.  I just love those little “Rules” signs that have all different fonts in them.  Since we live full time in our RV, I have absolutely no wall space. None. But I couldn’t help myself.  I found a chalkboard, some chalk markers, and created a fun Camp Rules Pattern! Of course, I […] Read the full article →

Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level!  This month, our block is a traditional block with a twist of color and a crazy bird applique. Be sure to subscribe to Suzy’s Sitcom to receive […] Read the full article →