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, our block is a traditional block with a twist of color and a crazy bird applique.  Available now FREE to Sitcom […] Read the full article →

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

My husband and I left our corporate life three years ago, sold most everything we owned and set across the country in our motorhome to see what we could see.  It was a major life change with the purpose of living our dreams, making our life simpler, and ultimately improving our health. While in Maine, I […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the two SunBurst Blocks and the Village Block. 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 […] Read the full article →

DIY Seashell Decor!

seashell welcome sign tutorial

Do you have a bunch of seashells sitting around from that last trip to the shore?  Make a beautiful Welcome Sign using your seashell collection, foam board and a bit of paper mache!  Want to know how? I wanted to do this project with my mother as she had helped collect the shells and even […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another pattern!  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 not as traditional.  Celebrating with red, white and blue,  we are featuring a block that has pop […] Read the full article →

Do you love to camp or know someone else that does?  I love the look of mixed media.  For this project, I created a pattern that mixes counted cross-stitch with machine applique.  It features one of our favorite phrases since we hit the road full time in our RV. This is How We Roll was […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the Bear Block and the Sun Block. Two blocks that feature 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.  […] Read the full article →

quilled starry night paper craft

Starry Starry Night is one of my favorite paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.  I love the colors, and I love the movement and it seemed like a great piece of art to represent through the art of paper quilling.  For this completed project, I ended up using over 10,000 strips of paper! Working with strips […] Read the full article →

winnie the pooh bee soaps

Making soaps can be very simple if you use glycerin soap.  It’s basically melt and pour.  And with all the molds that are available out there, you can make most any theme that you would like.  This week, I located my bees and butterfly molds and decided to make some pretty soap and a gift […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another free pattern!  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, I am taking a traditional block, creating a 3D look with it and adding pretty applique!  My new Daisy […] Read the full article →

wire wrapped tree sun catcher

I really love the look of sun catchers.  They brighten up even the most dreary day.  And the great thing about living in my RV is that while I might not have a ton of wall space, I have lots of windows.  And what a great way to fill them! I’d love to show you […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  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 Trail takes from all those experiences.  This Sew Along will last until October 1, 2018.  I will be walking you through this quilt top […] Read the full article →

Queen of Spades Pattern

colored pencil giveaway

I’ve done several patterns featuring my own version of playing cards.  My Queen of Hearts pattern was used to paint the top of a table and was super popular with my readers.  So, I thought I would share with you my latest Queen- the Queen of Spades!  This pretty pattern is free to all Sitcom […] 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, we are using a traditional block, muted colors and adding a pop of bright applique!  My new Tweet Dreams quilt pattern was created to be […] Read the full article →

6 diy craft ideas to save you money

As a full time crafter, sometimes I think I spend more on a project than if I had just shopped Amazon. Let’s face it, sometimes craft supplies can be expensive.  But I do have a few DIY ideas that can save you money.  You can get the same or similar look at a fraction of […] Read the full article →