I enjoy creating something special for you. Each month I am featuring a new free block of the month quilt pattern!  There is something here for every skill level!  This block of the month pattern is available to you absolutely free until May 18, 2019! Esmeralda is my latest creation. This breezy quilt is simple to […] Read the full article →

Creating with paper can be fun and easy to do! I’m always looking for an excuse to create.  Let’s face it.  Most crafters live for holidays.  Each holiday provides a new theme to work around, and Easter is no exception. This week, we are making fun Easter Bunny Brooches with paper! If you are a […] Read the full article →

Introducing my newest quilting Sew Along – Grandma’s Garden! Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are always influenced by my travels. Lately, our travels have included jobs in agriculture such as the sugar beet harvest and greenhouse work. This unique and beautiful quilt features many of our favorite veggies as remembered from those pretty […] Read the full article →

Quilt Block #6 of the Retro Flash Sew Along is now available free until May 1, 2019! Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite […] Read the full article →

Love birds Block of the Month quilt pattern

Each month, I like to feature a new block of the month pattern that includes both applique and quilt piecing.  There is something here for every skill level! For the current FREE Block of the Month Pattern, go HERE! Love Birds and Pinwheels features one applique pattern and one quilt block pattern and lots of great […] Read the full article →

An upholstered headboard adds height, style and comfort to your bedroom.  But they can be rather expensive!  As a young mother, my daughter doesn’t have a ton of money to spare, but wanted to make something nice for her bedroom.  She came up with a great way to create a fabric headboard on a budget! […] Read the full article →

I specialize in creating quilt patterns that feature unusual applique patterns.  Often, I am asked what techniques I use to create these fun applique pieces.  I would love to share with you a simple way to create beautiful applique, using of all things… a glue stick! This tutorial will be featuring two of my latest […] Read the full article →

Retro Flash Sew Along- block #5- Juke Box

Block #5 of the Retro Flash Sew Along is now available free until April 1, 2019! Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite 50’s […] Read the full article →

This week on Kennary.com, I am featuring a decorative painting project!  Unfinished wood pieces are the perfect choice for a bit of color. In this case, I found this sweet little wooden boat and decided to make it into a small planter. Because I’m not the biggest green thumb in the world, I chose some […] Read the full article →

sugar and spice quilt pattern free block of the month

This month, I challenged myself to work with colors that I do not normally work with.  I had some leftover browns from my Sonoran Trail Quilt, and worked them into a pieced block with simple applique. The result is my new pattern called Sugar and Spice! For the current FREE Block of the Month Pattern, […] Read the full article →

retro flash quilt pattern sew along

Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite 50’s themes into one fun quilt. Be sure to go here for this month’s Free Block! Today, […] Read the full article →

This week, I decided to go into the kitchen and make some homemade conversation hearts. They are easy to make and you can even personalize them! Did you know that Candy Conversation Hearts are unavailable this year?  Necco, the candy company that has been making the candy hearts since the mid-19th century, was purchased by […] Read the full article →

I was visiting my daughters during the holiday season and got in a crafty mood.  I decided to create pretty polymer clay covered decorative pens. When I pulled out the polymer clay in beautiful colors, it wasn’t long before they joined me. We ended up making so many amazing polymer clay colored pens. You might […] Read the full article →

Let’s kick the new year with a new Block of the Month!  I picked up some beautiful fabric while in Montana last summer, and with thoughts of warmer weather on my mind, I put together my new quilt pattern called Thinking of Spring!  This is an easy to make pieced pattern.  Available free to Sitcom readers […] Read the full article →

easy decorative folk art diy free patterns

While traveling, I’m often inspired by art that I see around the country.  I love the beautiful artwork of the Pennsylvania Dutch, and decided to create my own version of this unique folk art.  Using a set of cork trivets, I created three different love birds folk art refrigerator magnets.  And I’ve included the free […] Read the full article →