Winter in New York can be pretty tough. The squirrels are very aware of that. By this time of year, all that is left of the Fall acorns are just the caps. What a great opportunity to create from nature! I had a bit of wool roving available and decided to use this opportunity to […] Read the full article →

I love the look of miniature crafts and have recently gotten into making my own. I am creating a miniature General Store and Quilt Shop and my plan is to make it as realistic as I possibly can.  This week I’d like to show you how to make a realistic miniature sidewalk! This little sidewalk […] Read the full article →

Esmeralda’s Garden is my latest quilt pattern sew-along!  Each month for the next 12 months, I will be releasing one block of this fun quilt pattern absolutely free!  Don’t miss a block and sign up to subscribe to my newsletters for reminders! For the current free Esmeraldas Garden block, GO HERE. Esmeralda’s Garden features cute forest […] Read the full article →

Join our current sew along!  Holiday for the Birds offers 8 different bird themed quilt blocks which are assembled with simple pieced blocks.  This sew along is now complete.  You can find the pattern available in my shop HERE. The finished quilt top measures 48″ x 58″.  Collect each free block as they are released and […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another Block of the Month pattern!  This year I am featuring a new series of free bench pillow patterns!  Each month I will offer a new bench pillow pattern free for one month only. Start with one bench pillow form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each […] Read the full article →

Lately, I’ve gotten into creating miniatures.  Making the scenes realistic in small scale can be challenging.  I have decided to take on that challenge and create a miniature store and quilt shop.  My first project was the brick exterior of the tiny building and how to make realistic miniature bricks! They look almost real don’t […] Read the full article →

Here we are in the middle of winter and in dire need of some beautiful sunshine. Or at least a bit of color!  I would love to share my latest project with you. Create an easy to make stained glass sun catcher and brighten up your home decor! Today, I decided to experiment with glass […] Read the full article →

Esmeralda’s Garden is my latest quilt pattern sew-along!  Each month for the next 12 months, I will be releasing one block of this fun quilt pattern absolutely free!  Don’t miss a block and sign up to subscribe to my newsletters for reminders! You can find the current free pattern for Esmeraldas Garden HERE. Esmeralda’s Garden features […] Read the full article →

Join our current sew along!  Holiday for the Birds offers 8 different bird themed quilt blocks which are assembled with simple pieced blocks.  Today I am releasing block #7- MUG! For the current free block, GO HERE! The finished quilt top measures 48″ x 58″.  Collect each free block as they are released and create a […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another Block of the Month pattern!  This year I am featuring a new series of free bench pillow patterns!  Each month I will offer a new bench pillow pattern free for one month only. Start with one bench pillow form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each […] Read the full article →

faux stained glass peacock

Let’s take a look at the most popular craft ideas from last year on the Sitcom! Yes, not only do we do quilting here, but we love to create.  The website continued to grow in 2019 with over 2 million views. It was also a great year for my husband and I as we continued […] Read the full article →

This easy faux rust technique takes just a few minutes and uses surprisingly few supplies. The simple ingredient is cinnamon! Create beautiful wall art with this fun technique. I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting craft techniques, and recently I ran across this simple way to create the look of rust. This easy faux […] Read the full article →

Esmeralda’s Garden is my latest quilt pattern sew-along!  Each month for the next 12 months, I will be releasing one block of this fun quilt pattern absolutely free!  Don’t miss a block and sign up to subscribe to my newsletters for reminders! Today, I am releasing Block #7- INCHWORM! Esmeralda’s Garden features cute forest creatures, and […] Read the full article →

Join our current sew along!  Holiday for the Birds will offer 8 different bird themed quilt blocks which are assembled with simple pieced blocks.  The finished quilt top measures 48″ x 58″.  Collect each free block as they are released and create a beautiful cherished holiday quilt! Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another Free Bench Pillow pattern!  Each month this year, I am offering a new bench pillow pattern free for one month only. Start with one bench pillow form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each season or holiday! The Dare to be Different pillow cover is perfect […] Read the full article →