How to Embroider Hair!

Most of my quilt patterns include added embroidered details.  My latest pattern, Summer Pines, features a fun embroidery stitch called the Turkey Stitch which can be made into a head of hair.  Here is a quick tutorial on how to embroider hair! This year I decided to create a bench pillow cover for each month […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another Bench Pillow pattern!  Each month this year, I am offering a new bench pillow pattern free for one month only.  For the current free pattern GO HERE! Start with one bench pillow form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each season or holiday! The Summer Pines […] Read the full article →

diy yo yo pillow

June is right around the corner and here in New York, we have finally gotten some summer weather.   I decided to add some bright color to my farmhouse.  I would love to show you how to create a colorful yo-yo pillow out of fabric scraps and a throw pillow! This is a great project to […] 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 block, GO HERE! Esmeralda’s Garden features cute forest creatures, and […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another 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 When Flowers Bloom pillow cover is perfect for May! […] Read the full article →

Over the past few months, I have gotten into creating miniatures.  My current project is a half scale General Store and Quilt Shop.  This past week, I created some unique signage for my store and would love to share with you how I did it.  I created a “painted” ad on the brickwork, a billboard, […] Read the full article →

You are probably bored right now. The kids are all home looking for something to create, there is a limit on craft supplies, and the ability to actually go out and get them. Here are four projects that can be created with items that you most likely already have in the house! We all are […] 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 #4- BIRD! Esmeralda’s Garden features cute forest creatures, 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. For the current free bench pillow pattern, GO HERE! Start with one bench pillow form. Then change out […] Read the full article →

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 →