Sewing for Kids

Make an Emoji Pillow with the ‘Sew Emoji’ book

Make an Emoji Pillow with the ‘Sew Emoji’ book

I met Gailen Runge, the author of “Sew Emoji”, at Quilt Festival last fall and I instantly knew I had to make an emoji pillow with my daughter and that is just what we are doing in today’s video. This project is a great one to make for or with your kids and grandkids to […]

Future quilter or fashion designer?

Future quilter or fashion designer?

Now that my husband works full time at Quilt Addicts Anonymous with me and this little blog has turned into a full blown business with a ecommerce and brick and mortar store, that means the entire family spends most Saturdays at the quilt shop. At 3-years-old, the future quilter does really well at the shop. […]

Lilac, lace and a toddler who won’t sit still …

Lilac, lace and a toddler who won’t sit still …

Life has been a little crazy lately, so I’m just now getting around to sharing photos of the Easter dress I made for the future quilter. I don’t get to do too much garment sewing, so I’m certainly not an expert, but I am getting better. And I just LOVE sewing something frilly for my […]

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Halloween with a child, means I get to go nuts creating a handmade costume. This is probably the last year I get to pick what the costume is, so I went with a scarecrow. I didn’t really see a pattern I liked so I decided to make one myself. I’m not that skilled in pattern […]

Sometimes done is better than perfect

Sometimes done is better than perfect

My niece is at that age where I can make her happy with a new outfit for her doll, so that is exactly what she got for her birthday – new pjs and a quilt for her doll. I started early with the best of intentions. I picked up a few half-yard cuts of flannel […]

Fuzzy cow

Fuzzy cow

May is a big month for birthdays in my family. There are four kids who have birthdays all within a couple weeks of each other. Granted the fourth was just born last week, but it counts. All those birthdays mean May has unofficially been dubbed “Sewing for Kids Month” at my house. First up was […]

Building a soft book library

Building a soft book library

I don’t know how it happened, but my little quilter turned one last Friday. It is amazing to look back and see how much she has developed over the past year, finding her voice, learning to feed herself, crawling, standing and developing a clear list of likes and dislikes. One of her likes are books. She […]

Craftsy’s Sewing Studio is perfect for beginners

Craftsy’s Sewing Studio is perfect for beginners

I love taking classes on Craftsy. I’ve gotten to the point where I can usually teach the technique at most of the sewing classes offered near me, so Craftsy is a great resource where I can learn more advanced quilting skills and improve my garment sewing. I enrolled in Sewing Studio, Fashion, Fitting, Home Decor & […]