Virtual Shop Hop: Home Ec. Workshop, Iowa City

Home Ec. Workshop is haven for all modern fiber artists. It is filled with fun prints, gorgeous yarn and a cafe that serves up drinks with names like “Black Sheep Latte,” “Sheepuccino” and “Americano Sheep.” Located in Iowa City near the University of Iowa, the shop has a modern flavor that you don’t often find […]

A crib quilt for each day of the week

My baby hasn’t even been born yet and already he or she could use their own quilt rack. Thanks to wonderfully talented family and friends, my baby is definitely going to be spoiled in the handmade department. Here’s a little eye candy for your Thursday as I share the wonderful creations that have been made […]

Handmade Christmas present reveal

It’s that time of year when my relatives smiling faces will grace the blog holding up the handmade gifts they got for Christmas. I hope you enjoy it, I’m sure they don’t. American Girl doll wardrobe For years whenever I make a garment for myself I also made a tiny version for my niece, in […]

Last-minute gift: GAP-tastic cowl

This post is for all you quilters out there that are also closet knitters. I started and finished the GAP-tastic Cowl in one week. Yes, just one week, and I am by no means a fast knitter. This pattern is super simple. You just alternate knit and purl stitches, so even a beginner can handle […]

Casting on

I’m in love with quick baby knits. Often the sewing projects I work on are so involved and time consuming, that whipping up a cute baby sweater for Angela seems like a welcome break. So earlier this month¬†I stopped by by local yarn shop, Knit & Knot, to find yarn for a new project, Little […]

It’s a Christmas miracle

It’s Christmas Eve and I don’t have any last minute sewing to do … It’s a Christmas miracle. Normally about this time I’m freaking out about how exactly I’m going to finish everything and get it wrapped in time. Honestly, it doesn’t really even feel like Christmas if I’m not still up at 5 a.m. […]

Well … it’ll fit next year

When I started¬†Little Sister’s Dress a few months ago I planned to make it in the six months size, but I think Angela will be 18 months or maybe even two years old before she fills out the finished garment. And it will definitely be a tunic, not a dress. It’s the thought that counts […]

I can’t just put my feet up

http://instagram.com/p/ma2mQ6v4ZG/ I was on a roll. I had sit-n-sew last Friday night and I had prepped all the half square triangles for the April Block of the Month and had them ready to sew together. Then I got home and cut all the components of the May Block of the Month and sewed together a […]

Giving knitting another go

I am an admittedly bad knitter. I can purl, knit and follow a pattern, but getting the project to turn out the right size is always a challenge. A few months ago I bought yarn to knit a sweater to go with Angela’s Easter dress that I made, and now I’m under the gun to […]
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