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Mending The Quilt

This quilt was a wedding gift made by Steve’s aunt.  This quilt has been on our bed for 27 years. It is starting to show some wear and tear.  I made some simple mixed fabric patches with a few pre-cut fabric squares. simply cut the squares into triangles take two triangles and sew together to form […]

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Shop Update

New shopper totes are coming to the shop this week. Washable, light weight cotton, sturdy handles and wide base make this the perfect grocery bag or tote for the market. It folds up nicely so you can keep a spare in your car. These would also make a great book bag or beach bag this […]

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Mending the Flag – Sewing Tutorial

This University of Minnesota flag took a beating this winter (almost as bad as the beatings on the men’s basketball team.) We are celebrating the end of the school year so I want to get this flag back on the flag pole. This was an easy, easy fix: trim the frayed edges and make the […]

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Shop Update

So many changes behind the scenes The new website has been under construction and is finally live. Check it out HERE and let me know what you think with a comment below. Lets Celebrate with a Sale The SHOP is full of new items and all are 30% off this week (through May 21, 2016). Lots of zipper pouches […]

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Sorting Time

Nurturing my creative process Slow Sewing. Hand Sewing. Needle and thread. Quiet. Peaceful. Once a week I will carve out an hour or two. Mending, patching, embellishing. I want to slow things down a bit. Step away from the hectic assembly line that my sewing room can often become. Sort my scraps. Sort my buttons. […]

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The Secret…to Shaggy Baggy Inspiration

Mixing color and prints is my primary inspiration for all my work. Totes’ and handbags’ primary purpose is function (storage) and organization. My unique mix of prints and colors make them stand out as practical, beautiful, daily accessories to serve in all seasons. Wristlets and zippers—splashes of color—on a neutral background (often linen or denim.) Unique, […]

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A Button on Top!

I mostly work with remnants so I rarely have an idea of how a bag will look before I begin. A simple pile of colors and prints. A collection of fabric. I sort. Move the colors around. Layer various pieces together. Usually two different fabrics, sometimes more. I iron. The warmth of the steam. The […]

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