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Welcome July – with a sale

I know that summer is just beginning, but 2016 is half over. It has been a busy year. I love these long summer days with lots of heat and sunshine. Fewer scheduled activities make for a great time to “catch up” in the sewing room finish up items with my spring/summer fabrics and start planning […]

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Summer Flowers

We have a few planting areas around our yard but for most of my summer flowers I go with container gardening. These “pots” came from my Grandpa Olson’s garage. I love this wagon and it will soon have a great mix of flowers spilling over the edges. When I fill them with flowers every spring […]

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Shop Update

Items for the Kitchen Cloth napkins are perfect for everyday! I have been tossing mine on a tray on the kitchen table to encourage more use. Traditional Ticking: Bright Colors: Neutral Prints: Pretty Towels: Any of these items make the perfect hostess gift if you go to a friends cabin this summer.

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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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