Monthly Archives: March 2014

Quilting practice and a quick project

In as much as possible, weekends I try to dedicate a day to either sew, sew, sew, or to take an online class or follow some tutorial and learn something new. And, of course, sew. 🙂

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Ruler storage

Organizing one’s stash and tools pretty much depends on the space available. And whether you are willing to spend $$$ on special furniture to house all your goodies to perfection. Or, better still, 🙂 find creative alternatives to keep all those goodies in order.

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Omiyage: Handmade Gifts in the Japanese Tradition

“Omiyage” is the Japanese word for gift, and with her book Omiyage : Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition, best-selling author Kumiko Sudo has outdone herself again! This time she turns her attention to 43 absolutely beautiful handmade fabric gifts: Temari balls, pincushions, pockets, pouches, good luck charms, evening bags… even a marvelous little […]

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

I am a Craftsy addict. 🙂 Because there is no quilting tradition in my country, and nowhere for me to take classes locally, this has been a wonderful way for me to continue to learn new techniques and improve my quilting skills.

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In the hoop again

Ok, so you’ve seen this project before.  I know… more than once. 🙁 I’m talking about my oldest UFO, which in May will turn 10 years old.

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Regrowing lettuce

Every now and then I take some time to browse around Pinterest – gardening tips are some of my favorites!

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