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Pillow Talk Swap :: Outbound

Posted on October 25th, by Amy in finished project, Swap. 15 comments

Here’s what I had fun working on over the weekend –

Did I mention that fall is nearly over here in the mountains?  The trees are looking bear, and there is a definite chill in the air; as in I have already scraped my windshield a few times!

The fabrics include a wide variety of designer cottons, that I’ve been collecting.  The colors also happened to fall in my partners wish list for her pillow.  I quilted the pillow cover with straight lines, in a variegated yellow from Aurifil – I didn’t want to overdo in the quilting, since there’s plenty of pattern in the fabrics and piecing.  

And it looks great in our living room too!  Explaining a swap to Owen (4yo) is a little  tricky; he really wanted to snuggle … Read More »


Posted on September 21st, by Amy in finished project, Inspiration, The Sewing Summit. 8 comments

Owen was treated to a pile of Pirate fabrics, which clearly he loved, just not enough to smile for a stranger for – haha!  He spotted the pirate ships, and skulls in the bolts at Riley Blake, and claimed the floor space just in front of them while I chatted about Sewing Summit with Jina and Cindy.  I’m told these rambunctious fabrics, are nearly sold out – if you want some, better hunt now!

Owen enjoyed pulling out all the fat quarters and finding the matches.  Then selecting the fabrics for his new scooter bag!

He likes to carry his matchbox cars outside and take them for a ride, and the left over birthday goodie bag he had been using was shredded.  A new bag seemed like the perfect solution, especially with skull fabric!

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Accuquilt and My New Clutch!

Posted on September 13th, by Amy in finished project. 13 comments

I had treated myself to a new die for my Go! cutter about a month ago, but didn’t pull it out until this last weekend finally.  In the midst of making jam, and keeping the laundry moving (mostly) I was inspired to make this little clutch!  I decided I needed a clutch to go along with my bag, because going out for dinner, or running to pick up at school doesn’t always require the entire bag.

I pulled out some recent additions  and my 3″ finished HST die, and cut just enough to make the exterior.  Then had fun laying out the design. I love how the Go! cuts the triangles, ready to sew – no trimming, or marking required!

The trickiest part was making sure I had a mirror image of the … Read More »

Sweet Harmony Tote & Pattern Review

Posted on August 24th, by Amy in finished project, review. 17 comments

After spending time prepping the pieces for my new bag, I couldn’t let it sit!  Over two days I found the time to put it together and completely love it!

It’s huge – measuring 17″ across the bottom.  My plan with this bag, is to take me through The Sewing Summit weekend, with anything important in it with me!  It is large enough to hold my laptop, more likely I will carry my iPad as it is lighter, any lists, papers whatever I need; I plan to have with me in this bag!  Thankfully there are lots of pockets to keep me organized too!

Both the front and back have the scoop pocket, one with a phone pocket too, and two large zipper pockets inside.  As it is so large, I opted … Read More »

Pretty {Little} Pouch

Posted on July 28th, by Amy in finished project. 24 comments

This is the big girl pouch made in the same manner, as the bitty pouch Emmalie and I made yesterday.  I’m participating in the Pretty {Little} Pouch Swap on flickr, and really loving all the pouches that are popping up in the group!  I made this one with my partner in mind, and I’m really hoping that she loves it.

 I had a lot of fun putting it together and adding the details by hand.  I spent an evening working on both sides of the pouch, this is the front, and the back is below.

Now I just need to find a few goodies to add to it!  I gave it a little gusset so that it stands up, and so that there’s more room for pretty things inside!

A few specs:

Fabric – … Read More »

Weekend Sewing

Posted on July 6th, by Amy in finished project. 33 comments

Over the weekend, I did a little sewing.  I had wanted to make a better pouch for my new iPad, and I’m pretty happy with this one!

I didn’t have a pattern, just a few images in my pins on Pinterest that I used for inspiration, so that added a little frustration at a couple of points.  In the end, I am happy with my pouch!

The fabrics are some I purchased at Market, by Hokkoh.  (Thanks Sally ; ) )  I used sew-in velcro for my closure, no magnets or snaps allowed.   And it’s nicely padded with fusible fleece in both the exterior, and lining, and 2 layers of batting as well.  I might make another for a pattern or tutorial – if there’s enough interest.

For now – I … Read More »

Zippy Gift!

Posted on May 30th, by Amy in finished project. 4 comments

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you are enjoying the day with family and friends, honoring our heroes who serve!

Thanks for your concern for Emmalie, she is on the mend, my only trouble now, is getting her to take it easy, so that her lungs can fully heal!  She’s a tough cookie!

Yesterday I took a couple of minutes to put this bag together for a birthday gift for one of Ella’s friends.

I had a 12″ zipper on hand, and had a bag in about a half hour, (perfect fast finish!) now to fill it with some nail polish, and goodies for the birthday girl.

I’m still trying to decide if I should cut into some new fabric or finish up something else…decisions!




Posted on May 28th, by Amy in finished project. 18 comments

Just barely, but they are done!

You know how you think you know how a day will go, then, everything goes differently?

That was my day yesterday.  Joe’s truck needed work and he was stranded a half-hour away…off we go…Emmalie came home from school with a worse cough than she went with – thankfully I went with my gut and made a quick appointment before the long weekend…she has pneumonia.  : (  So we spent today, resting up, and hanging out at home.  Just what I’ve needed too!

1 Hullabaloo Charm Pack = 3 place mats for my girls and 3 mug rugs

1 Mini Curio Charm Pack = 1 place mat for me

A few Crossweave strips = 1 place mat for Owen

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Spring Bunting & Tutorial

Posted on February 7th, by Amy in finished project, Tutorial. 9 comments

Hi friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I’ve been busy with the family, and watching the Super Bowl – Joe grew up in Wisconsin, so the Packer win was very exciting here!  On Friday, I had to sew, I woke up grumpy and knew that if I didn’t sew something I wouldn’t be happy, thus the family wouldn’t be happy.  Ever have one of those days?  I know I’m not alone!

After lunch, I pulled out the iron, ironing board and my Go! Cutter.  I’ve had this idea ruminating in my brain and just needed to get it out!  Sophia helped me starch my fat quarters, and then we took turns cranking the Go! to cut tumblers for a springy bunting.  What do you think?

Seriously, my kids love the Go! as much … Read More »

One Thing, One Week Challenge :: Link Up 6

Posted on January 24th, by Amy in Challenge Week, finished project, finished quilt. 31 comments

Are you ready!?  85 of you left comments telling me what you hoped to accomplish in the last week!  I’m expecting some great progress from all of you this week!

Today we link up and show off what we got done. If you haven’t already, go post about it on your blog (or flickr) and come back to link up with your permalink here –

Those of you that met your goal, will be entered to win a hexagon table runner kit:

I’ll announce the winner tomorrow, and the linky will be open for just 24 hours. Don’t forget to visit the links and cheer each other on!


My tablerunner is just finished and on our table!

I decided to get it done a few minutes faster by sewing the right sides together and leaving a space to … Read More »

My New Crochet Bag

Posted on January 18th, by Amy in bag, finished project, My kids. 9 comments

I’m so excited to see so many of you taking the challenge on!  I’m happy to report that I pieced a table runner for our dining table last night…just need to quilt, and bind it and I will share it with you.  I’m excited to have it together – already!

Over the weekend I devised a plan and made a crochet bag for myself.  I work on it in the car mostly, picking up girls from school, so I needed a bag to protect it, and keep it at the ready!  Turns out it is great for around the house too!

I used a half yard of Amy Butler coated cotton.  Not lined, but I used french seams so that there are no raw edges inside the bag.

Joe’s scarf peeking out – I actually have it … Read More »

Doll Quilts

Posted on December 31st, by Amy in finished project, finished quilt. 17 comments

Hi there!  To round out the dozen Christmas gifts I made this year, are three doll quilts!  Nieces and my cousin’s daughter were the happy recipients.

Sophia helped me with the pictures before Christmas –

Diamond in a square alternated with squares, in It’s a Hoot fabrics, and quilted on a diagonal.

This one is random size strips of Freebird, and quilted with random diagonals.

Diamond in a square alternated with squares again, in Sweet Divinity, and quilted on the diagonals.  I cut both of these on my Go! Cutter, and have been thinking I could cut kits if any of you are interested in making your own.  They would be different fabrics some more scrappy like the first, and others more planned like the second.  What do you think?

The girls all loved them, and were excited to … Read More »

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