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AG Doll Tutorial: animal ears

AG Doll Tutorial: animal ears

I’m really excited to be back designing doll clothes sewing PDF patterns for my etsy shop. I’ve been taking my applique critters quilt and felt animal patterns,  and creating some fun animal dresses. So naturally, they need animal ears to go with them. Here’s an […]

Valentine’s Day Tutorial: Shabby Chic Heart Pillow

Valentine’s Day Tutorial: Shabby Chic Heart Pillow

Valentine’s Day approaches and with a full Sewing Club class, I thought I would create some fun new projects for the students. The faux chenille could easily be placed on a tote bag, skirt, or t-shirt, which I hope to finish soon for the students […]

Handmade Holidays and  Mug Rug Book review

Handmade Holidays and Mug Rug Book review

As I’ve said before, I love handmade holidays. I’ve been baking and sewing like a demon for weeks. My husband told me that my quilting gloves look like they could be part of a super villain costume : The Mad Quilter. In the kitchen: Baking […]

18 inch Doll Faerie Costume Tutorial

18 inch Doll Faerie Costume Tutorial

I received exciting news from Tina at C&T  that she will be attending an event at Pottery Barn Kids and they are  interested in my book. The craft event is in October at their Costa Mesa, California store – in the South Coast Plaza. They had […]

Christmas Card Craftiness

My kids have had 4 snow days in a row, plus a Saturday and Sunday in the middle. We did some sledding,  but they got tired of that after the 2nd day. We have not had the TV on, thank goodness, but we had to […]

Homemade Holiday: fun with felt

Homemade Holiday: fun with felt

Felt is a great material to use for creating holiday decor or ornaments. It is easy for kids of all ages to work with and looks great, too. I try to have crafts ready for the kids to do in the weeks leading up to […]


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