Doll Days! Modern Jumper Pattern Sew Along

The Doll Days! Doll Sewing Challenges is going on and this week’s theme is School Days Challenge, using the Modern Jumper Clothes Pattern from the book Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls, like American Girl Dolls. I adore this design and would love to see everyone give it a try. It has […]

Modern Camp Shorts for AG Dolls Sew Along

Last week’s Doll Days Design Challenge was the theme Summer Day Camp fun! Many members were making their first pair of doll shorts and found it challenging. In response, I held a sew along to walk them through the sewing process, one step at a time, adding lots extra photos to help along the way. […]

Week 1 Doll Days Design Challenge

We’re in the middle of the Doll Days challenge week 1–Winter Wonderland is the theme and the Vintage Party Dress is the pattern. There’s been so many amazing dresses sewn and entered! It’s turning out to be very fun and I know it’s going to be hard to vote for just one. Here’s just a […]

Best Sewing Products Ever

Sewers and Quilters love tools and gadgets, especially when it makes sewing easier, faster, and lessens frustration. Sometimes I become aware of a tool and think, “I wish I had this a long time ago!” It’s hard to know about all the great tools and gadgets, resources and books, that are out there unless someone […]

Felt Animals for Kids to Sew

I designed these felt animals for my hand sewing class and the pdf sewing patterns are available in my Avery Lane Etsy shop and Craftsy shop. We had a full house and all the kids loved sewing their animals! The kids were as young as 6 and as old as 11, with some in between […]

New! Hand Sewing Projects

It’s time for handmade gifts. I love working with soft wool felt and hand sewing. I’ve been preparing for a class I’m teaching to young children. Felt stuffies 🙂 I love how the sketches turned into really cute animals. Here are 2 finished projects. A cute little turtle… An owl I’m not quite finished with […]

Fall Quilt Market Sewing

I’ve been sewing and designing  a lot in the studio this month. I finished several doll pieces for my friends at Andover fabrics for their booth at the Fall 2016 International Quilt Market. I was working up until the deadline, so I didn’t take proper photos of all the things I made for them. Luckily,  […]

Fall Sewing

I love the fall season, though it blew in here with a pretty big storm this year. The leaves are changing, weather cooling in the evening and morning hours. Here are some of the projects I’ve made for my friends at Majestic Batiks for their Fall Quilt Market Booth coming up in Houston, Texas.   […]

New Pattern

As usual, I’ve been pretty busy around here. It seems I could start most posts with that sentence. Today is no exception. I’ve been getting ready for our Youth Quilt Guild meeting this afternoon, creating the step-by-step story board and cutting out the fabric kits for the kids to sew an uneven 9-patch block. Quilt […]

Doll Days Design Challenge Winners

First off it needs to be stated that judging this 18 inch Doll Dress Design contest was difficult! Many judges said they were having a hard time choosing!  In the end it was extremely close. Thank you to all the dress designers that entered.  It was amazing to see all the possibilities with just one […]

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