Doll Days! Skirt Challenge

Been a while, huh? Lots going on! Next week we will start the Doll Days! Skirt Challenge (and your chance to get a free doll clothes pattern)! I’m very excited to see everyone’s skirts! I’ve been designing a lot lately and thought it would be fun to offer a free bonus pattern for Doll Days! […]

Lattice Quilt: A Modern Quilting Tutorial

Hello, and happy Leap Day! We’re not doing anything special…though this weekend was filled to the max with activities. Sewing classes on Friday, my oldest daughter played in a chamber orchestra concert, my older son celebrated his birthday, and we traveled almost to the California border for my youngest son’s soccer game. I collapsed last […]

Another Sneak Peek at Doll Days!

I’ve been doing a little of this and that over the last week or so. Teaching keeps me a bit busy. Had a great time at my local quilt guild meeting last week and we  have our Willamette Piece Makers youth guild meeting this week, so I’m working on that prep, too. I’m excited to […]

More Doll Sewing

Before I left for our trip, I made some accessories for Grace Thomas. I used patterns from the children’s sewing book, Sew in Style – Make Your Own Doll Clothes. There are 22 projects included in the book. Plus a few projects include how to make the project girl sized, so kids can match their […]

Sewing for Grace Thomas!

I am feeling the Grace Thomas love lately, so I was thrilled when Timeless Treasures Fabrics sent me these Paris themed fabrics. [swoon!] They are perfect for doll projects, don’t you think? Since I’m planning my trip to the San Francisco area for my kids’ spring break to visit relatives, my daughter and I are […]

New Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls

Ava is now ready! She’s pretty classy, fun, and modern. A sewing pattern designed for modern 18 inch dolls, such as American Girl Dolls. This pattern includes a super cute top with 2 sleeve lengths and a great fit. Also included are skirt patterns: same design, but designed for both woven and knits (printable patterns […]

New Sewing Pattern Released

Yay! I finally got around to doing the final edits  🙂 Ta-dah! (that’s what my Grandma would say–she said that every time I walked through the door, whenever any of her friends or family walked through her front door.)   I’m so happy to have my Gwen dress ready for people to sew. This was […]

New Pattern Release

Just released and now available for purchase. Just in time for Holiday sewing. Ella ♥ Once again, I found myself inspired by Grace Kelly’s impeccable style and vintage sewing patterns. One pattern, many different looks. Silk Dupioni, a crisp, tight-weaved silk, gives Ella a fairy tale look. Perfect for a flower girl’s thank you gift. […]

Hip Zip Bag Tutorial

  I’ve been designing more lately. Some are for the shop and another for free.  This little cutie is for free. I wrote a guest post for C&T Pub blog [Link] in honor of National Sewing month. Free pattern for a Zip Hip Bags for dolls (crossbody bag with a zipper for 18 inch dolls) […]

Sew in Style Sewing Camp

Naomi sent in a photo this afternoon, after sewing up a skirt for her doll. Naomi used the “Simple Mini Skirt” pattern (page 38) from her copy of Sew in Style. She used a fat quarter of this pretty striped fabric. Naomi expressed that it was hard to keep the sewing straight, especially with 1/4 […]


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