Textile Design Challenge – Bohemian Paradise


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week and LaCartera Winning Design This week we “closed our eyes and pictured ourselves on a tropical oasis. Do you see oversized palm leaves swaying in the breeze or bold pops of color from the flora like birds of paradise?” My design popped into my head fairly quickly, as I imaged…

Sewing Tip – How to Gather Fabric and add Ruffles


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a tutorial on how to gather fabric and add ruffles properly. I love adding ruffles to little girls dresses, but I have stayed away from tulle. Now this tutorial will help me take on the challenge and I hope it’s helpful to you. Save this for later!   Myra says “Some…

Textile Design Challenge


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week This week we “focused on the intricate details found on Pysanky, one of the many styles of Ukrainian eggs. Pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, which means “to write”, and unlike eggs you might dye around Easter.” So here’s my interpretation of the Pysanky Challenge. Click here to vote! Stay tuned there’s…

Sewing Tip – Pincushion Tutorial


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a scrappy Valentine’s Day pincushion tutorial from Stephanie at Swoodson.  You can never have too many pincushions… Save this for later!   Stephanie from Swoodson says…” I have a quick, easy, scrappy Valentine’s Day pincushion tutorial for you. This pincushion is on the large side, so it won’t slide down in…

Sewing Tip – Free Sexy Dress Pattern and Tutorial


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a tutorial on how to make this sexy dress for Valentine’s Day and you can download the PDF pattern for Free! I think this dress is perfect for any date night. Pin this for later!   Myra says… “This Valentine’s Day, we have something special for you –something sweet or something racy– with a free…

The Latest Thread-Sewing & Designs


This week I’m sharing the Simplicity NewLook dress pattern results, and the weekly Spoonflower design Challenge entry. LaCartera Kids Well I think it has been at least 20 yrs. since I’ve used a sewing pattern, but I thought I would give it a try for this little dress.  I did make a couple of minor modifications…

Textile Design Challenge Entry – Moon Landing


I have decided to challenge myself to enter as many Spoonflower weekly design challenges as I can for the next two months. This weeks Spoonflower design challenge was a “Moon Landing” entry for Princess Awesome that ended on January 15th. I submitted my design one minute before it closed and hope that my last minute…

The Latest Thread – Happy New Year!


Happy New Year Everyone! I’m so happy to welcome a new year with the hope of pursuing new adventures and envisioning new creative dreams. The happy memories of 2018 are etched in my mind forever, but I’m also filled with the anticipation of the new paths life will take me in 2019! I haven’t chatted with some of…

Spring Inspiration – Discover Your Creativity & DIY Wreath


I’ve had such a difficult time finding the perfect wreath for my front door and then it hit me…. Why not make my own! I spent time searching around town for the perfect wreath, but of course you would probably never find the perfect color, flowers, or price.  I was inspired by a friend who talked about creating the perfect wreath for…

DIY – Wall Décor Tutorial


I thought I would share a quick and easy DIY way to add color to your room!  I’ve been searching for a way to add a pop of color in my craft-room that also brings a little bit of me into the room, and I think I found the solution! These fabric panels are an easy…

Sewing Tip – Make a Stylish Pair of Sweatpants


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a FREE pattern and tutorial to make a pair of stylish sweatpants. Save this for later!   Myra says… “The fit of the pattern is not the trend of these days which is for thick leggings with pockets. These sweatpants are more in the traditional (read practical) style and have more room around the…