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…

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…

Top 16 Sewing & Design Projects in 2016!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Each year I like to share the top viewed projects on the blog with you to spark your creativity and share the fun we had! Scanning over the projects for the year it has brought back memories of the fun we shared in 2016, especially with the Sling bag PDF…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs & Crafts


Sewing, designing textiles and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list during the last couple of weeks!  I had time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family and I hope you had a happy time too! So far everything is on track to finish some of the projects that I have to get done before…

The Latest Thread – Patterns & Textile Designs


This week I’ve had sporadic Wi-Fi service, which has not only frustrated me, but slowed me down on adding my finishing touches to my PDF pattern. I managed to order a shirt pattern for my grandson, hand painted some new textile designs, and borrowed some vintage patterns to trace. So here’s the latest weekly thread!  Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile…

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I’ve been approving my latest design swatches, selecting fabric for my next projects, adding the finishing touches to the Sling bag pattern and collaborating with a friend on a print for her kitchen remodel. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Shopping for Textiles, Pattern Making and More Textiles It’s so exciting when my fabric designs arrive for review and approval! And this time was…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, PDF Pattern & Textiles


This week I’m looking for PDF Pattern testers, finished the satin blouse project using one of my first textile designs, and hand painted new textile designs for an upcoming design challenge.  So here’s the latest weekly thread!  Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile Designs I’m looking for 10 PDF Pattern Testers to test the latest PDF Sling Bag Pattern before its release!  The…

The Latest Thread – Textiles, Sewing & Pattern Making


This week I’ve been sewing with vinyl, created a pattern/prototype for a satin blouse, decided on the finishing touches for a shoulder bag, painted and created digital overlays for textile designs, and found energy to plan my exciting sewing and PDF Pattern project goals for the month after being sick for several days. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Textile Designs Here’s…