Mending Matters

A friend of mine recently asked for help with one of her prized possessions: her grandfathers WWII wool blanket. It has been loved and washed a million times, mended with feed-sacks by her mother, and another cover put over that. Over the years, the blanket has been washed so many times that the covering wasContinue reading “Mending Matters”

Gifts of Time

The gift of time. When I was a child, my Gam gave me a nativity snow globe.  My younger self didn’t appreciate it but now, as an adult, it’s a treasured gift. Every year, just after Thanksgiving, I carefully take the snow globe from its styrofoam packaging and place it in my living room. TheContinue reading “Gifts of Time”

Seasons of Change

I love long, winding roads. I don’t know if the anticipation of what’s coming next and finding out what the future holds or if, like in this photo, I can enjoy complete aloneness. I can be one with my thoughts that, perhaps, include what IS around the corner? Or just marvel in the beauty ofContinue reading “Seasons of Change”

Ada, a Friendly Spider

I don’t like spiders. In fact, I’ve really not liked them since I was 9 and suffered through a bite from a Brown Recluse. I came home from Girl Scout camp with a nasty bite on my arm. I was in a three sided cabin that week and, well, that makes it easy for arachnidsContinue reading “Ada, a Friendly Spider”

Kraftex Composition Notebook Holder

I am a BIG fan of a composition notebook cover. For years I’ve made them as teacher gifts because they are quick, easy and reusable. This Kraftex version is no different. You can find my free pattern for a fabric covered composition notebook here. I started with a standard composition notebook. You can pick themContinue reading “Kraftex Composition Notebook Holder”

Big Big Print Zipper Pouch

This pouch screams TAKE ME TO THE BEACH! Seriously, this bag, cute suit, floppy hat, some kind of fruity drink and I’ll be set. And I don’t even like the beach. I do, however, absolutely adore this color of Kraftex and I’ve been going through a lime/chartreuse/peridot phase for some time now. For a fewContinue reading “Big Big Print Zipper Pouch”

Mini Zipper Pouch

Is this the cutest little pouch or what?! Oh. Em. Gee. It makes me smile. In fact, it’s mean to hold lipstick in my purse (not that I’m going anywhere) but it’s still sitting on a shelf in my sewing room so I can smile when I look at it. I can’t quite bring myselfContinue reading “Mini Zipper Pouch”

Therapy and Metamorphosis

Therapy can show up in different ways. A dinner with friends, a brisk walk, a cup of coffee and a book, an actual therapist, a loaf of warm bread just out of the oven, a hug from someone you love. It’s not one size fits all and it shows up differently for everyone. It shouldContinue reading “Therapy and Metamorphosis”

Kraft-tex Business Card Holder

Have you heard of Kraft-tex? It’s a really cool substrate that looks, feels and wears like leather but it cuts, sews, and washes like fabric. I recently made an iPad case (I’ll post about that soon), and this morning I whipped out a little business card holder. I’ve needed a business card holder for aContinue reading “Kraft-tex Business Card Holder”