Blog posts tagged with gifts
My first book! My first trip to Houston! My first Quilt Market! Oh, but there were no actual books. Yes, due to the publishing schedule I would not have any books with me at Quilt Market, where I was headed to do my first book presentation (called a Schoolhouse).
So, last week I mentioned the decorative strawberry pins I made to give out at Quilt Market. I made a whole bunch of them (along with other decorative pins), but you can make just a few as gifts for sewing friends, with or without a handmade pin cushion. This is also a great project with new young sewists.
My first book, my first trip to Houston, my first Quilt Market! I love adventure! The divine Kelly D and I had a fabulous trip to Quilt Market at the end of October. One of the very first people we met on the convention floor was the smiling Kerry Goulder of Kid Giddy.
Oh, Morton and I have been having so much fun this week! First, I finished Morton’s shell. I stuffed the two center most ovals from behind to create more height. Why not? (As Hazelnut pointed out, Morton’s shell could double as a mountain for the Over in the Meadow Landscape Rug in Sew Fun.)
The Felt Heart Sachet is sweet little project just in time for Valentine’s Day, but also perfect for any day. You can make just one or make a bunch assembly line style for everyone you love. My heart are about 4” not including the ribbon loop, but you can make them any size you like.
I always hope that makers will use the projects in my book, Sew Fun, as starting points for their own ideas. A few weeks ago I even did this with my own patterns. The Insect Capes in Sew Fun are very versatile and are great foundation patterns for lots of other capes. Check out the fairy capes made with the grasshopper pattern on Cut to Pieces!
Hello there! I am so excited to introduce my new menagerie, Scandinavian Animal Friends! These guys were made for the Oakshott Scandinavian Challenge from Sew Mama Sew. Oh Sew Mama Sew, thank you for the opportunity to neglect my kids and all my other work. What a great time I had with these amazing Oakshott cottons!
Welcome to Sew a Softie Day at Fish Museum and Circus! Sew a Softie Day?! How could I resist getting involved?
I learned to sew by making dolls, and have made and designed many doll and animal patterns since then. You can find some in my book Sew Fun: 20 Projects for the Whole Family, and more at Bo Twal, an international doll project. But when I was thinking about what to make for this tutorial I decided on something different. It is summer here in New York and summer is all about ice cream. So I channelled my inner Claes Oldenberg and designed a giant ice cream cone pillow. Great for playing with or just lounging around on!
Woodland Sewing Accessories are a charming gift for any sewist. The Cardinal Sewing Companion is a pincushion, needle book, and notion holder, and has felt feather accent pins. The lined Branch Accessory Pouch is quilted with bark, and has a whimsical leaf zipper pull. Instructions for these two projects can be found on page 100 in Modern Patchwork Gifts 2016, which has just been released. Complete the scene with the Blue Skies Sewing Machine Cover-instructions below!