The Doodle Quilt – A Diary of my First Quilt Adventure

One day while puttering in my sewing room I came across of box of assorted fabric charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes. I had forgotten about these fabrics and it’s always a delight to “find new toys” to play with. This one fabric cake in particular caught my eye. All rolled up tight with […]

Craft South – Nashville’s Newest Craft Destination

As if Nashville doesn’t already have enough to offer (great music, food and shopping) add another must see to the list.  Anna Maria Horner  just opened a fabulous new store in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee called Craft South.  This wonderful collection of fabrics, yarns, needlepoint supplies and gifts is a must see if […]

Memory Lane Quilted Tote Sewing Pattern

It’s here!  Introducing the Memory Lane Tote,  my first downloadable sewing pattern for the home sewer or quilter. It’s taken me almost a year of fussing, fretting, planning and design but this quilted tote bag pattern is now available for purchase online through or exclusively at Urban Arts + Crafts in Kansas City, MO. […]

Hand Quilted Lavender Sachets

Hand quilting is something I’ve always wanted to try but making an entire quilt has always seemed a little daunting and time consuming.  I’ve had no plans in my immediate future to commit to making a quilt, although it is on my list of “someday I will”. But then my friend Tony gave me a […]

Tea Light + Candle Plate Pincushions

I’m starting to wonder if I have a slight obsession with these pins.   They’re pretty pins and they deserve a pretty home, right?  I decided my ugly tomato was just not cutting it any longer and wanted a prettier pincushion sitting beside my sewing machine.   I was fiddling around with some candle plates one […]