travel (or not) sewing kit

My next Zakka Style project is this wonderful little sewing kit — so wonderful, in fact, that it is the featured project on the book’s cover: The project is simply labeled “sewing kit,” and it got me thinking. For me, this would be for my on-the-go tools. I’d throw it in my bag with some …

about bibliostyles

Not too long ago, I mentioned that Dixie and I had started a local sewing book club. She just put up a post in which she interviews me about the club, and we even talk about when and why I started sewing. Pop over and take a look! While you’re there, have a stroll around …

practice techniques potholder

If there is something that I sew as often as bags, it’s potholders. I love them, they make great gifts, and they manage to combine the best of my main creative loves: sewing and baking. (Though I have to say, blogging is a rising superstar in this category!) One of the things I love most …

egg and avocado salad & more owls

Last year about this time, my parents started a small chicken operation (9 hens + 1 rooster at last count). Consequently, they keep me flush with the best eggs I’ve ever tasted. Plus my veggie peels and scraps go to a very good cause! I pinned this a couple of weeks ago, and I still …

fabric covered box

It seems that my blog is unintentionally becoming a love letter to Rashida Coleman-Hale. I didn’t set out to do that, but her projects and fabric are so appealing to me that it isn’t much of a surprise. I ♥ Patchwork is full of squeal-worthy, gratifying projects. Many of them can be whipped up with materials …

do your pins: breakfast crumbles and infinity scarf

Welcome back to Do Your Pins! This feature is really giving me that extra push to make new things, rather than to let them sit in my queue indefinitely. I imagine that I’ll eventually come up against some fails, and I’ll blog those too, but so far only raving successes…   serious eats’ corn flake …