Halloween Oliver + s Pajama Pants

Halloween is only a few very short weeks away, and I’ve been on a mission to finish up any last minute decorating and Halloween projects.  I decided I would make Elle and William Halloween pajama pants to celebrate our most favorite time of year, and holiday!  Recently I’ve been using the pajama pant pattern from…

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Autumn Seeing Double Quilt

Playing with color is one of the elements I love most in not only quilting, but sewing in general.  I’m sure it has to do with my love of interior design.  Something wonderful and energizing comes about when color combos come together that are pleasing to the eye and soul.  Recently, I made a baby…

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Scrappy Blue Baby Boy Quilt

With so many new and fabulous fabric collections flooding online retailers and local fabric shops.  Using up old scraps can sometimes be the farthest inkling from your mind.  Yet, there is something thoughtful that comes from using those little bits and pieces of fabric that were once loved for other projects. A box of Blue fabric…

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Unicorn Oliver + S Buttoned Up Button Down Shirt

  I started sewing when I was around fourteen years old, that means I’ve been sewing for almost thirty years, that’s a long time.  Yet, I’m still learning and working at expanding my sewing skills to this day.  Recently, I put in a zipper for the first time.  To my surprise, it was much easier…

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Colorful French Macaron Quilt

Last summer I made Elle a lovely French Macaron quilt for for 9th birthday, (see Elle’s French Macaron Quilt post).  Modern Handcraft’s French Macaron quilt was such a pleasure to make for several reasons.  One, the ease of construction, along with how quickly this quilt comes together, and lastly how visually stunning this quilt is.…

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A Modern Baby Girl Quilt

  Making for a new baby ranks pretty high on my list of favorite projects.  Not only do new parents really appreciate a hand made gift for their new bundle of joy.  Being smaller in size, these lovely quilts come together quick and easy.  Also imagining a new baby snuggled in a handmade quilt made…

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Oliver + S Christmas Pajamas

One of my fondest memories of Christmas is the year my Grandma made all the kids pajamas.  Etched in my mind is a picture of all the kids standing in line with matching pajamas waiting in anticipation of what was around the corner,  stockings stuffed, and the delights of what Santa had brought!  Over the…

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William’s Triangle Jitters Quilt

Living in Utah offers many great escapes just outside your doorstep, from skiing, biking, hiking, and running our Wasatch mountains, to National Parks that include Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zions which are only a few hours drive from Salt Lake City.  Antelope Island too is one of those magical, and scenic locations unique to Utah.…

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English Garden Ruffle Top Purse

  Are you familiar with Rifle Paper Co.?  If you aren’t, they make the most lovely paper, stationary, greeting cards, art prints, and other products like wearable pins, and now shoes!  A few years back they teamed up with Cotton + Steel, a collaborative of modern fabric designers that was founded in 2013.  Cotton +…

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Elle’s French Macaron Quilt

Did you know that the French Macaron cookie didn’t originate in France?  On the contrary, this delightful little cookie was brought to France around 1533 when Catherine di Medici of Italy married the future King of France Henry the II.  It is believed, that the cookie was served at their wedding, and that is how…

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