Elle’s French Macaron Quilt

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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The HI Quilt

The HI Quilt

A few years back some friends' invited us to their cabin not far from Evanston Wyoming.  It was a small cabin with lots of rustic charm, and a lovely wood burning fireplace.  A perfect cabin for playing games, sledding, and a hot cocoa or hot toddy!  Our first visit was to celebrate New Year's Eve, [...]

Dave’s Skateboard Quilt

Dave’s Skateboard Quilt

Do you feel that making a quilt for a young man, or man in your life to be an exasperating undertaking?  Well, that's how I felt about making a quilt for my husband Dave, I've been considering making him one for months!  Yet, I wanted the fabric selection, and colors to match his personality,  I [...]

Where I work

Where I work

Where do you do your sewing, crafting, and creating? Luckily I have a small but lovely room at the front of my house that has a large light filled window where I can see the trees and neighborhood below.  We have been in our current house for a little over two years and I feel [...]

Fly Away quilt

Fly Away quilt

  If you are an avid Pinterest follower and looking at quilts it's pretty certain you've come across patterns made by Suzy Quilts.  If you aren't familiar with her work, her patterns, fabric selection, and overall work is pretty Fab!  She is one of the pattern designers I've recently been following that really gets me [...]

Poolside Bag

Poolside Bag

Last April we all headed to Santa Monica, CA to watch our rippin' skate girl Elle compete in an all girls skateboarding contest in Venice, CA.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to use Cotton and Steel's fabulous new Poolside line in canvas to make a pool bag that we could use for [...]

Isla’s Quilt

Isla’s Quilt

Making a quilt for a young child is always so much fun, what I love most is the possibility of being whimsical, playful, or even sophisticated in my fabric selection.  My dad’s cousin’s daughter, I’ll say that again, my dad’s cousin’s daughter (ha!).  Well let’s just say that translates into a family member I haven’t [...]

Oliver + S Bucket Hat

Oliver + S Bucket Hat

Over the summer my family and I made our way to Lava Hot Springs Idaho.  We not only enjoyed the hot pools they are famous for.  But their family friendly, small town atmosphere is one that we will continue to go back for.  If you aren’t familiar with the area, Lava Hot Springs is located [...]

Star Wars Quilt

Star Wars Quilt

  Wow!  Can you believe the original Star Wars movie was released over forty years ago in 1977!  Even in its’ infancy in the early eighties Star Wars was a pop culture phenomenon that included figurines, trading cards, and space ships that were replicated from the movie.  Today, the billion dollar Star Wars merchandise franchise [...]