V and Co: A Class & Ombré Love Affair

I should’ve taken more pictures but I was too busy sewing this past Saturday at the “How to Work with Ombré Gradients” class with Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. hosted by Daley by The Yard, a LQS in the Greater Boston area. Vanessa is too darn cute, like, for real: adorable. The class was…

Adventures in Knits: The Prettiest Circus Tent I’ve Ever Worn

I’ve only sewn knits a few times before, spoiler alert: it didn’t go well. About once a year I get the bug to try sewing apparel. I’m not particularly talented at it, I find the curved lines and pattern tracing to be annoying. I love the simplicity and elegance in straight lines matching up when…

What is Gravatar? Blog Commenting Tip

One thing that can be confusing for new bloggers is all the different technology.  A common question for new commenters and bloggers is: “How is your image next to the comments on your blog. For me, the answer is Gravatar. The next question is usually: What is Gravatar? Let’s backup to another definition first: what is an avatar.…

Hoop Clock

The other day in the craft room I completely lost track of time, ended up eating dinner at 9pm and while I was happy to be left in the zone all that time it was a bit eye opening that so much time had passed by. I really like is having a clock on the wall…

Home Made Ironing Press Board Revisited

I can’t believe it was just over a year ago that I posted about turning my ironing board into a mega pressboard here on the blog. I still love that pressboard, I’ve re-covered it once and would love to make some improvements on it but she’s still totally functional so I haven’t spent any time…

April Block of the Month: Cross-Cut Block

It’s my month to create a block for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild’s block of the month. I’d signed up to try and get myself more involved with the group and actually made it to a meeting this month: yay me! It sounds small but it’s a big change from sewing quietly, by myself from…

Chicken Marsala, a Mini Quilt

You know how sometimes you get an idea in your head and you know you won’t be complete till you do it? Well that was my first mini quilt: Chicken Marsala I created this mini for the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge hosted by Anne from Play Crafts and Adrianne from On The Windy Side. The contest is to…