finding Bliss


It's been rough-going, attempting to emerge from my post-Christmas cookie haze. There hasn't been time to spend in my sewing room with the kids home from school (more on that later), and we've all been fighting cold after flu after gosh knows what other plagues the boys brought back with them from their vector school buddies. So it was with great joy that I discovered the Fat Quarter Shop had provided a great excuse to play with fabric without getting my (hopefully non-contagious by now) germs all over it.

FQS Blogger's Choice

I started with 2 gorgeous prints from Liz Scott's new Domestic Bliss line and expanded on her fab color scheme. Then added a dash of spring green--yummy! And, apparently, rather fashionable as well.

This is making me want to sew right now.

Go play with fabric!

Merry Happy New Year



2012 is approaching fast--get a fresh start on your New Year's crafting by stocking up on patterns and felt! Use promo code FRESH15 for 15% off your order at my Etsy shop now through Jan. 1. Patterns in my sidebar are already discounted, no code is necessry.

Happy Crafty Holidays!

P.S. Zakka Style is now available through Amazon (link in my sidebar)!

12 days of houses


There might be a few more than twelve houses below. But they are all adorable, and they were all made with my free fabric house pattern! Thank you, everyone, for sharing your creative little houses.

Kirsten of Gemini Stitches

With or Without Nap

Hannah of Hannah Handmade

Helena of Craft and Creativity

Emily Elizabeth of EmmmyLizzzy

Irinelli of Made by Irinelli

Anna of Yards and Yards

I know I missed a few...if you've posted photos of houses that you made with my pattern, please leave your link in the comments!

Happy stitching,

Start spreading the news


I haven't mentioned this before, and you all know I can't keep a secret (I'm pretty sure you already know my next 3 patterns), so I have been bursting to be able to share with you that one of my brand new projects is going to be in a book! This lovely gal's book, to be precise. Rashida has put together an amazing group of crafters that I am so proud to be a part of. And after seeing a few preview photos, I know I'm going to want to make every single project in the book.


Here's the part where I tell you that you have a chance to win a copy of Zakka Style: Head on over to Stash Books and enter today! You have until Sunday, December 11 to enter. (By the way, my project is the round hot pads in the lower right-hand picture in the first photo collection.)

You can purchase the e-book right now, look for it in your local quilt or book shop soon (the books are just now beginning to ship), or pre-order Zakka Style through Amazon. I'll squeeze in a link on my sidebar, too.

Happy zakka-making!

P.S. I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase anything through one of my links to Amazon on this blog, I will earn a wee commission on the sale, as in, a few cents. Just so you know :)