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Christmas hexie pincushion

My first tiny hex pincushion! I see them on instagram all the time and love them. I was wondering how they’re made and once I started in it became immediately clear, oh those are just the outer hex’s folded under. So quick and clever. I filled it with crushed walnut shells for that nice crunch. (here’s a link to the ones I have in my amazon shop)… More

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folky block pincushion

Now that I have a GIANT bag of crushed walnut shells  sitting in my craft room you can expect a lot of pincushion action from me. I came across this folky vintage print while I was digging through my fabric bins and immediately thought pincushion 💡!

So I fussy cut out some squares, well not really fussy bc just squares but it was tricky getting those borders to line up, and I sewed them up into a cube and stuffed … More

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felt doll pincushion

I’ve been making so much behind the scenes. I hate things I can’t share. I’m doing a few blog tour dealios so those will pop up eventually. And I made a new design for Land of Nod. Top secret I guess. Because I’m like super spy Sydney in Alias (my new binge watch). But I made this yesterday all for myself. I’m still obsessed with peg dolls. So much so that I was compelled to make a stuffed toy version … More

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working on pattern ideas: a duck doll and a pincushion

Thanks so much for your sweet comments about the video and the book! While we were working on the video I was pretty sure it was going to turn out awful. I just thought, let’s rush through it and if it’s a disaster at least we can say we tried. But when it’s done and all put together and you’ve forgotten about the millions of little adjustments and trying to get things to balance just right, well, you just remember … More

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my house

hi blog. yes, yes, I know it’s been a week. sorry 🙂 the photo above shows what’s going on around here in a nutshell… a flurry of sewing activity (in the background) and some super fun mail from jen which I will show more of soon but today the cutie new house pincushion she sent. it will put it to use immediately!

in shop news, tomorrow is tulip fairy day.… More

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It’s getting to that point where I need to figure out how much more I can tackle project-wise before I have to stop crafting and start packing. This weekend we took a family trip to the quilt shop to find all the fabrics for Oscar’s new duvet cover. I’d love to get it done before we move but tackling a big scale project like that in this chaos is daunting. But then tackling the chaos is even more so. Maybe … More