Minor sewing room makeover, major impact

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I’m not talking sewing room demolition or anything here — just painting and other minor updates. Even though they’re small changes, they’ve made a big impact on my sewing mojo. Plus, it’s always fun to creep on other people creative spaces, so here’s mine. My sewing room, which also is our home office and guest […]

Choosing fabric for the Bowie pillow

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Quick update, y’all. I picked fabric for the Bowie flying geese pillow. The little lines (scratch marks?) have an industrial feel, which is appropriate for “Station to Station.” The black will be in the middle, then navy, then white. To refresh your memory, here’s the design: I looked for a navy print, but I couldn’t […]

A Bowie pillow

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I mentioned in this post that I got a graph paper notebook. This is what I’ve been working on: a David Bowie-inspired flying geese quilt pillow. My love of Bowie is well documented on this blog. In 2013, hubs MVH and I traveled to London, in large part to see the “David Bowie Is” exhibit […]

Cat plush or plush cat? Yeah, it’s a cat pillow.

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Cat plush for my office. These days, I’m all about pillows. Don’t know why. Maybe I have a subliminal need to get comfortable. Maybe there are too many sharp edges in my life. I think my pillow spree is about building sewing mojo. Lately I’ve approached creative endeavors with lightness, humor and openness to learning. […]

What I learned from the flying geese quilt pillow

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It’s done, and it’s a hit! P was mighty pleased with his flying geese quilt pillow. I’m not big on hyper-coordinated kids’ rooms, but it does look cute on his bed and armchair. Where it ends up day to day is the will of a 4 year old. This week, we’ve been “camping,” which calls […]

Cut-Up Couture

Upcycling guide. Image via Sew Daily shop. Do you subscribe to Sew Daily’s email newsletter? The Sew Daily site is a product of Interweave, a publisher of sewing and other craft books. The newsletter highlights projects and books designed to keep creative juices flowing. A recent email featured “Cut-Up Couture,” a book on upcycling men’s […]

What They Made: Baby beard

My sister-in-law made this for Paul! Check out Paul’s latest head wear: a crocheted hat and beard, stitched with love by his Aunt D! Way cool.She got the idea from the December issue of Real Simple. I’ve seen the baby beard pop up in Etsy, too. Anyhoo, she saw it and thought, “I can make […]

Some stuff I’ve made lately

Following are few notes on my recent doings and whatnot: Green-and-gold socks and brownies. Packers brownies, for consumption during an American football contest featuring the Green Bays. Nutty and sweet. Pecan pie for Thanksgiving, per my father’s request. (He doesn’t care for pumpkin pie. I, on the other hand, could eat pumpkin pie daily. A […]

Recommended Reading: Wildwood

Recommended Reading highlights articles, books, and sites that I think are worth checking out. Satisfaction is finishing a good, thick book. When I’m not reading books with the words “baby” or “management” in their titles (strangely, I have not read a book with both “baby” AND “management” in the title — yet), I like a good […]

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