Craftsy Black Friday Sale!


I’m already shopping in my jammies… Craftsy has extended their Black Friday sale through December 1st! Crazy awesome prices for these classes.  All classes are $19.99 or less.  Kits and supplies are also on sale. What classes did you snag during the sale?

Win a 30 Fat Quarter Bundle from The Quilt Bear

The Quilt Bear 30 Fat Quarter Bundle

The Quilt Bear is sponsoring a fantastic giveaway for this 30 fat quarter bundle of Quilting Treasures Quilting Essentials fabrics.  A rainbow of delicious blenders, perfect for any project. a Rafflecopter giveaway Upcoming promotions and new items in the shop Stuff My Stocking begins soon! It will begin December 1-12 and emails will go out each day as well as on Facebook and Twitter. This is a great way to snag a bunch of neat notions, gifts, fabric and more each day!  The way {Read More}

WIP Wednesday – Adventures in Airbrushing


My journey in airbrushing has been a frustrating one. When I first got the idea for this technique I had never airbrushed anything except makeup onto my face and I wasn’t sure how it would work out. I didn’t know much about airbrushing equipment, paint, airbrush guns or what the advantages/disadvantages are between gravity feed and siphon feed. The first air compressor I bought wasn’t suited for the job so I had to return it and get a new one. {Read More}

NYC Trip Photos


In early October my husband and I took a fun trip to NYC. It was our second time there and the weather was much better this time around. I wasn’t quilting the first time we went in 2003 so this trip was my first time hitting up fabric and quilting stores. I got lucky and one of my longtime readers and friends was able to join me! Kati and her fiance Attila joined us for a fun Sunday shopping around NYC. {Read More}

Photo Catchup Post – September addition


Sorry for going dark for so long! I haven’t been up to much sewing or quilting hence the absence. Get ready for a big photo post so I can catch up. I did a little fun sew day with some Modern Quilt Guild friends a few weeks ago. We visited The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida for some inspiration. Our guild is having a design challenge based on the art we saw that day. I got some cool photos! {Read More}

84 – A mermaid and a princess, class samples, Corgi Fairytale news


A gift for my hairstylist/tutorial for Thermoweb turns into a new class Pentel Fabric Gel Pens vs. other pens GoPro camera – timelapse and regular video Gradient fabrics for use in tickertape projects Carolyn Friedlander Shirts paper pieced pattern Cooking up a storm – bread machine, Pots De Creme, fresh produce, herb garden, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Beauty corner – airbrush makeup review, automatic curling iron “Daisy Mode”, Jamberry nails Wedding, funeral, Robin Williams/depression Binding thread transport tip Oliso Iron {Read More}

Tutorial – Sea Glass Mermaid


Download the free pattern at Craftsy I’ve been itching to post this tutorial since I finished it over the weekend! This was a fun tutorial I did for Therm-o-web demonstrating my favorite glue stick to use for ticker tape applique. My hairstylist is a huge mermaid fan and after seeing her for years I decided it was time to make something special in a mermaid theme. I hope you enjoy it! And some behind-the-scenes progress photos: And a timelapse video {Read More}

FINALLY – Finished Photos of Hopscotch Lane


It will not stop raining in Florida for more than about 20 minutes at a time. I managed to dash outside and hang this up so I could photograph it for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge and get it submitted before the deadline. I’m very excited with the way this quilt turned out! Probably one of the few times it came out just like I imagined it in my head, all the way down to the quilting.  This quilt {Read More}

Alison Glass Thread and Fat Quarter Giveaway sponsored by Massdrop!

Field Day fat quarter bundle

a Rafflecopter giveaway What is Massdrop? Massdrop is a group buy website that helps you get a large discount on popular items. Once enough interest is shown in an item or group of items they go to the company and negotiate a group buy discount. As more and more people sign up to participate in the “drop” the price goes down! Each drop is open for a certain number of days before they close it and place the order for {Read More}

83 – Finishing Hopscotch Lane and Sundry


My process finishing up my Michael Miller Challenge Quilt Straight line quilting Figuring out how to quilt dresden plates in one continuous line Anne gets moody A quilter does a twist on my Corgi Fairytale pattern with great success! Massdrop’s upcoming Allison-Glass-a-Palooza and a fantastic giveaway! My contribution to a Quilter’s Newsletter article and an upcoming tutorial for Thermoweb Loving my new Olfa rotary cutter Corgi update – enjoying summer House update (desks, selling old one, latest repair odysseys,) Modern {Read More}