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  • Adventures at the Atlanta Food and Craft Swap

    This past weekend, we ventured out to an event we’ve never attended before: the Atlanta Food (and Craft) Swap.  Hosted by Homestead Atlanta, this is usually “just” a food swap, but…

  • TUTORIAL: Applying Piping

    When I was dreaming up the Prayer & Meditation Cushion pattern, one of the first epiphanies I had was that it really needed piping. One of the best parts about piping…

  • Handmade Linen Wedding Napkins

    I must really, really, really like my sister. She’s getting married in two weeks (eek!!), and I agreed to sew up the table linens for her reception.…

  • Relaxing Herbal Pillow Fill: 10 Recipes

    When I planned my prayer and meditation cushions, I knew I wanted to use buckwheat hulls for the filling.  I’d used hulls previously for pin cushions, and I loved the weight…

  • Prayer & Meditation Cushion Pattern

    Introducing a new super fast and useful sewing pattern: the Prayer & Meditation Cushion! Whether you currently have a spiritual practice of any kind, there has been a ton published in…

  • Handmade Teacher Gift Round-Up

    Alright, team players!  A bunch of you had some really great suggestions for end-of-year gifts for teachers, and I loved what you had to share.  I loved that some of you…

  • In Search of the Perfect Teacher Gift

    The end of the school year is, once again, upon us.  On the one hand: oh, thank goodness, I am SO relieved to not have to get up at the crack…

  • Tutorial: Quick & Classic Fabric Headbands

    When our oldest was still living at home (before moving off to college), it made my plans for matching family outfit world domination a challenge.  As a high schooler, the patterns…

  • Bias-Bound Pouch: Camp Stitchalot Giveaways

    Before heading off to Camp Stitchalot, I wanted to do something nice for all the campers.  Since this particular camp session didn’t include formal workshops, I wanted to make doubly extra…

  • New (Vintage) Kindergarten Pillow Doll

    I suspect I haven’t mentioned this previously, but I was actually born in Germany, on an American Air Force base where my father was stationed.  My mother, who had (quite coincidentally)…

  • Fabric Basket for the Desk

    Anna over at Noodlehead has a fantastic tutorial for making a fabric tray for storage that I’ve been meaning to try for ages.  I tend to take papers and pattern pages…

  • Envelope Pillow with Ribbon

    Day Two of the Stitch Savvy blog tour!  I asked the lovely ladies who are taking part of the tour to follow one “path” through the book and share it with…

  • Floor Cushions for the Den

    Well, OK, floor cushion, singular. For now! But there will be floor cushionS, plural, honest. In our den, we’ve got a small-ish sofa (about 5.5 feet) that we bought vintage from…