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I started quilting back when my twins were babies, now they’re 21.  So I’ve been quilting for quite a long time.  Hand piecing, paper piecing and hand applique have been my favorite techniques, I feel I have so much more  control than I do when I piece and quilt on my machine.  I belonged to […]

How to make fabric bowls…

When I’m sewing at my machine there’s a lot of thread and tiny scraps being thrown around and it always ends up on the floor.  Though I love to vacuum doing it every single day is a bit much. I needed a thread catcher.  So off I went to my Pinterest DIY board for some […]

I’ve made some pillows….a quick and easy tutorial

With warmer weather fast approaching I wanted to make some pillows with a fresh, light-colored fabric that would harmonize with all the neutrals in my living room.  I also wanted some more color!  I headed over to my Pinterest fabric board to go over what I had collected.  Most of what I really love is antique […]

One of the cutest things I’ve ever made, a little girls apron….

  I am thoroughly enjoying making these aprons.  I forgot what led me to Aesthetic Nest, a gorgeous blog chock full of inspiration and wonderful tutorials,  it may have been Pinterest, surprise, surprise!  Anneliese, the woman behind Aesthetic Nest made this apron for her daughters and I had to give her tutorial a go.  Super […]

A fresh baked loaf and a bag to keep it in…

    Look at that amazing loaf of bread peeking out of that bread bag!  Farm to Hearth is a new bakery in Haddam and they make the most delicious bread and I’m not exaggerating one bit.   All their bread is made by hand, no machines. They’re open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from […]

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