vintage ticking, linen and lace…oh my!

As the weather warms I look for light cottons and linens to work with.  I had so much fun making my fabric bowls, you can find the tutorial here, that I decided to make a very large one out of some vintage ticking I was using to make lavender sachets.  I lined it with an antique […]

Reverse applique coasters, I just love this technique!

Reverse applique can be very easy and really pretty.  It’s also a great way to use up all your scraps, especially those really pretty ones you just can’t part with but are too small to piece (for some :).  For these coasters I used some red linen and beautiful Liberty prints voile. What you’ll need: […]

How I make my Christmas stockings…

I have made my Christmas stockings the same way for years using a method that is kind of like a puzzle to me, at least to explain.  I’m going to give it my best shot :)  Here’s a photo of my very old notebook opened to my stocking making page. This method makes a fully lined stocking […]

Silk ribbon embroidery

Now for something pretty and very girly.  Silk ribbon embroidery.  I taught myself silk ribbon embroidery years ago and used to teach classes.  I’ve decided to instruct again now that I am settled back in CT.  Here are  two pieces that  will be offered as classes.  When I really get this whole blogging thing sorted out I am going to […]

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