How-To: Simple Baby Bunting

Here is a baby banner sewn using handmade applique fabric letters! I wanted to start personalizing some of my sewing projects like blankets, so used this mini project as a way to tryout applique. I hand-cut all the triangles and made the applique letters out of fabric. All this sewing project requires is a few […]

OMG! Heart Kollabora

Hello Kollabora.com! You new crafty website you… Hmm, what to say about this new online community slash craft site that’s kind of like a when Craftsy met PS I Made This and I Spy DIY love triangle? 1.) Somebody over there is my long lost craft twin. 2.) Fiberistas unite! 3.) Seriously though, did you […]

Your First Sewing Machine – For Under $200!

Usha Butterfly by Usha, India What do you look for in a Sewing Machine? Especially your very first adult sewing machine? Style? Cost? Features? I struggled with my first machine because I didn’t want to invest too much as a beginner. I just needed something to tinker with… Taking sewing classes to start is smart […]

Sewing in Afghanistan

Woman and child sewing together in a yurt in the Kyrgyz lands. Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan. Above is the winning picture for the National Geographic Traveler – 2012 Photo Contest by Cedric Houin. This captivating photo first drew me in by its strong sense of place. A snap in a moment of time, present day, yet […]

Thimble Blossoms Quilt Patterns

Look at these wall to wall gorgeous quilts by Thimble Blossoms!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ I love the designs, textures, color schemes… And especially the unique modern vintage style of each. It’s quaint and nostalgic but fresh and contemporary. Borderline hipstery, folk hipstery! And very “decoratable”! The designs are unique yet versatile enough to fit a […]

OMG! Heart Patterns: Testing & Verification

Welcome to my site! I rely heavily on free patterns I find throughout the web… And on my own patterns that I draft myself. My site includes all of them, for free! But this also means that my patterns are not professionally tested by test knitters or crocheters. Accuracy, Clarity, & Readability Giving away patterns […]

OMG! Heart goes to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Finger Pin Cushion from The Old Country Store Look what I found when I went to visit Lancaster, PA earlier this year! Well actually I didn’t find it. I totally missed it. My BF found it and got it for me as a surprise 🙂 🙂 🙂 Score! AWESOME FINGER PIN CUSHION! It’s a tiny […]

Handmade Ryan Gosling

Happy New Year! 2012 is here. Elections are coming up (Obama sweaters here I come!), possible apocalypse (12/21/2012), maybe we’ll get some aliens invading the earth (YAY!) … Who knows? It’s also a leap year so we get an extra day before the earth implodes on apocalypse day! I look forward to the unknown. In […]

Wood Cuff Jeans

I got a new sewing machine for christmas!! Wahoooo! Here was my first little test project on it. I tried a few stitches out on some Quilt Weight Cotton, some Home Dec Weight Cotton, and … denim! It all started out when the Treasure Hunter asked me to fix a pair of his fave denim […]