First Project of 2023: Pia’s New Nightgown

Presenting my first finished project of 2023…in March. Yes, March! Yes we are 3 months in already but this has been a really tough year in my personal life so it’s kept me away. I sometimes forget that sewing is a stress reliever and that I should create more things. Pia has been wearing her sunshine yellow PJs for almost […]

Simplicity 1581: Pia’s Snow White Costume

Whether it be the sparkly tiaras, wands or tutus, I consider myself a girly girl and have always loved princess anything. As a child I read a lot of fairy tales and watched Disney movies.┬áNaturally, sewing something magical would be on my radar. After perusing doll patterns on Ebay, I purchased Simplicity 1581. Squealing with excitement, I asked Pia which […]

Elvira Quilt

As I mentioned in previous posts, I wanted to backlog a few projects. This is the Elvira quilt, completed last August. The Viking and I saw this quilt on display at a LQS while on vacation this past summer. He loved it so much and asked me to make it for him. Well, his wish was granted! The quilt kit […]

Christmas Quilts Part 2 (October Completion)

Let’s keep it going, shall we?! Quilt #4: Nine Patch Sailboat Pattern: Nine Patch Book: 3 Yard Quilt Favorites Changes: Added an additional row on the side and bottom. Used 2.5″ binding strips Size: Oversized throw 53″ x 71″ Completion Time: 3 days Notes: I used EQ8 to preview before it was sewn. This is the second time I’ve sewn […]

Christmas Quilts Part 1 (September Completion)

So now may I present the fruit of my labor! Quilt #1. Red white and blue! Pattern: Hopscotch Book: 3 Yard Quilt Favorites Changes: Added a 5″ border, used 2.5″ binding strips and pieced the back with the leftovers! Size: Oversized throw at 54″ x 78″ Completion Time: 6 days Notes: This was the first time I pieced a backing. […]

Through the Window Again Quilt

As promised, here is my Through the Window Again Quilt. I am slowly catching up on my August “Show and Tell” makes on the blog so hang tight! A lot of the quilts I’ve made the past few months have been kits, but I personally hand selected the fabric on this one. I was drawn to the floral print. Hot […]

Dancing Geese…turned Dancing Pinwheel

Another 3 yard quilt is done! This quilt is different in that I started with Fabric Cafe’s “Dancing Geese” pattern but ended up with a completely different design. Wait, what?! Allow me to explain. After creating my half square triangles I played with the layout. This is what the Dancing Geese pattern is supposed to look like: And these are […]

A Place to Rest Your Weary (Plastic) Bones

Last month it occurred to me that Pia might be tired of standing in the corner. I purchased a bed so she can lay down and close her eyes for awhile. After researching, I found the Ikea Duktig doll bed. It’s a pretty good value, nicer than some other doll beds I had seen and is a lot wider so […]

Fabric Cafe Nine Patch Quilt

The Nine Patch pattern comes from Fabric Cafe’s book “3 Yard Quilt Favorites” by Donna Robertson. I am loving these books. LOVING. Their concept is to have one focus fabric, one light colored fabric and one dark. That’s it! The instructions are so easy to understand and they also give you instructions on how to enlarge the quilt to twin, […]

Retro Butterick 6265: Pia’s Flounder Dress

Every now and then I will stumble upon fabric that instantly “talks” to me. Last week this happened at Joann’s with this Disney The Little Mermaid print. As soon as my eyes saw it amongst the rest of the Disney prints, I “saw” the completed dress in my mind with ruffles and contrasting lavender details. I purchased it on impulse […]