Pincushion Plans

In preparation for craft month next month, as well as your last winter sewing projects, today I thought I’d share some fun pincushions you can create.

Jelly jar pincushion

Apple pincushion

Hexagon felted pincushion

Teacup pincushion

Wraparound pincushion

Strawberry pincushion

Tomato pincushion

Pincushion bracelet

Leaf pincushion

Wild flower pincushion

Folk art fish pincushion

Larger primrose pincushion

Spring hat pincushion

Pincushion trio tower

Pumpkin pincushion

Pincushion ring

Hedgehog pincushion

Pincushion in a teapot

Little birdie pincushion

What pincushion do you enjoy using for your projects?


Creative Quilting

In line with the fact that we’re in winter and it’s cold outside, today I thought we’d take a look at some quilts and quilt themed items we can make.


Crossroads quilt

Random flying geese quilt

Christmas ornament quilt

Mermaid quilt

Chevron design quilt

Raccoon quilt

Swirling stars quilt

Moroccan tiles quilt

Seafoam churn and dash quilt

Butterfly quilt and pillow

Twist and turn quilt

Zig zag quilt

Hexagon quilt

Child’s play quilt

Shirt pocket quilt

Quilt inspired projects:

Framed quilt squares

Quilted pot holders

Quilted phone cover and eyeglass case

Quilted stocking

Quilted jewelry roll

Quilted coaster set

Medallion quilted wall hanging

Quilted coat lining

Tulip table runner

Plat patchwork tee-pee

Quilted tote

Quilted pet bed

Patchwork duffle bag

Quilted fabric tote

What do you love to quilt?

Beautiful Bags

Today I thought we’d have some fun with different bags, clutches, purses and pouches.

8 cute critter clutches

Fabric clutch

Classic camp craft pouch

Drawstring pouches

Mickey tote bag

Yoga mat tote bag

Shoe bags

Ever open laundry bag

Over the shoulder bag

Roomy tote

Chenille bag with name tag and pocket

Reusable gift bag

Quilted messenger bag

6 pocket bag

Brown suede with plaid stripe tote

Cinch it tote bag

Small treat totes

Log cabin tote bag

Easy denim tote with floral brooches

Removable tote organizer

Almost no sew makeup bag

Reversible purse

Placemat purse

What bag and purse creations have you made?

Celebrating with Animal Friends

Today we’re looking at some cute and friendly animals to help us celebrate the holidays.

Red nosed wreath deer

Reindeer ornaments

Clay pot penguins

Penguin snowglobe

Birds in trees greeting card

Polar bear family card

More reindeer ornaments

Friendly penguin

Friendly reindeer

Almond birds

Felted owl

Reindeer slippers

Dala horse

Partridge ornament

Cardinal ornament

Dove garland

What fun decorations do you have with animal friends?

Celebrating Sewing

One of my favorite spare time activities is sewing.  I love having the needle and thread in my hand knowing I’m going to fix something or create something fun and beautiful.  In honor of National Sewing Month, today I’ve got some fun, profitable and easy projects for you to check out.

Ghost pillow

Patchwork coasters

iPod holder

Drawstring bag

Coffee cup cozy

Pot holder and oven mitt

Quilted place mats

Soft baby blocks

Large floor cushion

Fleece pillow toys

Hankie holder

Lavender pillows

Dragon gloves

Quadropus toy

Star shirt

Textured pillows

Teatime towels

Felt leaf pillow

Pocket scarf

Oak leaf bowl

Cuddly pig

What about you?? What are your favorite sewing projects?

Fourth Celebration

The Fourth of July in America is a special holiday-it’s the day we celebrate our birth as a nation.  While we’ve come a long way since our birth, we have a long way to go before we create an America the founding fathers would be pleased with.  This Fourth, have some food, decorations and fun with your friends and family.


Family Fun shares star cookies, red white & blue ice cream sandwiches, red white & blue fruit salad, Uncle Sam ice cream cones, patriotic ice pops, and a patriotic drink.

Kaboose shares orange creme popsicles, iced peach tea with blueberries, red & blue “popsicles“, and personal red white & blue trifles.

Martha shares summer shortcake, fruit & cheesecake flag, red white and blue parfaits, and vanilla cabinets with fresh fruit.

King Arthur shares lemon-blueberry trifles, and Food Network shares a Fourth of July cocktail.

Fireworks, Stars & Decorations

Awesome punch cup idea for saving cups as well as decorating and personalizing, starry luminaries, string of stars, American cross stitch, patriotic window clings, knitted napkin rings, place cards, fourth tray, star table runner, star table runner, star glasses, and bandana party invites.


Rocket balloons, star stilts, a flag flag, and flag tag from Family Fun.

Patriotic toss game from JoAnn, holiday lanterns from Martha Stewart, and bubble wands from Better Homes & Gardens.

Are you ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, Independence Day?  I’m not quite ready yet, so stay tuned Friday for a family-friendly post too.