Baby Clothes Memory Blankets – Boy and Girl

Baby Clothes Memory Blankets – Boy and Girl

A while back I completed these two baby clothes blankets for a very patient customer! One is backed with pink chenille and the other is white. So many adorable little girl outfits, from the coat with fur collar to this smocked dress! And even a costume! It’s...
Thoughts on Life – Beer Barrel Polka

Thoughts on Life – Beer Barrel Polka

OK, this post has nothing to do with the Beer Barrel Polka (which we danced to at every family wedding…). It just has to do with beer. It’s a recession-proof business, don’t you think? We joined our friends for  a tour of Great Lakes Brewery since my...
Sewing Inspiration

Sewing Inspiration

Isn’t this gorgeous?  A velvet jacket from Burdastyle. Source: burdastyle.com via MaidenJane on Pinterest Sewing inspiration abounds! Of course, it comes at the busiest time of year! I am “sew” inspired to make all my gifts and then reality sets in....
Meet Thy Maker

Meet Thy Maker

No, not THAT maker, but me! I am a maker. I make things. I get great satisfaction from creating useful items for my customers. I love that they pass through my hands. Many people who aren’t familiar with the online world of handmade will learn about what I do...
Gift Ideas for the People Who Sew

Gift Ideas for the People Who Sew

(Updated for 2013 here.) I thought I’d gather a few gift ideas if you have someone who loves to sew on your list. Some of these are items I have. Some are items I’d like to have! Many of these were given to me by my husband over the years. Let’s...