On Death and Taxes – And a Pajama Memory Quilt

On Death and Taxes – And a Pajama Memory Quilt

They say the only certain things in life are death and taxes.  And that is certainly what I have been experiencing this week.  We lost an uncle and my brother-in-law’s mother. Last month, we lost our neighbor. I have seen a number of memorials on...
Oxygen Tank Tote

Oxygen Tank Tote

I have been hoping to find time to develop my Oxygen Tank Totes, but time has been short.  (You can see my previous totes here.)  Thankfully, I have a wonderful customer, Mary, who loved my first bag so much she bought some different fabric and sent it to me...
Upcyced Scarf and Pillow Cover from Flannel PJs

Upcyced Scarf and Pillow Cover from Flannel PJs

I was asked to make a scarf for a three year old boy from his father’s old flannel pajamas.   Based on the usable fabric, I cut two pieces, sewed them together, turned inside out and topstitched. The finished size is about 6″ x 57″. I had enough...
Gift Ideas for the Seasons of Life

Gift Ideas for the Seasons of Life

As a custom sewing studio, Maiden Jane has evolved over the years. My Etsy shop opened six years ago with some headbands, aprons, and totes.  Some of my products have evolved over the years. Some have faded away. Mainly, I have evolved as a service provider to create...
2014 Handmade Holiday Roundup

2014 Handmade Holiday Roundup

I would like to share a few of the handmade gifts we gave this year. I think I am finally over the feeling that I have to make every gift that I give. I would love to do that. But, unfortunately, the holidays are my busiest work season and I’m usually under a...