Memory Pillows from Sweater

A lovely client contacted me about repurposing a sweater that belonged to her mom.  She believes her great-grandfather purchased it for her mom around 1971. Other than a button missing, the sweater was in beautiful shape. My client thought it would be a good idea to...

Tuscan Dinner 2016

I wanted to do a quick post about our 2016 Tuscan Dinner on the brink of our 2017 dinner!  Year 2016 was our 3rd indoor year out of 7 years. I don't have the full menu but here are a few links: Limoncello (Liquid Gold!) Tuscan Apple Cake Burrata  ...

Baby Bounty – Baby Shower Gifts

There's something about babies that makes me want to sew. I saw adorable bucket hats over at Goodbye Valentino and couldn't wait for an opportunity to sew one. There is a free pattern from Oliver + S and you can download it here. I learned that the shower was for a...

New Sunglasses and a Coupon

I recently had an opportunity to review eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com.  My eyes have been changing lately. In the past few years, I've needed to use reading glasses and purchase inexpensive pairs to leave around the house.  I've needed them so much, however, they...

Memory Totes from Shirts and Air Force Garrison Cap

I had an incredible opportunity to create some unique memory items using clothing from my client's father and brother. She sent me the clothes and we hashed out four bags to make for four different women in her life (including herself!). This first design was for a...

Quilted Wall Hanging Made from Baby Clothes

I am grateful for the amazing ideas brought to me by my customers. It pushes me to try new things! In this case, my customer had some baby clothes she wanted made into a quilt. But this quilt would be a wall hanging. It was based on wall stickers she had in her baby's...

Memory Pillows Made from Bridesmaid’s Dresses

I have a customer who asked me to make a pillow from a bridesmaid dress. She was so happy with it, she sent another one. I had not thought about repurposing a bridesmaid's dress before, but what a great idea! Rare is the occasion to which you can wear a bridesmaid...

Vogue V9227 Top in Rayon Jersey

I was inspired to sew Vogue V9227 when I saw one slide across my Instagram.  I put it down on my Work Flowy list (I have all different kinds of list trackers) where I keep a running list  of things to buy at Joanns. It was approaching my birthday and I decided that I...

Vote for Anne Cate for FedEx Small Business Grant

Many of my friends and customers have been supportive of my daughter's business, Anne Cate. She is still a college student but has had an exciting stretch growing her business. She has won a number of pitch competitions and reinvested the money into her business.  She...

Parade Pride Blanket

It's that time of year!  When Clevelander's are going a bit stir crazy from lack of sunshine. According to this website Cleveland is the 5th cloudiest US city!  According to the Weather Channel, we are also one of the dreariest cities. So when we have an opportunity...