Sunburst Tie Quilt

I realized I never blogged about this necktie quilt. My client wanted to create a wall hanging in a sunburst motif.  I checked Pinterest and went to work. Using the size she desired, I laid the ties out on the floor, loosely alternating them in length. I then...

Upcycled Vintage Dress Bolster Pillow

What could be more sweet than a bolster pillow made from an old dress? My neighbor asked me to create a memory pillow using a dress she wore as a young girl. The dress was about 40 years old. She suggested a bolster that her daughter could use. This was not a rush...

Upcyled Bridesmaid’s Dresses and Disney Nursery Curtains

I was thrilled to work on this project!  First, it added a bit of color into a long, dreary, cold and damp Cleveland "spring." Second, there is a lot of sentiment wrapped up into this blanket! And, third, piano key borders make me happy! My customer sent two curtain...

Nine Block Patchwork Memory Pillow

Introducing a new patchwork memory pillow!  This one uses 9 quilt blocks that are cut to 6.5".  I can make them with 9 in the front and back, for a total of 18 items.  Or, I can use 9 blocks for the front with a fabric backing.  At the bottom of this post you will see...

Sweater Repair with Liberty of London Fabric Tutorial

Are you in the middle of "Sprinter?" We sure are!  Or, maybe it's just Winter in Cleveland!  How do we cope with these sunless, cold, damp winters? Perhaps with a wee bit of Jameson, cozy knitting, and an embrace of winter sports. By March we have given up on (most...

Celtic Myths Shawl for a St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

Celtic Myths by Asita Krebs My Ravelry Project Page We just celebrated my daughter's St. Patrick's Day wedding!  It was lovely in so many ways and we are just starting to come down from the excitement. I will be sharing some wedding photos on a later post, but wanted...

Matronly Mother of the Bride, Dresses, and Sewing and How Not to Look Like Mrs. Doubtfire

As you may or may not know, I have two kids getting married this year.  The first wedding is on St. Patrick's Day and the second is three months after that! There are a lot of details to work out, but the kids are on top of those.  My daughter is a med student and...

Marching Band Pillow

This wonderful memory pillow was created using an old marching band uniform.  I am excited to partner with a school in a fundraising...

Vintage Tie and Hanky Quilt

Since Instagram is like microblogging, I wrote a post to share some of my notes on making this amazing vintage tie and hanky quilt.  I wasn't aware that there was a character limit and I quickly exceeded it.  I had to move my additional writing to the comments. ...

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...