Tag Archives: folklore

New embroidery pattern: Nasty Women Vote

UPDATE 11/15/2016: I’m updating this pattern to reflect the results of the election, and how much work we still have to do to bring about social change. Stay tuned!
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I created this new design in response to several things in the 2016 presidential election. Well, actually, too many things to count but I’ll stick to Read More…

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Travel, embroidery, running stitch, and what to do while waiting

Bewitching Botanicals napBewitching Botanicals motif with running stitch outline
Createwhimsy has a great post about the many things you can do with the lowly running stitch. The post “Run don’t walk running stitch” features a tutorial I did about a Chinese-inspired running stitch variation for a design from Read More…

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My Uptown Folk Blouse in Sew News, Apr/May 2016

My first new pattern of this year is out – I finished a while back and have been waiting and waiting to be able to share with you!
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It is part of an article I wrote for the current, Apr/May 2016 issue of Sew News magazine that shows you how to make a sweet Read More…

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Quilts, embroidery, travels, and more

It’s been a long break on this blog – in the meanwhile, it became 2016, and good golly it’s now March!
I’m sure it looks as though I’ve just gone off to a warm and beautiful place where I sit on the beach and soak up the sun. I sincerely wish but – no. There has been lots going on in the background. Some weeks I’m so busy I can barely finish anything in a near-timely fashion (ahem) and yet things never feel Read More…

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The new Kinga skirt pattern, its inspirations, and a sale

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The new Kinga skirt pattern is in pre-sale mode as part of the second Sewing Indie Month bundle (available only through September 11). I used it as my inspiration for the tutorial I posted at Lolita Patterns, but I want to tell you a little bit more about it. The idea for the basic shape comes from one of my Read More…

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Happy Fourth of July! Your makes make me happy!

We’re spending a couple of weeks on Cape Cod. It’s vacation and yet things are, as always, quite busy. We fall in bed, exhausted, late at night and find ourselves awake early in the morning with a warm little body cuddling us and a tiny sweet voice saying, mommy, daddy, I’m hungry! I think children grow more in summer sunlight, just like plants.
And Happy Fourth of July! Are you ready for fireworks?
Delightfully Peculiar's Zsálya dressRead More…

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