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Project Photos: Bag From a Fat Quarter

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My mom needed a new bag, and looking through my fabric stash I came across this beautiful fat quarter. It clearly had some specific purpose when I designed it, but honestly I can't remember what I originally planned. The fat quarter, with a printed area of 27 x 18 inches, consisted of a large area of Dark Coordinate Linen surrounded by a huge L shape of Contest Egyptian Owl Triangles



My plan was to get the biggest bag that I could out of it without losing too much of it to unusable scraps. So I started by cutting out the black area and separating the L into 2 rectangles. If you look at the fq photo the cut line would be vertical in line with the left edge of the black area. These new rectangles were then laid over each other and trimmed to the same size. Basically I was trying to get them as large as possible here.

The black piece was then cut in half, and had a strip of the white, triangle fabric left over from trimming pieced into the middle to make the purse wider. Then the …

Project Photos: New Potholders DIY

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Dream Living Room for ARHAUS

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*Before getting too far into this, let me just go ahead and say that I was asked to create a dream living room post for Arhaus. You can visit their living room section HERE and their Instagram HERE. They aren't compensating me and all of the opinions​ here are my own.*  Most of the images are on THIS Pinterest Board that I used to get my ideas together

So designing a living room is actually quite fun. Since it's a "dream living room" I've decided I'm not looking at prices or worrying about nitpicking a floor plan. 
The three major things that I would love is a comfortable couch, a desk to work at, and a huge window seat with built in bookshelves.


So there should be lots of  sunlight coming in to fill the room, and high ceilings. I'm imagining on the wall opposite the window a hanging garden set up like this one. The french cleat idea is genius!


For the backdrop for everything, I am thinking a dark blue paint like this for the walls.


The floor would defin…

Contest Entry: Herd of Unicorn Planters

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Limited Color Palette Succulents
We know our community loves to create and sew with designs inspired by succulents, so we thought we’d try a Design Challenge using this theme with a restricted palette twist! Evocative of a desert sunset; deep, cool greens and earthy corals take the lead in in this limited palette challenge. Whether you use watercolors, vectors, or a block print technique, we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Black and white are optional, and you must use at least 2 of the colors from our palette shown above. Please use only the full opacity of the colors, transparent variations will not be accepted. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.”  Submissions close April 11, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Voting begins April 13, 2017.  See official rules.


Here's my entry for the contest. Unicorns as little ceramic planters are filled to the brim with cacti and succulents. Sice they only gave us two greens to work with, I used the ben-day dot/stripe e…

Contest Entry: Fairy Garden Paper Cut

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Paper-Cut Florals

Channel your inner Matisse during his cutouts phase as you dream up a bold and graphic floral design. Actually taking scissors to paper is not required, but do your best to create the same effect whether you use print making, digital, or hand painted methods. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close April 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. EDT. Voting begins April 6, 2017.


Here's my entry; I couldn't resist making some fairies to go with the flowers!