Tote Bags…


Easy peasy charm pack tote bags.  We custom made these for a customer and she is using them as Christmas gifts.  Didn’t they turn out so cute?

I am working on getting a pattern written up for you all,  (i pinkie swear) so we can upload it and let you make your own.  They are so easy and fun.  We used one charm pack for the two bags on either end, and leftover pieces from an April Cornell jelly roll.  Then we covered a button with coordinating fabric, and BOOM….cutest thing ever!

You can never have too many bags, can you?

Have a great day!

Playing with scraps…

ctjhvjhg1I am sure that you all have a few thousand pounds of scraps in your stash.  Those beloved bits of your favorite fabric….you know what I am talking about, right!?   (We used Riley Blake, April Cornell, American Jane, Tula Pink and other various scraps.)

Well, we decided to make some cute little clips with the fabric covered buttons.  We made ponytail holders and snap clips (barrettes) and we just love them!  They are perfect to brighten any outfit! And perfect for those small pieces of your favorite fabric,  you just can’t throw away!

It was a lovely weekend.  How was yours?

FYI:  this is a very addictive project.  You will not be able to stop.  I swear.  But, since Christmas is right around the corner…..You’ll have the perfect excuse.    How cute would they be all wrapped up as gifts!??!  Oh my.  Now I am in real trouble.


We have now uploaded a video tutorial for you all to enjoy!  Learn how to make a fabric covered button and a pony tail holder!!  Go here!

Playing with April….


you know…April Cornell.  🙂  (har-har)  I just couldn’t resist any longer.  I just had to rip open a honey-bun.   Oh the possibilities I have found playing with the beautiful color combinations.


Mmmm…..I can’t wait to show you.

Have a great WEDNESDAY!!  (can you believe that this week is almost halfway over!??!)

*Just a reminder to head on over the the forums, answer my ridiculous question and you’ll be entered in our giveaway!  Fun for all.  (hey free fabric anytime  = a good time to me!)   🙂

Our first EVER Giveaway!!!

giveaway-babyYeah that’s right…..our first ever GIVEAWAY!!!  For your sewing pleasure I give you an April Cornell Natures Chorus Layer cake and Jelly roll. And  a Better Homes and Gardens, American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, that is full of cute projects and ideas.

I am so excited about this I can’t stand it!! {really, i want to jump up and down….A LOT}

So… is the deal.  Leave me a comment.  Tell me what you like about this place and what you want to see more of.  If you blog about it on your blog(and link back to here)  you will get a double entry.  (make sure you mention that in the comments!!)   I will close the giveaway Thursday (march 5th) at 12am, and announce the winner on Friday March 6….

You got a week…  Do you feel lucky?!?!!?