Paper piecing is so much fun, and I’m getting a jump on holiday sewing with this paper pieced Christmas tree! Most traditional holiday decor isn’t my style but I love how the geometric lines and crisp edges of this design looks when it is sewn up. A completed block measures 12″ square and I’m planning on making it into a pillow set with my paper pieced reindeer from another Quiet Play pattern, see it here!
Activity cubes are usually light-flashing, noise-making things that parents want to take the batteries out of – so I designed a soft, tactile alternative! My ‘Flap, Rattle & Roll’ baby cube is in the latest issue of Sew It All so I thought I’d share a little bit about the pattern.
I screenprinted! September is here, so I’m sharing another Try Something New Every Month (TSNEM) project- this month’s ‘theme’ was printmaking. You can see more about the year-long adventure and what else I’ve tried in this post.
I have done a lot of the more common printmaking methods – most recently experimenting with block printing for this book review, but I thought of screen printing as something expensive and complicated. I couldn’t get it off my mind and started Googling, and was surprised to find several different methods that seemed simple and cheap.
It’s been a while since I sewed anything for my son, but now I have a whole set to share! He figured out the potty and got out of diapers a few months ago, but it seems that all the cute “character” underwear stops after size 4t. I pestered my dear pattern designer friend Amy to see if she had any undies up her sleeve (figuratively) and she whipped out this whole amazing pattern! I helped test, sorta, which means I got a copy of the pattern for free, but all opinions are my own.