Party Shirt & My Son, the Fashion Model

Simplicity Pattern #2907 Toddler Separates: Toddler Pants, Shorts, Dress, Shirt or Vest (pictured: Shirt, style D) Sizes: 1/2 – 4 (pictured: size 4) Material used: 45″ Commercial Cotton Print (7/8 yd) Other Materials: 6 snaps or buttons, fusible interfacing, hook & loop (optional) Doesn’t he make an adorable fashion model? OK, I know, he’s my son, so of course I think he is cute. This pattern went together like a dream. It is so rare that commercial pattern pieces fit together so perfectly. All of the markers lined up and the seams matched and the points turned; wonderful.  It yeilded very clean, professional, … Continue reading

No strings attached

Finally, something new and totally without strings attached! It’s not often that I have time to make something purely for the joy of making it. A while back (well over a year), I took a class at our local fabric store, G-street Fabrics, in something I’d been wanting to learn about for a long time: Kaleidoscope quilts.  Most quilt designs I can look at and deconstruct and understand basically how it was done.  But there are tricks to creating a kaleidoscope design that I just did not know.  I was lucky enough to take a class taught by a master of this type of … Continue reading

If You’re Going to San Francisco…

Be sure to bring a quilt. So I have these two friends.  And they are good friends.  And for the last couple years they’ve been living in Frankfurt, Germany.  I missed them. A lot. Last May, I guess it was, we got a call from Frankfurt that they were finally going to get married!  Hip, hip hooray!  In September, they returned stateside for a short stint and began planning.  May would be the date, California would be the place; in a lavendar field not far from Davis.   My husband and I were asked to do a reading: i carry your … Continue reading