Category Archives: Cotton + Steel

Laptop Sleeve : A Janome Tutorial

It has been way too long since I’ve posted a tutorial. I’ve given myself some space with all the moving around we did last year, but I’m quite happy to get back to it. My spring project for Janome is a laptop sleeve. I needed protection for the new computer, and I thought you might…

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Its a quilt!

I’ve been bombarding you with lots of garments, so I thought I’d interrupt regular programming for a quilt break. Just over a year ago, right before we moved to Tennessee, and I’m talking like a week before, I got the urge to make a whole bunch of heart blocks from Cluck, Cluck, Sew’s tutorial. I…

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I declare dress week

Yep. I’m making it a thing. This week is dress week on the ole blog. I have a full cubby in my Expedit with fabrics laid aside for specific garments. I decided to take on the Layla dresses to start with, and my, has it given me the greatest fulfillment. It has made me realize…

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The magical girl’s room

The last time I wrote in 2017, I mentioned that we had made a counter offer on a home and it was rejected. But thankfully we had a great realtor who refused to give up, and she fought tooth and nail to get a deal for us. We have been in our new house since…

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Mountain quilt

I was recently asked to make a quilt for a new baby girl. She was born on the winter solstice and named after her parents’ favorite peak in the Sierra Nevadas. There was a lot of going back and forth on the colors and layout for the quilt, but we finally found a good balance…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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