Category Archives: Books

Blocking, Boxes, and Growing Up

What a week this has been! I wish I could explain to you my sewing emotions, get a pep talk from you, and be on my merry way. I’m so off lately. I have done plenty of handwork however. This past week my focus was on stitching up Anna Maria’s Nouveau Needle Cushion from her...

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“a” embroidery

So I’m embroidering all the letters of Layla’s name. You may remember that I stitched up the “L” back in November. Now that the holidays are behind us, I’ve gotten back at it. This weekend’s project was the first “a” in her name. For this letter, I used a combination of the “a” from Anna...

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Handmade Beginnings : Quick Change Trousers

I said it was the year of the baby and I wasn’t kidding. Last week I had out my trusty copy of Handmade Beginnings (again) when I made a couple pairs of Quick Change Trousers for a little boy due to make an appearance in February. This was my first time using the Quick Change Trousers...

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Handmade Beginnings : Patchwork Sleep Sack

I think its the year of the baby. Every person I know is having a baby or just had one. And when new life comes into the world, that means its time to make something special. For a little girl who was born last month, I made this Patchwork Sleep Sack from Anna Maria’s book Handmade...

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For Layla

So I’ve been wanting to make this project forever.  Since I purchased Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner back in 2010, I really have been itching to embroidery Layla’s name in a similar fashion. I don’t know what held me back at first, but for this year I had been waiting and waiting on Anna’s Love...

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