My Modern Domestic Life: Texas Fabric Field Trip

After a lovely week of Bernina Universtity in San Antonio, Texas, I was lucky enough to spend a few extra heat-filled days vacationing in the Hill Country and Austin. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Texas. I had never really spent any time there except for a quick drive through the panhandle. I … Continued

Anna is Adding Decorative Stitches!

Anna Joyce, local applique artist, founder of Anna Joyce Designs, and teacher at MD, brought home her very first BERNINA sewing machine last winter. She was able to choose a machine just right for her, the Aurora 450. This machine has loads of decorative stitches, and a 9mm stitch width. Many people wonder why you … Continued

My Modern Domestic Life: One Top, Six Ways

Have you ever found a pattern or project that is so easy and satisfying that you obsessively make not one, not two but SIX of the same thing? This summer I’ve been churning out top after top from Simplicity pattern 2599. I stumbled across this pattern on patternreview.com’s list of Top 10 Patterns for 2010 … Continued

Zippered Pouches for All! and a Giveaway

At Bolt on Sunday, I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness of their fabrics. Some of these are so wonderful (and while I could buy fabric just about every day) but these days I try to buy fabrics only when I need them. ¬†Need…want…need…want. It can be a fine line. I realized my zippered pouch class … Continued