Drapes.

As the daylight stays later this time of year, my lovely daughters struggle to go to bed at a reasonable hour and have been requesting some curtains for their room. They have wooden blinds, but they’re not particularly stylish and let a lot of light in through the cracks. In order to achieve the light-blocking … Continued

Pin It, Sew It: Courthouse Steps Mini Quilt

Pinterest has become the new go-to for inspiration. You can geek out for hours finding sparks of imagination for pretty much any decorating idea, menu, paint color or sewing project! We pin things constantly, carefully categorizing them onto different boards, but how often do we go back and actually make the projects that we pinned … Continued

Sneak Peek at Spring

I’ve been busily (and secretly) working on some spring-time projects.  The weather outside is not cooperating with this frame of mind but I have powered through.  These will eventually serve as inspiration for tutorials, projects, classes, free mini-classes, and more!  I’ve been especially trying to incorporate machine embroidery into everyday home dec items – not … Continued

Discover the Double Cord Foot

Home Dec sewists, interested in a foot that helps easily execute a covered double welt cord? Or a quick way to attach double welt cord to say… a pillow? Interested in couching two decorative cordings? It’s no problem to make single cord piping with this foot either. It’s just that versatile.  Take a look at … Continued

Envelope Pillows Go NW Modern

Oh the envelope pillow. What a simple, rewarding, easy, and fun little project. With a recent move to SW Portland, I have added a new house, sofa, and style to my life. The easiest, most instant way to accessorize is by far the pillow. It needs just a wee bit of fabric, in this cases … Continued


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