Week 6

One baby, one quilt

One quilt, one picture every Thursday and one baby growing up too fast. I’ve been taking weekly pictures of Angela using the quilt my aunt made for her as the … Continue Reading →

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Nap time quilting

Nap time quilting.  It’s a popular pastime among quilting moms, there are even entire blogs dedicated to it. And now I’m one of the nap time quilters cramming as much into nap … Continue Reading →

Angela Sundress

Pretty girls and little dresses

I took June off as a kind of maternity leave from the blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been sewing. Angela is on a pretty predictable schedule, which means … Continue Reading →

block of the month, free quilt pattern

July Block of the Month

We are officially halfway through the year and we’re getting toward the end of our quilt. There are just four, 12-inch blocks to make each month through the end of … Continue Reading →


June block of the month

We’re starting the final border this month. That means there are just four blocks to make each month from now until the end of the year. This month we’re learning … Continue Reading →

cloth diapers, Babyville Boutique, PUL

Cloth diapers, cute booties and leaks

Angela finally managed to sleep long enough for me to get a dozen cloth diapers in a newborn size finished, which means we’ve been putting them to the test for … Continue Reading →

cloth diapers, babyville boutique, diaper cuts, PUL

Two for one, making the most of scraps

Normally when I buy PUL for making cloth diapers I purchase 22 inches of yardage. That is more than enough to make four cloth diapers from one width of fabric, … Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Seamstress, Liz Trenow, historical fiction

Add ‘The Forgotten Seamstress’ to your summer reading list

“The Forgotten Seamstress” is not your average sewing novel. The story opens in 1970s England as a graduate student researching treatment of the mentally ill, interviews a woman who spent … Continue Reading →

cloth diapers, Babyville Boutique, DiaperSewingSuppies.com, PUL

Pretty in pink

Angela is so teeny tiny that the 42 super-cute cloth diapers I made her are WAY too big. They’re for babies 8 to 20 pounds and at just under 6 … Continue Reading →

soft book, fabric book, fabric panel book, Mickey Mouse, baby gift, easy sewing project

Soft books make great baby gifts

I have managed to complete one sewing project since I’ve had Angela, a soft book for my nephew’s first birthday. He is absolutely in love with Mickey Mouse, so when … Continue Reading →