New Haven, CT, US

craft interests: embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, home decorating, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 04/09/2008

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English Paper Piecing

English paper piecing is a type of patchwork where fabric is basted around a piece of paper at the size and shape desired. The fabric pieces are then whip stitched together. The paper is removed...

Inspiration Wire

Super simple project for making an easy way to hang inspirational clippings or photos. Made with two copper brad nails and some left over ribbon. Blogged about here.My blog:

Two Hour Tote

I've made about five of these bags already (I even lined one and it came out the best). They are so simple and quick. And the perfect sizenot...

Handbag from Sew Stylish "Be Your Own Designer" issue

Project from "Sew Stylish - Be Your Own Designer" I made this before I had enough experience though so there are some goofs and I should have used a heavier facing.  It's a bit too floppy as it...

recent comments

Re: Recycled Necktie Card Holders

Fantastic idea!

Re: Made It: My 19th-Century-Inspired Wedding Gown

Wow, this is great. Is it for your wedding or did you make it for someone else?

Re: Pretty Ribbon Bookmark...

These are so pretty! Great, simple idea. Fantastic for gifts as well.

Re: English Paper Piecing

Pelli - thanks for your comment. I have seen this type of piecing used in everything from pillows, bags, quilted pot holders... Really anywhere you could add some form of patchwork, this works as well.

Take a look at these great examples on flickr:

Re: Crochet Treasure Bags

These are really pretty. I love the mix of the traditional with the more modern colors.

Re: My Craft Room

That big window is amazing! And I covet your crafting table.

Re: Great Quilt Shops: Real & Virtual

I love Purl Patchwork. Another favorite online fabric store of mine is Sew, Mama, Sew!

Both of these stores also have great blogs with tutorials and more.

Re: Craftypod Jewelry Projects

I don't crochet or make jewelry but I want to try this! Thanks for the tutorial.

Re: My Top Ten List of Tools and Equipment I Can’t Live Without

Great list. I was happy to see I had everything on it already!

Re: Crochet as Art: Joana Vasconcelos

These are so beautiful! What an original idea.