Mentor, OH, US

craft interests: knitting, quilting, sewing

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Member Since: 06/19/2009

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Prom Dress in Blue Silk Crepe de Chine

It has been a tradition for me to sew my daughter's formals.  This year she selected a strapless design in a lovely silk crepe de chine.  The bodice has complete boning in all the...

Knit Vest

A knit vest for my son to jazz up his wardrobe a bit!  More photos and details on my blog.

McCalls Coat

This coat was sewn by my 14 year old daughter.  More photos on my blog

Oversized Coffee Sack Tote

A unique overiszed tote made with a genuine coffee sack and lined with a striped canvas.

Tailgate Tote

Upcycle your favorite sweatshirt into a fun tote - perfect for tailgate season!

"Daddy" Baby Quilt

This quilt is for my nephew's baby.  It's made from my pattern using a 3 x 3 grid of his t-shirts.  The backing is a super-cuddly fabric from Joann.

Oversized Beach Tote Striped

A great oversized tote - perfect for beach towels, picnic blankets or sweatshirts!

T-Shirt Memory Quilt

I have made dozens of t-shirt quilts for nieces, nephews and friends.  Now I have made the first for one of my own children!

Simplicity 2398 Formal Gown

In a lovely crepe-backed satin from Jo-Ann

Oversized Beach Tote Black and White

An oversized beach tote.  This can hold 10 towels!

T-Shirt Necklace

I had fun playing with t-shirt scraps and some jewelry findings to make some simple necklaces! 

Make a Coffee Bag Apron

The folks over at Donkee House have some amazing, authentic coffee bags that can be the starting point for many creative projects including totes and pillows.  The design is unisex and would...

Retro Mod Style Valance

This valance, made of Kelly's Lamp fabric, will punch up the design in any room. Reminiscent of the styles of the 1960s, this fun fabric will add an element of retro style to any room!

Jessica McClintock Simplicity 3878

A formal dress for my daughter.

Amy Butler Patchwork Handbag

From Amy Butler's "In Stitches" book.  More details and additional photos here:

Capri Sun Tote Bag

Always fun!  A Capri Sun tote bag.

Original Stash Bag for Mittens

Introducing the original Stash Bags – a practical, but pretty way to manage your household items.  These Mitten Stash Bags are a perfect way to store or carry your winter...

Original Stash Bag for Storage

A great way to store supplies near where you need them - on a door handle or on a hook by the back door.  The drawstring could also be pulled to tote the items wherever you go! The mesh allows...

Christmas Plaid Mommy and Me Apron

This is a kid-sized apron with a bias cut bodice and green accent ties.

Reversible Fabric Headband

Reversible fabric headband

Mother's Apron

An apron that coordinates with a little girl's apron.

Kid's Apron

A kid's apron that fits many sizes.

Reversible Fabric Headband

A fun fabric headband.  Fabric is a Metro fabric from Contemporary Cloth.  

Not Your Granny's Apron

This simple, one-size-fits-most apron is a modern classic!  Modern – the fabric is fun and fresh (Metro from Contemporary Cloth).  Classic – the style is simple and...

Messenger Bag

My third version of this bag using a heftier interfacing and Modern Flora fabric from Contemporary Cloth.

Save Our Planet Tote

This sturdy tote bag is made from a 7 oz. canvas.  If its message speaks to you then let this bag speak for you!  This Save Our Planet fabric (from Contemporary Cloth) makes a...

Hippie T-Shirt Quilt

This is a t-shirt quilt for a high school graduate.  The contrast fabric is Hippie Chicks from Contemporary Cloth.

Go Green Tote

My 13 yo daughter was inspired by all the bags she saw in NYC and tried her hand at quilting a bag.  She grabbed my "Go Green" fabric (Contemporary Cloth) and stash and went to town.  She...

Vogue 8407 Travel Bag

A fun bag to sew.

recent comments

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Felted Bag Book

Would love this!

Re: Wine cork tray

Very cute! I have a bunch of corks and want to make something like this or a bulletin board.

Re: Book Giveaway: Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia

Fantastic! I can't wait to see this book! Thanks!

Re: Which holiday do you like to sew for and why?

I'm not sure that I have a favorite holiday to sew for. I do know that I do not like sewing for Halloween....I'm not sure if it's knowing that the costume will not be used much (although when my kids were little the costumes went right into their dress up boxes) or if it was having a deadline. As soon as I have a deadline, sewing becomes work and not as much fun!

Re: Ivory strapless dress with plaid accent

I think this is a great dress! I love the plaid accent! Great job.


Fabulous dress and fab model!

Re: Book Giveaway: Design-It-Yourself Clothes

This looks great! Thanks!

Re: My Little Black Dress

Very sharp dress - love it!

Re: bronze guitar string braclet with sheet music paper beads

Very creative and pretty!

Re: Book Giveaway - Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps

Wow, beautiful!

Re: Hippie T-Shirt Quilt

elizaleigh - Thank you! I will check it out. I am unsure if there is a way to contact you directly on this site so I'm posting here for lack of a better way.

Re: Book Giveaway: Kanzashi In Bloom

This is wonderful - the cover is beautiful. Thanks for the fun contest!

Re: How to Make an Argyle Fleece Throw

What a great pattern! I can't wait to try it.