Completed: Alabama Chanin t-shirt

Completed: Alabama Chanin t-shirt

I had a white t-shirt in the size that my oldest daughter is currently wearing. Only problem: Plain white is definitely too boring to wear for her colourful tastes and she strongly rejected it. I thought of dying it a different colour, but then it would still be a...
Completed: Sienna Maker Jacket

Completed: Sienna Maker Jacket

Last summer I wanted to make a new coat and, after researching some patterns, settled on the Sienna maker jacket by Closet Core patterns. I traced and cut out the pattern pieces, ordered some fabric swatches, picked and ordered a lovely fuchsia canvas fabric and then...
Completed: Foldover backpack

Completed: Foldover backpack

My youngest daughter turned 3, and since I had made her older sister a backpack when she turned 3, it only seemed fair to make her one as well. So, I designed a waxed canvas foldover backpack that closes with a side release buckle. Fabrics and interfacing For the bag...
Hand quilting with young children

Hand quilting with young children

During the Christmas break I spent some time hand quilting small wholecloth quilts. It was mostly so I could do something creative while still spending time with my family when we were all at home. My daughter observed this and expressed her desire to try hand...