Friends- I am exhausted!! The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activity… getting the ebook out, and then getting an entire membership site up and running in about 3 weeks!! I really need a vacation… Saturday we decided to get away just for a day to one of our favorite spots, Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I always love it there, but there’s something special about it in the Fall!
We did a little shopping and hiking, and Alfie came along, too! He enjoys walking and hiking- It was a bit chilly in the morning, so he donned his pumpkin sweater- isn’t he handsome?
We hiked along a beautiful creek. We only passed one person the entire time, so it was very peaceful… enjoy the scenery and relaxing sound: (more…)
UPDATE: The initial membership in The Art of Home Club is now closed, but the E-Book is still available. We will open the memberships back up again in January. If you would like to be informed when we open the memberships back up again then please fill out the form below:
You can purchase just the Everything Patterns ebook, OR you can purchase the Everything Patterns ebook PLUS a Charter Subscription to the Club.
Both of these options will be available for 7 days only! October 11-17, 2016
The Everything Patterns Ebook is just $15.95 and contains:
-Over 50 pages of patterns, PLUS 2 pages of borders and corner patterns
-Printable Stitch Guide
-Idea sheet for using your patterns
-A guide for resizing patterns if necessary
-3 Sewing Projects with ideas for altering the project to suit your mood or the seasons
-2 Simple Paper Projects (great for kids and adults)
-Over 80 pages of patterns, projects, and tips!!!! (more…)
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The fifth block for Maggie’s First Dance Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.) (more…)
Today is the day I am sharing my video tutorial for using watercolor pencils! I LOVE watercolor- whether in the form of a tube or a pencil. Watercolor pencil is an easy way to get that beautiful watercolor effect! I love painting watercolor illustrations, I love the way the paint acts on the paper and how it interacts with the water.
You can really be an “artiste” by using watercolor pencils with the Everything Patterns! Don’t feel intimidated- my video will walk you through it, and at the end of this post, I’ve listed resources for supplies.
I’m working super-hard to get the Everything Patterns ebook done for next week…. my original plan was to release it October 4, but I may have to push it just a bit later. I’ll keep you up to date through my newsletter. Thanks so much for sticking with me! (more…)
I have projects in 2 magazines right now! One I knew about…. and the other was a surprise!
The first is in the Fall 2016 Issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It is called Last Summer Breeze and it’s based on my block called Starlight (which appears in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 13):
I wanted to make a star block with no tricky Y seams, and this is it! Look at this quilt you can make- without the Y seams, it’s easy enough for a beginner! Stunning results, don’t you think? This quilt pattern is in the Fall 2016 issue: (more…)
Hey Everyone! I’m back with another video! Today, I’m sharing a video about how to use colored pencils with “Everything” Patterns. What’s an “Everything” Pattern, you may be asking? Well, click here for a video introduction.
In a few days, I’m going to show you how to use watercolor pencils- Oh, that is my favorite! You can use the Everything Patterns with watercolor pencils and be a real artiste!!! (more…)
Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about hand embroidery. There are 3 videos below! The first is brand new, and the second and third are videos that I shot a little while back (my hair is so long, and I look so young, lol).
This first video will be how to transfer your embroidery designs, and also how to use interfacing on the back of your embroidery:
Hey everyone! Special treat for you today, LOL! I’ve shot a video, talking about my new “Everything Patterns” e-book, which will be released soon!
This e-book will have over 50 embroidery/coloring patterns! This includes some continuing borders that you can use for the edging on a table cloth, on a table runner, the hem of a skirt or some cute curtains…. You will also get some corner designs which are great for napkins, table cloths, and quilt blocks and borders. Plus you will get a number of projects for both fabric and paper that you can use with the embroidery/coloring patterns. (In a future post, I will give you a sneak peak of some of the patterns included in the ebook.)
First of all, I’d like to thank you for the incredible response we had to the survey I sent out the other day! Wow! You guys had so many great ideas, and the feedback you gave will really help me with this new product I’m developing! I’ve got lots of ideas brewing! There’s still time to give us your opinions and ideas, just click here.
What a great time we had at Sew Along Day this past Saturday! We gave away lots of fun prizes, and people told me that they got a lot of sewing done- Yippee! We even had a “dance break” at the end! If you weren’t able to make it, click here to see what you missed! (more…)