Eight point star

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Someone hand pieced, and then hand quilted this double eight point star quilt. And then, decades later, I found it at my favourite local thrift shop. For $40 (*mind blowing*).

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All vintage fabrics. I could stare at it for hours.

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This is the only thing to do with your scraps, fellow sewing folk.

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If anyone ever wants to make my life, just surprise me by sending me some hand picked fat quarters and a mini pom pom tool in the mail.


I haven’t gotten my grubby little hands on this bad boy yet, what with all of the holiday crocheting, but rest assured, I will be making pom pom bunting.

Thank you my dear Andrea of the Hammera.



And here’s where I would have stayed had Obama lost the election. HA! Just (sort of) joking! I made a new duvet cover recently and here it is! I bought the fabric about two and a half years ago and for some reason, had not gotten around to putting it together until this past weekend.

Someone should tell my past self that making a duvet cover is like making a giant pillow case, and then the cumbersome amount of material might not have scared me off. I just eye balled the whole project. I barely even pinned anything. It took about three hours including the buttons and button holes. Home dec projects are always worth it.

The vintage quilt looks quite lovely on the new ruffle duvet if I do say so…

It’s winter. A cozy, clean bed is what you need. Duvet cover: check.


Blessingway flags

I just attended a blessing way where everyone wrote birthing messages on pieces of fabric and I sewed them into flags. I got the idea from Marianne at Elderberry Herbals.

They’re meant to be strung up outside your house when you’re in labour…

…but I think our girl might just put them up in her house – they’re pretty!


Look it

Go here for baby clothes eye candy/inspiration for all of you woodsy clothing sewers (Soor Plume).