Blend Fabrics Katie Birds for Spring Quilt Show!

Blend Fabrics Katie Birds for Spring Quilt Show!

I was asked to make another round of Katie Birds for Blend Fabrics!  These fabrics, called Flutter & Float, are perfect for bird pillow!   Very pretty and whimsical The Katie Bird pattern is fun for showing off pretty prints since it is simple and not too busy.  But is also adds some character that a simple square pillow can’t possible offer!  I  hope you will try it out sometime When you use nice high quality fabrics like these from...

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A Dozen Chicks

A Dozen Chicks

It’s no secret I have chicken envy.  I know that I can’t have chickens again this year- we have a new dog, travel plans, and honestly, I can’t stand dealing with chicken poop.  But I love the idea of a pretty little chicken coop and heirloom varities of chickens laying beautiful brown eggs.  Anne’s piano teacher has new chicks and is keeping them in her kitchen in a box for a few weeks.  The kids and I enjoyed looking at...

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Feeling Springy! Bunnies… in the Gingercakesews shop!

Feeling Springy!  Bunnies… in the Gingercakesews shop!

It has been a long time since I actually sewed something to sell in my GingercakeSews shop!  But I am back on it and couldn't resist making bunnies from this super sweet vintage sheet fabric.   I had a great time sewing these up last week and remembered how fun it is to sew for your etsy shop.  I couldn't descide which color bow/ ears to make, so I chose to make yellow, orange AND pink.   My little miss likes...

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Bunnies and Price Tags

Bunnies and Price Tags

Another new thing I made for the handmade arcade was some small bunnies.  Perfect for a little extra gift for a baby shower or (of course) in the easter basket next spring.  To me bunnies are equally baby as much as they are easter so I figured a few for this December show wouldn't hurt!  Plus, they are super cute and I couldn't resist making a few of them. If you already own this quick and easy pattern, just print out...

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More About the Pom Pom Owl Purses

More About the Pom Pom Owl Purses

This weekend I am doing the Handmade Arcade again.  This will be my 4th time doing the show!  Before you think I am total nut doing a craft show only a few weeks after having a baby, I made all my stuff back in Septmeber and I am happily resisting the urge to sew a single other item before the show.  It feels so wierd to have a show in only 2 days and not doing any last minute stressy sewing.  When I say wierd, I mean it...

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Another show under my belt

Another show under my belt

While I am sewing up items for a show I often wonder why I am making the effort.  Creating patterns is much more my thing buisness wise and sewing for fun is more my thing creative wise.  But doing a show once or maybe twice a year does improve your sewing skills and sometimes opens doors to new ideas and opportunities. My wonderful friend Amy Frank and I did this show together.  It was in Eaglesmere PA which is a historical...

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Lola Owl with pom poms

Lola Owl with pom poms

My sweet neice Avery just had her 7th birthday.  I have been wanting to make her an owl bag since she loves to accessorize.  I bought a bunch of pom poms from Pick your Plum a few weeks ago.  This was my first time working with poms poms! I used vintage modern fabric by Bonnie & Camille and a pink duck cloth for the body.  I found the pom poms a little more challenging than I thought they would be but worth the extra...

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A Shared Nursery by AnnKelle

A Shared Nursery by AnnKelle

A few months ago, Kelle Boyd asked me to sew up a couple of my pillows for a shared sibling nursery she was doing for chic & cheap nurseries.  She chose the farbics and sent them to me.  Angela Crutcher took these beautiful pictures for Kelle. I love the grey walls and all the mix of textures.  Didn't she do a beautiful job??  Head over to her blog to see all the links for the linens and decor she used.  I...

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Minis in the Shop

Minis in the Shop

I felt the need to stock up my Gingercakesews Etsy shop.  Just some mini crayon folios but once I got started I ended up making 9.  They are so fast and simple!  I should have followed my own instructions though since I added the flap to the wrong side!  Darn that over confidence!  They are still cute and fun though but would have looked a little nicer with the flap on the pad side- not the lumpy crayon side!...

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Gingercake Sews is Stocked up!

Gingercake Sews is Stocked up!

I loaded up my gingercake sews shop!  If I was really organized I would have had this done a few weeks ago to be ready for early Holiday shoppers but there is still plenty of time!   I also have some crayon folios that will go in there as soon as the sun comes out and I can take pictures!   Hopefully, in between making sweet potato casserole and helping the kids write a newspaper (about nice family gossip!), I will also be...

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