Phoenix Plushie – Assembly Tips

I love the creative community that Spoonflower fosters and their weekly design contests. Creating the Phoenix Plushie for their Mythical Creatures Plushie design contest was a particularly rewarding challenge as I had to brush off 3D pattern skills I hadn’t used in a while. I created the prototype using...


Spoonflower Design Challenge Winner

Totally excited that my entry into the Spoonflower Design Challenge for making a Cat Damask was voted #1. Thrilled to be exact. I had so much fun creating the design and was super happy with how it turned out. I think my illustrative style is perfect (or should I...


$1,000 Socks

Socks.¬†I’ve always had my favorites, the ones that stay up the best, the warmest, the best with certain shoes, the best for house lounge time, but I hadn’t thought much about how they were made until I sat down to knit a pair. Wow, that takes some time and...


Steps to Making a Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

What I most enjoy about quilt patterns/design are the variations – endless. For a second Disappearing Nine Patch Flannel Quilt I was much more systematic in how I organized the layout and the look is entirely different from the quilt I created just a few months ago using the...


Disappearing Nine Patch Flannel Quilt

The Disappearing Nine Patch pattern is terrific for flannel. I find that flannel fabrics are more prone to stretching and distortion during cutting and sewing so can be frustrating to piece, however the Disappearing Nine Patch with its easy cuts and straight seams works great. I really wanted to make...