A T. Rex Dressed As Elizabeth I

For Halloween this year, Tiny the T. rex decided to be Elizabeth I of England. She looked through books until she found a dress she liked (the jewel encrusted gown of the Ditchley portrait), then asked her Aunt Rexie if she could help her with her costume. Aunt Rexie took one look, sighed, and then got... Continue Reading →

Past Projects: Beaded Pony

Before I made my Sorrow Angel, I made this little beaded pony. I love the pony's chunky shape and stubborn feel of her stance. I made the body with machine-quilted fabric, then hand-stitched beads on over the quilting lines to get the flower design. To give the static pose more energy, I used wire for... Continue Reading →

Practice Makes Possibilities

When it comes to starting a new sewing or knitting project, I usually just dive in. I don't want to take the time to check my knitting gauge or practice my quilting design, although I often do. A quick test can save me time and materials. But I avoid extended practice because I don't feel like... Continue Reading →

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