A new book! Wonderful One-Block Quilting!

Hi everyone! Some exciting news 😀 I have a new book that’s released recently! It’s called Wonderful One-Block Quilting and is kind of a spiritual companion to Quilting Simplified. It’s a great book for beginners to quilting, but this one focuses on patchwork projects that can then be transformed into quilts. Just like Quilting Simplified, it covers all the uncommon and underrated techniques that I’ve … Continue reading A new book! Wonderful One-Block Quilting!

I’ve got a new book! Pixel Craft with Perler Beads!

Hot on the tails of my other short & sweet summer craft books like Awesome Duct Tape Projects and Craft Projects for Minecraft, there’s Pixel Craft with Perler Beads! It’s a one-stop resource of over 50 patterns, 6 fully-photographed step-by-step projects, and over 20 idea gallery projects for Perler beads, Hama, Artkal, Nabbi — or other fun melty beads. The designs range from cute and … Continue reading I’ve got a new book! Pixel Craft with Perler Beads!

My newest book! Quilting Simplified debuts!

Though my posts have been a little less frequent as of late, I do have something to show for it! Officially up for sale is my latest book, Quilting Simplified. It’s a great beginners book for those that want to give modern quilting a try but have been too intimidated to do so. I’ve been quilting for nearly as long as I’ve been sewing, because … Continue reading My newest book! Quilting Simplified debuts!

A new book! Awesome Duct Tape Projects!

I have another result of my semi-hiatus for the first part of the year! While I was gone I was also working on this fun book on duct tape 😀 It’s been up for sale for a little while, but it’s officially released on Amazon now, complete with the “Look Inside” feature so you can take a peek at the projects to see if it’s … Continue reading A new book! Awesome Duct Tape Projects!

A new book! Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans!

I’m back again with more of the fruits of my semi-hiatus! Another project I’ve been working on while I’ve been so inactive this year is this fun book inspired by the awesome stuff of Minecraft®! It’s been up for sale for a little bit now, but I wanted to be sure to share it here when it was on Amazon with the full “Look Inside” … Continue reading A new book! Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans!

Enlarging Book Patterns – 3 Methods

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Do you often see craft books where the patterns are printed right inside the pages, including a little note in the corner saying “Enlarge by xxx%”? A decent portion of my craft books have the patterns printed as such, and I often get asked how to handle this situation. I know when I’ve written my books, I wanted to include patterns that were big and detailed – but unfortunately when sewing patterns get so large it’s difficult to include them in a printed book without shrinking them down first. I thought I would let you all know the methods I use to enlarge patterns so you won’t be confused by those little directions anymore, and you’ll be sure to find a method that works best for you!

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Sew Me! Basics & Home Décor Debuts!

My newest set of books, called the Sew Me! series recently released! It’s been available for preorder for a bit, but now it’s fully in stock and available for you all to buy! These latest books are written especially for beginning sewers! I actually don’t personally have many friends that know how to sew, so I wrote things books while personally considering all of my … Continue reading Sew Me! Basics & Home Décor Debuts!

Happy Hobbit Day! Bonus Pattern: The Sting Plush

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Happy Hobbit Day everyone! Today marks the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins ^w^! With the newest The Hobbit movie installment coming out soon and my undying love for second breakfast, it seemed silly not to celebrate 😀 As you might know, I held a giveaway where I gave out this little cutie about a month ago, since I knew for a while that I wanted to do something special for Hobbit Day 😀 So I’m very glad I finally get a chance to share the tutorial with you! The sword shape is very simple to do with just a bit of appliqué and some stuffing, but the real kicker is the bit of satin stitching I did in glow-in-the-dark thread to simulate Sting’s ability to glow blue when orcs are near >w< Hopefully you’ll give the pattern a try whether you have special thread or not – it’s just perfect for pillow fights!

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