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My newest book! Quilting Simplified debuts!

Quilting Simplified: Fresh designs and easy instructions for beginners

Quilting Simplified: Fresh designs and easy instructions for beginners

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 it’s a great way to use up fabric scraps. When I decided to make my first quilt, I knew there was no way it was going to be as good as the experts, so I always kept my ears and eyes open for techniques that were beginner-friendly and foolproof. I’ve been using them for years to help me get the quilts I wanted without a lot of the headache. So in this book you’ll find all the skills you need to get started quilting, from the tried-and-true basics to underrated tips that shave hours off your sewing time.

Inside are 8 quilt projects with a modern, fresh feel. This type of style I think is great for beginners because mistakes can look purposeful and improvising is encouraged. If you’re more experienced and know exactly what you want, each project also comes with the fabric requirements to make the quilts in every other blanket size, from baby to king.

So if you’re still curious, you can check out more info about the book or see purchase details if you think it might be something for you 😀


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A new book! Awesome Duct Tape Projects!

Awesome Duct Tape Projects: More Than 50 Projects Including Washi, Masking, & FrogTape

Awesome Duct Tape Projects: More Than 50 Projects Including Washi, Masking, & FrogTape

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 for you.

It’s no surprise that duct tape is a really popular medium right now, and this book has a huge selection of projects. There are lots of classics with a twist as well as some new ideas you might not have seen before. All of these are spread between 20 step by step projects and a huge idea gallery that’s sure to have something you’ll love. In the getting started section it goes over basic skills that will be helpful for whatever project you come up with, as well as some decorating ideas that you can apply to whatever sticks. If you’re still curious, you can check out more details about it on the main book page.

So if you’ve also been swept up in the duct tape craze, I hope you’ll give the book a look and see if it’s for you!


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

Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans: 15 Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects

Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans: 15 Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects

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” feature so you can see for yourself if the book is for you!

Of course many of you know how crazy I am for pixel art and old school video games, so getting a chance to blend that with the awesome art of Minecraft® just seemed natural! This book is directed at young kids, but any budding crafter that wants to see the world of Minecraft® come alive should love it. It’s filled with 15 step-by-step projects as well as a huge idea gallery of other projects for creations that are easy to jump into like duct tape, Perler beads, paper crafts, and painting techniques. The pixelated nature of the art means everything’s basically made from squares and cubes, making it so easy to recreate in real life and to adapt and change to your whims. The book features a load of patterns and charts that are easy to follow for making the projects, though you can swap out the charts and use them on different projects to suit your taste. For instance you can take the Cardboard Costume Head – while it’s shown as Steve, you can easily change the pixels and make it into a Creeper, Enderman, or Pig.

So if you love the look of pixel crafts or want to go into Creative Mode and make some Minecraft® items of your own, I hope you give the book a look and see if it suits you!

In the meantime, I’m working on launching some new free tutorials to show here! I hope you’ll check in later and I’ll likely have more nerdy and quirky things to show ♥