I may officially be the last person to blog about Quilt Market. Seriously, I’ve been home more than two weeks and still haven’t finished scanning in my pics. Instead of waiting for the planets to align and that to happen, I’m going to just dive in with a few pics and my thoughts on some things I saw there. Above is the view from our hotel room in SLC as the sun rose our last morning there. The weather was… Read more »

I’m honored to kick off Bari J.‘s Inspired to Sew blog tour today. Her new book is a beautiful work filled with her signature style and projects I can’t wait to make (and I think you’ll want to sew them, too). Bari’s asked each blog tour host to share what inspires us to sew. Here’s my story: My mother and daughter share a dimpled chin, a love of crafting and a huge part of my heart — and credit for… Read more »

Me with Bari and Jona at International Quilt Market, Houston, October 2010 Before I wrote a book, I had no idea what it really entailed. The blood, sweat, tears and lack of sleep? No clue. I also didn’t know it would connect me with some amazing people, some I already knew but others I’ve met along the way. When it was time to pull together this little thing they call a blog book tour, I hoped some of those fun… Read more »

This weekend kicks off something of a mini book tour for Little Girls, Big Style. While it’s not on the level of a World Domination Tour, maybe I can consider it an Atlanta+Alabama Introduction Tour. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited (and nervous!) I am. It’s kind of the next step in this whole writing-a-book gig but it’s still a little surreal. Fortunately, I’ll get to see some friends and family along the way, which is sure… Read more »

On Monday night, Honey and I drove into town to attend the premiere of The Candy Shop at the Fox Theatre. I first wrote about my work on the film back in August and have been counting down the days until the movie was ready, eager to see the final product. We held hands in the darkened theater and watched this beautiful, terrible film come to life. Still from The Candy Shop by Whitestone Motion Pictures. Costume sewn by me…. Read more »

I totally swooned when I saw that Liberty of London was coming to Target. And while I couldn’t help but buy two sweet little outfits for Miss L, I found nothing for me to wear. Sure, there are plenty of dresses and tops — but the styles are not flattering to my figure and I’m not a huge fan of polyester. I eyed the dresses in the girls’ department, thinking some of them looked rather roomy. Roomy enough to make… Read more »

My spring and summer reading list continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Here are a few titles I can’t wait to dive into: 1. The Polymer Clay Cookbook I’m a little embarrassed to admit that Santa brought me this book (along with most of the supplies to use with it) and I’ve yet to make one project from it. I just love all the jewelry ideas (it’s even got a bacon-and-egg ring!) and think they’d be great gifts for… Read more »

I’m back after a whirlwind trip to PIttsburgh for the International Quilt Market, spring edition. My friend Sarah let me tag along with her to shop for Intown Quilters and I had the best time! It was kind of a quick-n-dirty trip because both of us had a lot of stuff going on with our families right now, but I think we made every moment count. I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to approach my Market round-up… Read more »