I’ve joined the weird, wonderful world of Periscope! It’s a live-streaming app that allows you to interact. I honestly have no idea what I’m doing but I’ve been using it and I really like it. I’ve added a link in the sidebar of my website that not only links to my Periscope but tells you when I’m live broadcasting so you can watch on the web. This afternoon, I shared some peeks at Modern Style for Girls on Periscope and… Read more »

If you’re on social media with other quilters/sewers, you’ve probably been watching as many of them prepare to descend on Austin, Texas, for QuiltCon 2015. New bags and outfits have been made, buttons prepped for swapping, #HelloQuiltCon introductions made. Like me, maybe you’re relegated to watching not just the QuiltCon prep but the entire event unfold on social media. What’s a non-QuiltCon attendee to do? Since you’re already going to be “liking” and  commenting on the flood of pictures that… Read more »

As cool as it is to have a book of my own, I have to admit that I probably squealed even louder when my contributor copy of Sewn Hats arrived on my doorstep. There’s just something incredibly fun about seeing your name alongside those of some of your favorite sewing friends. It’s kind of like those old Mickey Rooney movies when all the kids got together to put on a show. Carla Crim aka The Scientific Seamstress may just be… Read more »

One of the hardest things about writing a book was not being able to tell anyone what I was doing. Luckily for me, the fabulous Jessica Levitt was also hard at work on her first title for Stash Books, so we did the secret handshake and got to do a little private cheering for each other. Of course, that just made it all the more painful to have to wait for her book to come out. I have been a… Read more »

I’ve been trying to stretch myself a bit creatively this year, tackling new and different projects in an effort to broaden my horizons. I came across Christy Tomlinson‘s She Art Workshop and decided it was just the thing I was looking for. I started working on Week 1 this week (I had time on my hands with contractors upstairs, repairing our roof and water-damaged kitchen ceiling) and I am loving it! I’ve long admired collage/mixed media art but the actual… 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 »

Well, of course I think *all* of you are winners. All 504 of you. Holy cow! I am so overwhelmed by the number of comments on this giveaway. Seriously. And so many of you had such kind things to say about the book and the giveaway…it really warmed my heart. You have no idea. Thank you. <3 But enough of that mush — y’all want to know who is getting all these goodies! Congratulations, Madeline!

I have been working on this giveaway forever. Like, since I started working on Little Girls, Big Style. I have always loved hosting giveaways and this one is even more special to me for rather obvious reasons. And I’m especially excited to be taking part in Sew, Mama, Sew’s annual Giveaway Day (be sure to check out the link and see all the amazing blogs/shops taking part). Here’s what you’ll be winning from me: • An autographed copy of Little… Read more »