M&D 23: Kristin Rauch, Woolly Petals

Below are links to what Kristin and I talked about in our conversation. You can also find Kristin on instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Spoonflower at Woolly Petals.

Kristin Rauch of Woolly Petals, in front of her new Moonrise quilt - pattern available in her Etsy shop

Kristin Rauch of Woolly Petals, in front of her new Moonrise quilt - pattern available in her Etsy shop

Click here for Woolly Petals Website

Click here for Woolly Petals Website

Kristin sews on a Janome Memory Craft 9400. Click for link to Janome

Kristin sews on a Janome Memory Craft 9400. Click for link to Janome

The promo code to get 20% off Woolly Petals etsy shop is MakeandDecorate. Click the link below to go directly to the Woolly Petals etsy shop with code.

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This is a photo of my quilt kit bundle from Color Girl Fabrics. The Chambray essex linen in the back ground is from my stash.

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Click below to go to my YouTube videos of Quiltcon 2019!

M&D 16: Best Sewing Stuff 2018, Design & other updates, 2019 goals

Best Sewing Stuff of 2018

Wool Crewel Thread: Kristin Nicholas

Wool Crewel Thread: Kristin Nicholas

Precision Turning Tool: Sew Sweetness

Precision Turning Tool: Sew Sweetness

Bag Hardware: Emmaline Bags

Bag Hardware: Emmaline Bags

Cork Fabric: Sew Sweetness

Cork Fabric: Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness bundle of minikins 1 patterns

Sew Sweetness bundle of minikins 1 patterns

Adult Pajama pants pattern by: 5 Out Of 4 Patterns

Adult Pajama pants pattern by: 5 Out Of 4 Patterns

Ep. 10 Creating beautiful tablescapes, making host/hostess gifts

Below are photos of gifts I have made for client and/or host/hostess gifts.

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New "Mini-sode" Ep. 9 Sewing with Fleece, machine repair? and hot knife pumpkin carving

I am adding some new episodes to the in-between weeks of my Make and Decorate podcast. I call them “Mini-sodes”. This week I have a lot to chat about, I did some fleece sewing with my niece, Ava, then had my beloved Bernina machine in the repair shop, only to learn

Ep. 8 Sarah Clevenger, Musings of a Seamstress: Kenmore & Janome Machines

Ep. 7 Sew Sweetness Retreat Recap/Subscription boxes/Painting Interiors

On this episode I give a full recap of the Sew Sweetness Retreat I attended the last weekend of September. There was a guest instructor from Blue Calla Patterns, Celine Alleart, and we made a bag from her pattern, The Boronia Bowler Bag.  Sara Lawson was also an instructor, and we made the cute crossbody/messenger style bag from her pattern called the Satellite Bag.  

Also, I review a couple of subscription boxes I recently started, the fall FabFitFun box, and Grove Collaborative (all natural products)

I finish the episode with a segment on interior painting tips.  Many people in the northern hemisphere are heading back indoors and sprucing up their homes for the holidays.  Learn about paint quality, finishes and choosing colors for your home.  I talk about mostly Benjamin Moore paint, but also give tips on big box store paint lines, as well as introduce you to a high end natural pigment paint from the UK, Farrow and Ball.