I knew Christa Watson was a quilting superstar, but it wasn’t until I was able to have a face to face (via video call) conversation on this podcast episode, did I learn that Christa was also one of the most amazing people I have had the pleasure of speaking with. I do not say this lightly, because
We chat about it all - sewing, quilting, fabrics, Babylock and Bernina machines, and how she and co-owner, Jane, along with their invaluable team keep this
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.
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.
3-25 is my Birthday!
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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.
Click below to go to my YouTube videos of Quiltcon 2019!
On today's episode, I chat with Mister Domestic, Matthew Boudreaux. Mister Domestic has built a genuine community of
Happy Valentine’s Day! On today’s episode, I chat with Frances O’Rourk Dowell. Frances is a fiction novelist/author, mostly of young adult fiction, but also more recently, of Quilt Fiction. Some of you may have read Birds
Happy February!! Here we go - this new year has taken off at breakneck speed. In this minisode, I talk about current projects in my studio, and happy to report that
My podcast guest this week is Sara Lawson, from Sew Sweetness Patterns!!!! Sara is a bag pattern designer and has two weekly live facebook and youtube video shows, AND
Welcome back to Part 2 of my conversation with owner and creator of 5 out of 4 Patterns, Jessica Pierce. There is a small outtake of our pre-recording
Happy New Year Everybody!!!
On the first segment of this episode, I chat about
Best Sewing Stuff of 2018
On this mini-sode episode, I recap the previous Sugaridoo episode with some sources of craft shows with crochet, knitting, yarn and possible amigurumi for you to find in 2019. I also give a progress review on
Irene Staal of Sugaridoo is my guest today on Make and Decorate! I found the Sugaridoo YouTube channel earlier this year, and immediately subscribed. Irene’s YouTube channel is
This mini-sode is jam packed with tips, crafts, shopping and more! Check out the links below
Happy Thanksgiving! This is a super special episode with Podcaster, Stephanie Kendron from the Modern Sewciety Podcast. We have a great conversation about all things creative and inspiring from sewing machines, to fabrics to podcasts.
The above photos are tablescapes - one is my own table :) the rest luxe tables are of clients.
You can find ready made table linens to use as is or embelish a little for your own custom look.
Below are photos of gifts I have made for client and/or host/hostess gifts.
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
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.
Have you ever taught a kid how to sew, quilt or craft? We often hear from adults on how to teach children how to sew and craft, but on this episode, we get a glimpse of what it is like to be a kid learning how to sew from my 10 year old niece, Ava. I started teaching Ava to sew when she was a wee 5 year old, and since then she has learned how to