Neptune & The Mermaid by TokyoMilk for Free Spirit Fabrics

Free Spirit recently sent out an email to retailers about a new collection called Neptune & the Mermaid.  Although I’m no longer a retailer, I still enjoy the sneak peeks and excitement of up-and-coming fabric collections.  Early this year, though, a particular collection stole my attention right away:  Neptune & The Mermaid by TokyoMilk. I’m … Read More

Banana Split – Block 8 for the Sweet Treats QAL Raw Edge Appliqué

Finally, finally, finally!  I can finally share block 8 for the Sweet Treats QAL.  Banana Split is the theme this (last) week, and I worked so hard to get it published before now.  BUT I ended up having to buy a new sewing machine which wasn’t in the plans for this month.  I worked really … Read More

Popsicles- Block 6 for the Sweet Treats QAL (beginner-friendly raw edge appliqué blocks)

Woohoo!  We’re halfway through the Sweet Treats QAL with block 6, the popsicles block.  With their size it seems to also be appropriate to call them suckers or lollipops (depending on where you’re from, I guess) but either way these are quick and easy.  You can choose a rainbow of colors and use up lots … Read More

Darn Good Yarn of the Month Subscription – Fair Trade & Supporting Women Across the World!

Today I received my very first Darn Good Yarn of the Month subscription package in the mail.  (Insert angels singing here!).  Usually $20/month, you can get this package for only $10/month plus shipping when you subscribe on a month-to-month basis.  Click here to view the yarn of the month page!  Now, I was expecting yarn … Read More

Blueberry Pie for the Sweet Treats QAL – Block 5

Hey everyone!  I hope your week went well.  TGIF, right?!  This week’s block is simple and cute, with options to add a little extra frill if you’re in the mood for some hand embroidery.  As much as I wanted to, I just couldn’t find the extra time while trying to finish up two crochet projects, … Read More