Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hello again...

I realize that things have been really quiet around here but that doesn't mean I have been making.  Quite the opposite in fact!  I have made a lot (and shared on instagram) but when it came to sharing it here I kept putting it off and then I felt like I couldn't share because the projects were old news.  But I have decided to go back and share the things I've made...the mini quilts for swaps, the market sewing, the quilts for my kids, the clothes...because this place is a record for me, where I have more details about my projects than you can find in a small square picture.

So, without further procrastination here is the first of several post to share what has been made.

This past spring I had the opportunity to meet Amy Sinibaldi.  She and her family had recently relocated to Virginia and I had reached out to welcome them because I know what it's like to move across country and begin the process of getting settled in a new community.  I was honored when she asked me to sew up a couple of knit garments for her Quilt Market booth.   Amy created Art Gallery's first holiday line, which you can see more of in the Little Town Lookbook.

Since I was working with knits and I knew it was a holiday inspired line, I looked for patterns that I could imagine a my daughter wearing while opening Christmas presents. I found a pattern for some super simple leggings on  The pink pair are a size 4 and with only one pattern piece they were a breeze to put to. The blue pair with the cute little faces are a size 2 that had to be shortened a bit due to limited fabric, so I added ribbed knit cuffs for a bit of detail. 

This top is made from the a tutorial that Jess of Craftiness is Not Optional did several years ago.  It's the Scrunch Top.  It's super cute and looks totally comfortable, I might need to figure out how to make it adult sized.  I love the cuff detail and the shirring at the waist.

I'm not sure how I found this cute peplum top but it is also a free pattern that can be found on  I made a 12-18 month size which is a free pattern but Abby the patterns designer does have some adorable paid patterns including a similar peplum in larger sizes.

Thanks for reading along.  I'll be back in a couple of days with a post about a  mermaid mini quilt I made recently.


  1. Those are super cute and look so comfortable.

    1. Art Gallery's knits are super soft! I got some yardage now that it's available and will definitely be making some things for my daughter and I.


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