Lizzy House on Crafty Planner podcast

Podcast Episode #30: Lizzy House

Somewhere along my sewing and quilting journey, I discovered Lizzy House. Her fabrics are whimsical, fun and beautifully colored. When I go to my stash to pull rainbow colors, I tend to gravitate to her fabrics. Between the cats in her Catnap fabric line, her pearl bracelets, Constellations fabric  or her Halloween line, Guising, I am not sure which is my …

November Bee Blocks {w.i.p.}

For the Modern Instagram Bee (Mod Insta Bee) based on the book Modern Bee, Steph wants a rainbow, disco-style Trellis Crossroads block.  Using Kona Silver as the background fabric, I looked for dance party explosion fabrics.  Somehow, my fabric stash lacks bright disco colors!  I went with lots of Lizzy House blenders, new Cotton and Steel with gold accents, and …

Purple Apron {w.i.p}

After my Sorbetto tank learning experience, I decided to enroll in an Apparel Construction class through the local community college district. For our first class assignment, we made pillowcases.  When I showed the Husband the pillowcase I made him, he couldn’t believe I had made him something.  Oh man!  Talk about guilt!!!  I better work on some more things for him.  🙂 …

Second Boxcar Tote and Divided Basket

You can read here all about how Jessica and I fell in love with the Boxcar Tote by Alexis Abegg of Green Bee patterns.  Jessica wanted her own Boxcar Tote out of Heather Bailey’s Up Parasol prints. Here is the finished Tote!   Fabrics Outside/Lining/Pockets: Heather Bailey’s Up Parasol Interfacing: Pellon Decor Bond 809 Snap: Gold magnet from Purse Supplies R Us Thread: Aurifil …

A tank and a top {finish.it.friday}

It feels great to get my WIPs (work in progress) projects done!!! My first finish is my dear Sorbetto top, which I wrote about here!  This was a really expensive muslin.  I learned quite a bit about trusting my instincts about patterns, sewing with voiles and bias binding.  Luckily, I am taking an apparel construction class so I hope to learn …

Halloween Mini by Crafty Planner

Halloween Spiderweb Mini Quilt

Although Halloween is not a big holiday for me, I LOVE the Guising line of fabric by Lizzy House. (photo by fabric worm) It seemed natural to make a mini quilt using spiderweb blocks with the Guising.  Using this tutorial by Sew Mama Sew, I cut different size strips of fabric.  (Am I the only one who gets nervous cutting …