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A bag full of leather scraps

In my town, straight down the road from our house, there’s a small shoemaker’s shop still in business. It has a charmingly decorated store front with huge Monstera plants and a bit of the shoemaker’s equipment on display. It’s just like a time capsule – a man still making a living from creating custom shoes by hand. I know, I…

Caturday pillow

I’ve been on a paper piecing kick this summer! Phases like this usually  set in after I’ve finished a couple of traditionally pieced quilts. In true fashion I made some baby quilts in spring and since felt drawn to smaller projects that include more precise designs. I’d never have the patience to make a bigger quilt with the paper piecing technique, but…

Forest Floor – wall hanging / play mat

This project takes me back to the roots (how fitting!) of my quilting journey. Before I owned a sewing machine I would sew little projects by hand. One of my favourite things to make were bird mobiles (after a free bird pattern that was since taken down – here‘s the full story on it). I…