Crafting · Patterns · Sewing

Good Mews Cat Appliqué PDF Pattern

I originally created this elegant cat appliqué pattern when I wanted something special for a quick “poodle” skirt to wear to a sock hop. Dogs aren’t really my thing, but cats are! “Good Mews” – this appliqué design can add style and personality to your next project, as well.I kept the design simple, with the… Continue reading Good Mews Cat Appliqué PDF Pattern

California · North America · Travel

An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica

If you’d asked me a year ago what I thought about spending a long weekend in Santa Monica, California, I probably wouldn’t have been very excited. I grew up in the LA area, and going back as a tourist has never made my list. Anything can change with the right enticement, however.  For me, that… Continue reading An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica

Paris · Restaurants · Travel

Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

I have a little tradition when I’m in Paris. Every morning, I seek out a different bakery and buy a croissant (or two). With just 10 days to spend in Paris, I knew that at most I could only sample a baker’s dozen of croissants. This time I wanted to take notes in case I… Continue reading Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

Crafting · Paper Crafts

A Travel Journal for England and Paris

*Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. For big trips like my recent one to England and Paris, I like to take along… Continue reading A Travel Journal for England and Paris

Crafting · Patterns · Pincushions · Sewing

Little Hexies Pincushion PDF Pattern

I fell in love with English Paper Piecing a couple of years ago, and in particular with hexies. I started a number of projects (as I do.. ) but finished a few pincushions using little hexies in a variety of bright prints. They’re my favorite pincushions in my studio, and several have been gifted to new… Continue reading Little Hexies Pincushion PDF Pattern