Category Archives: Crafty Things


I saw on Instagram recently that someone had made hot pads out of old jeansand bias tape. Since I’d just blown the behind out of my favorite Levi’s, I decided to give it a go. Here’s my first attempt. And … Continue reading

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Canadian Smocking

Since I picked up this pillow at the thrift shop, I’ve done a bit of research. I purchased a pattern on Etsy to make one like this. I found that this type of smocking is called Canadian smocking. I found … Continue reading

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Leather Pouch

Thank you for all of your comments on our reupholstery project! After working on that, I came home anxious to try a small leather project myself. I bought a bag of leather scraps a while back at Good Will so … Continue reading

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Two Tiny Finishes for Friday

If you follow me on Instagram (@katyquilts), then you’ve seen my progress on this little quilt this week. This started life as a vintage block from my stash. I only had this one, but thought it would make a perfect … Continue reading

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Burp Cloths

Our fifth grandson is due this week! I’m ever so excited to meet Tiny E. Daughter #1 asked me to make some burp cloths for him. These are so easy. You can probably find a free pattern online. I can’t … Continue reading

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Notebooks for My Littles

While talking to Big L and Little L last week, they told me they wanted notebooks. Well, Nana can fix that! I made these notebook covers and embroidered their names on them. Y embroidery machine and I don’t always get … Continue reading

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Another Use for my Accuquilt Cutter!

My sweet grandsons are here for the weekend. They love to be in the sewing room! So I decided to cut some felt shapes that they could play with on my design . I cut several layers of felt at … Continue reading

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