Russian Doll


Have you seen these super sweet sewing kits? They are the most adorable little Russian doll pouches each filled with  3-1/2 inch scissors, 25 inch tape measure, 1 needle threader, 1 seam ripper 4 snap fasteners, polyester thread, 4 shirt buttons, 3 hand needles, 6 head pins and 6 safety pins. These make the perfect gifts for a little girl who wants to sew or to add to her sewing basket.  Who am I kidding though I have one in my own sewing cupboard….
Needle Case

They come in blue, pink & red and you can order one by clicking on the picture below.


Thrifty Thursday….Quilted Village

Quilted Village

Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is the Quilted Village complete pattern set.

Our Quilted Village has great folkart appeal, just as the quaint small town squares found on a drive through the countryside. Join us in building your own quilted village around a center patchwork “green”.

Designed by Janet Miller for The City Stitcher the set includes twelve patterns. The village may be appliqued or paper foundation pieced. Add embellishments to the quilt by using silk ribbon embroidery for tree leaves, fruit, grapes & berries, flowers & birds. Directions include a choice of stitching methods & patterns. Finished quilt measures 57″ x 60″.  Our regular price is $82.50. Todays Thrifty Thursday price is only $41.25.  Click Here to order yours today! SOLD OUT!

Quilted Village blocks

Sew and Tell….Alida’s Resolution

Alidas Quilts

Alida decided that this year she was going to “get stuff done”. She’s had some projects hanging around that she’s put off finishing for various reasons and decided that it was time to stop making excuses.  She enlisted the help of our Marla to do the quilting. The following three quilts she can now check off the list.  January has seen a fantastic start.

The first is a panel made with Dr. Suess fabrics.Quilt 3 Dr Suess Quilt 3 Dr Suess close up


The second is very soft and pretty.
Quilt 1
Quilt 1 close up
The third is a Berenstain Bears quilt kit we once carried and Alida added borders to make it bigger.Quilt 2 bearenstein Bears
Quilt 2 bearenstein Bears close up

Great job Alida, thanks for sharing and best of luck to you for finishing more UFO’s this year.