Monthly Archives: January 2012

the ombre effect

Ombre is everywhere nowadays. And. I. Am. Loving it! I spotted these two DIY projects recently that are ombre-tastic (ooh, cheesy. sorry!).

DIY ombre gift tags from Say Yes to Hoboken

Ombre embroidery from Wild Olive


upcycling is the new black

I had an upcycling moment on Sunday. I turned this (a dangerously oversized 90’s sweater that has been in hiding for a decade)…

…into this. Total coziness.

It feels a bit Pottery Barn-esque. But without the price tag :)

finished quilt top

My first finished quilt top of the year!

Now, I did start this quilt sometime late-ish last year. But it’s one of those projects that I started and then totally forgot about thanks to the holidays. But I went on a quilting bender last weekend and finished it up finally.


It’s the perfect size for a lap quilt. I can’t wait to finish. But first up is a little straight line quilting and some scrappy binding.

fabric love

I had been waiting not-so-patiently for the Ruby Star Shining fabric line to come out. After stalking several fabric shops, I gleefully snapped up some yardage of the typewriters fabric for myself. It is amazing! And even prettier in person than it is in pictures.

Then I saw this Paris map fabric. Perfection! I’ll take some. And then I thought, “Why stop now?” I could always do with some more Nani Iro fabric.

Fabric shopping is a slippery slope.

Melody Miller for Kokka, Ruby Star Shining, Typewriters Turquoise
Moda 3 Sisters Etchings Paris Map Aqua
Nani Iro Japanese Fuccra