English paper piecing is a method of hand quilting accomplished by sewing bits of fabric around cut out pieces of paper, and then sewing those together to form a quilt. Since I wish there was a little more fabric in my crafty life, today’s tutorial is an intro to the basics of English paper piecing and how to make a flower applique for jazzing up a tote bag.
West Coast Love & A free pattern!
Check out a super fun new book featuring 20 embroidery designs inspired by the west coast!
I’ll be spending this weekend on a trip, hopefully getting some much-needed R&R, and maybe sneaking in a bit of knitting & crochet while I’m at it. I’ve got a couple of ideas in the works for some springier patterns, and I really want to get a sock knit along going! Anybody out there got tips for how to host the chillest, yet most interesting sock KAL around? I knit to relax and want to host this soon-to-happen KAL in that same zen spirit. Please don’t hesitate to email or comment with thoughts on what you think works (or doesn’t) – I’m dying to know!
My top picks of the week range from sweet & tangy pretzels to cute crafts with pencils.
Best Back to School DIY Ideas
My favorite back to school-themed DIYs for grown ups.
DIY accessories, embroidery patterns, giant flowers, giant origami, and much more.
Little Fox Embroidery (with pattern!)
Check out this quick, springy project featuring an adorable little fox!
Needle Felted Conversation Heart
Check out my latest tutorial for The Good Weekly!
Nordic Needle Store Tour
Take a look at Nordic Needle, a craft supply store and wholesaler located in Fargo, ND.