Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Cupcakes

Completely non-quilting related, but I recently took a "cupcake couture" class and thought I would share my creations with you!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Vintage Sewing Machines

I have been collecting vintage/antique sewing machines for a long time, I have so many of them now! Some of them have their original foot pedals and still sew! Others do not work, or are missed parts, or are even gutted out. But I love each of them just the same.

Since so many of them seem to be accumulating throughout my house, my Dad has fastened them to the top of my fabric shelves in my sewing classroom.

They look really awesome. When I have my own quilt store someday, I want to use my antique machines to decorate my store. 

My favourite thing about these sewing machines is the gold designs against the black. The way the brand name and model number of the machine is designed looks really sophisticated. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shirring Tutorial

If you have been following my blog for a while you will notice that I have previously done a blog post on shirring. Shirring is a fabulous technique and I thought it is so fun and useful that I should make a YouTube video, because not everyone learns by reading!!

Follow the link to check it out: