Happenings Behind the Scenes and a Glimpse at What’s to Come

Hope everyone had a great New Year!  I didn’t even do anything, and I still feel like I’m struggling to get into the swing of things! It’s part my crazy-hyper-crafty personality and partly my crazy-hyper-crafty (where’d they get that from?) kids — and, I suppose, partly the chaos that comes with the holidays.  I wanted to pop in and reveal what’s been going on in my world, because there’s a lot.  I don’t even know where to start!  Maybe I’ll just make this like one of the collages I used to make in high school art class – a little of this and a little of that.

In between hosting Christmas dinner and baking and delivering cookies to friends and family, I’ve stayed pretty busy.  But, not surprisingly, I have still managed to get involved in a few things crafty!

First things first, I was delightfully co-sleeping with my nearly two-and-a-half-year-old until just this past week.  And now I’m delightfully getting more sleep (while still missing my sweet boy, of course) since he’s in his own bed! ( If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve already seen this project that I’m really proud of:)


This bed has changed things around here!  It created super intense feelings of excitement/nervousness inside of me for a solid week before it was totally finished. I hadn’t painted a mural of this size in so long, and it was somewhat intimidating.   But I really loved doing it!  I’m planning to write up a tutorial (with Matt’s help, for the woodworking bit) for anyone else who’s crafty and might be interested in doing something like this for their little one.   So keep an eye out for that!

On another note, and possibly even bigger news, I’m in the process of creating my SewOldSchool Online Shop! I’m thinking that in addition to pdf sewing patterns, I may sell the results of my craft/sewing tutorials.   It should be really fun and a nice additional layer to the tutorials that are already on this blog!  The ”shop” button is up on the menu, but there’s nothing in it yet.  Like they say, slow and steady wins the race!

So we’ve covered the bed and the shop.  How could I have anything else going on?  Oh, yeah, I’m me, so I do fifty thousand things at once.  I have been really intrigued by quilting for a while.  Especially, naturally, quilting on a treadle.  As luck would have it, I was carting around in my local Joann Fabric and Craft store and spotted a free pattern for an apple core quilt. I had never seen one before, and I somehow decided that it looked like something I would like to conquer.  I have never actually finished a quilt.  Ever.  Why did I think I could handle curved seams?  Because you can do anything you set your mind to; that’s why!

And it’s coming along, as I sing: Here a pucker, there a pucker, every darn piece a pucker, pucker:


I think that covers most things at present.

Happy Friday!



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