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daisyeyes handmade my adventures in sewing & other distractions

daisyeyes handmade · 1W ago

Sewing: Summer Camp 2017

This summer I had the joy of leading two sewing camps for kids ages 2nd grade on up. The first week, I had a Sewing 101 camp with two sessions: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I...
daisyeyes handmade · 1W ago

Embroidery Tutorial: {buttonhole stitch}

One of my favorite things I’ve started making lately are little tiny dolls. The best stitch for making these sweet little stuffed treasures is the buttonhole stitch. It’s a pretty easy stitc...
daisyeyes handmade · 1W ago

Embroidery Tutorial: {a knotless start}

Here’s a short video on how to do a knotless start. This is a great little tip to learn when working with dimensional projects, such as stuffies or even stitching pillows closed.
daisyeyes handmade · 2W ago

Reading: July 2017 + midway update

I’m halfway through the year so far and I’ve done pretty good with my “assigned” reading list. I’ve read about half of the fiction books and I’ve dabbled in the other categories as well. I’v...
daisyeyes handmade · 2W ago

One Thimble: A Little Mermaid Doll

I’m so excited to finally be able to reveal this pattern! It is coming out in 12 days in the awesome One Thimble magazine. But today I can share a little about the pattern so that you can be...
daisyeyes handmade · 1M ago

Commonplace {Walking on Water}

Notes from Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle: That which is impossible and probable is better than that which is possible and improbable. ~ Aristotle p.15 Generally what is more importan...
daisyeyes handmade · 1M ago

Reading: June 2017

Currently: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by P. Patrick So far this is probably one of the most clever storylines I’ve ever read. It is a bit sad (reminds me of the movie Up!) in the fi...
daisyeyes handmade · 2M ago

Design Team: A Patriotic Post

I’m on a new design team for the next few months with Buttons Galore. It’s a pretty great gig for me – I receive some great products and get to design a product with what I get. 🙂 Not a bad ...
daisyeyes handmade · 2M ago

Reading: May 2017

Currently Commonwealth by Ann Patchett This book was nowhere on my radar, but if the author is Ann Patchett then I’ll just grab it and read. It’s a family drama with the amazing character de...
daisyeyes handmade · 3M ago

Reading: April 2017

Currently Atonement by Ian McEwan This book is off. I can’t figure it out. It switches between narrators which is hard for me to follow sometimes. And the way he writes is just really differ...