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DIY Love Sachet or Miniature Pillow

Make this scented sachet for a little Valentine’s Day love charm or as a miniature pillow for one of your stuffed babies! The free sewing pattern can be found below, as well as ideas for stuffing and embellishment for your Valentine’s Day charm.
Oh my stars, I just can’t seem to get away from this upcycled linen fabric! You may recognize it being the same as my textile rose from this post. It’s just the perfect lovely shade of soft pink, so naturally the wheels are turning in my head with ideas to use it in the sweetest ways.
When it comes to seasonal and holiday decorations, I lean toward the handmade, naturally inclined—with lots of herbs and candles—so when thinking of a Valentine’s Day project to share with you, I reached into the Victorian-loving space in my heart for something antique-y and shabby.
Deciding at the last minute to make this a decorative sachet for my mantle shelves, I’ll likely make another one filled with natural, comfy wool as a pillow for Miss Tulip Rabbit, Miss M…

How to Sew a Fidget Sensory Quilt

I finally finished my fidget quilt for my grandpa! It's the perfect lap blanket to keep him warm, full of sensory activities to keep his hands busy while he's in his chair, and has pictures and reminders for him to enjoy familiar things. Keep reading for more details about how to make one!
***Update: After seeing the popularity of this post and several requests, I'm now offering handmade fidget quilts in my Etsy Shop! Thank you for all of your support and I hope your loved ones benefit from this tutorial and my creations 💝

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Above is his finished quilt! I'm so happy with how it turned out, and I really hope he likes it! My grandmother has been quilting and sewing all her li…

On Being an Autistic Creative and Textile Sewing

I have a confession to make. My creative inspirations have taken me for a wild ride lately. Less gentle winds and more riptides, I’ll settle on one creative medium, before being swept into something new.

Loving to learn coupled with the pervasive, almost pathological, need to please other people, finding my own “artist’s vision” has been difficult since I began Cinderella Sews patterns and handmade shop.
Not one to rest on my laurels, when something doesn’t sell well or viewership is low, I whip around to try something new—like a horse over-correcting at the slightest tug of the reins, I charge forward chasing the wings of my creativity flying above me, with little regard of who I am or what I want as a marginally creative person.
During these past few weeks since the holidays, my inspiration has been mostly from my garden and children and pets. Influenced by other artists I admire, with a dash of thrift store materials, I’ve always wanted to try my hand at textile art.
The difficult…