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Showing posts from February, 2019

Easiest Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Last week on Instagram, I showcased one of the little drawstring bags that go home with each of the tiny dolls from my shop. They are super simple to make, with just one strip of fabric and one piece of ribbon. This is the perfect beginner project if you're new to sewing on a machine!
You'll need one piece of fabric that is twice as long as it is wide (halving a fat quarter is the easiest piece you can cut).

Fold in your seam twice, so there are no raw edges and sew both sides (vertical sides).

Do the same seams on the shorter ends.

Fold your fabric in half length-wise, right-sides together, pin and sew the sides. STOP sewing just under your short-side (top) seams. This will be the opening where you'll insert the ribbon for your drawstring.

Turn your bag right-sides out, and use a safety pin to run a ribbon through the top loop edges. Tie your ribbon, and voila!

If you're looking for a little more advanced version of a drawstring pouch, try my 
Cinderella Satchel Pattern!

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Stitching Fairy Mice and Rococo Quail

I have a plethora of different things on my work bench at the moment, and even more ideas stuffed inside my head! The forefront of which is tiny doll making. 6 inch mouse dolls of all personalities and a fancy quail tribute to my pet quail, Marie Antoinette, have me excited for spring!

The temperatures are beginning to warm up here. Wood sorrel is springing forth with lovely lilac flowers, my bed of purposely-transplanted wild onions is becoming a thick carpet of yumminess, and our prolific Mulberry tree is full of leaf buds and baby flower blooms. We'll likely have over 1,000 berries from her this spring (not bad, considering I only planted her 4 years ago as a two inch stick in the ground)!

Our two quail hens are beginning to lay on time again. Over the darkest times of winter--even with a heat lamp at night--their laying schedule was 2 AM, 3 PM, skipping a day altogether, or laying two back-to-back!

Yes, I raise backyard quail for eggs. They're quieter, cleaner, and better…