The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt

I have been wanting to purchase The Farmer’s Wife Quilt book ever since I learned that it came with a CD for printing out foundation piecing templates. When the book arrived I went ahead and picked out 20 different blocks to print, and I have them set aside in my studio so whenever I have a little free time I can make one block. I plan to sew up more then 20, but I felt like if I had them ready to go it would make it easier when I had some free time to just start sewing. I am only up to four blocks so far, but I’m not in any hurry with this quilt. In addition to the 99 quilt block patterns the book has a real letter for each block. The letters were originally published in The Farmer’s Wife magazine, and are so very charming! One of my favorite letters talks about a weenie roast they decided to throw as a way to entertain themselves. I like to read each letter before I start the corresponding block, but I may end up reading all the letters in an evening instead. Once you read one, its hard not to start another.

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Spoonflower now has fleece! The fine folks at Spoonflower contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I’d like to try out their new printable fleece fabric. I decided to create a new fabric of cut and sew veggies (and an earthworm) since I’ve been wanting to get out and garden but the cold weather hasn’t let me yet.
More info on the fleece from their website Our Fleece is a double-faced, low-loft, 100% polyester knit napped fabric. Our lightweight Fleece is ideal for blankets (including no-sew tie baby blankets), pillows, plushies, adult and youth loungewear, and cold weather apparel. Hemming is optional with this fabric as it doesn’t fray when cut, making this Fleece perfect for novice and experienced crafters alike. This cozy fabric is engineered to show crisp design detail and long-lasting vibrant color.
I was so pleased with the way the fleece printed up. Its soft, and not too thick which makes it even easier for cut and sew patterns. It sewed up perfectly without any issues. I can’t wait to try it out again for future Plush Of The Month Club plush.

I filled the earthworm with plastic pellets instead of polyfil, which gave him a great worm like feel, and makes him perfect for posing.
I added some yarn to the bottom of my radish so it felt like tiny roots. You can find Spoonflower’s new fleece here, and my veggie fabric here.

Cake Slice Treat Boxes paper craft DIY

Today I wanted to share a free DIY printable that I made. Little cake slice treat boxes. They make great party favors, or print one out and fill it up with treats for a birthday. Twelve boxes will make a whole cake. They are very easy to assemble printed on card stock and a little bit of paper glue. You can download the PDF here.

**For personal use only. Personal use means non-commercial use of the boxes including copies and print outs for yourself, your personal crafts/scrapbooking and to give to friends. The boxes may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration.***