JB Made a Barn Quilt

Published on: Author: April

The Hunt’s Crafty Christmas 2013 So… remember that one Christmas where I gave birth to a baby in the middle of a severe power outage with frigid temps and a broken sewing machine? When I managed to make Christmas gifts for my two daughters amidst all this? Well, I wasn’t the only crafty maven that… Continue reading JB Made a Barn Quilt

Madly Sewing a Katy Kitty Doll Right Until I Went Into Labor

Published on: Author: April

Having a Baby Must Not Interfere With Sewing Last year I found this brilliant Katy Kitty pattern by Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts. I had originally planned to make her Little Red doll for Olivia’s birthday, but when JB said how cool the cat looked, I changed gears. I named her Henrietta Pussycat (a nod to… Continue reading Madly Sewing a Katy Kitty Doll Right Until I Went Into Labor

Gus: A Pig’s Tale

Published on: Author: April

Most everyone who reads this blog already knows me, but for those of you who weren’t aware, I had a baby last Christmas. (The details of which are a separate story for another day.) His name is August but usually we just call him Gus. Or Gussy. Gustmas. Goose. I told my friend Heather that… Continue reading Gus: A Pig’s Tale

Union Jack Paper Pieced Block

Published on: Author: April

I finally made the Union Jack block for my Sampler quilt. Thank you to each person who gave me input on fabric selection. There was an overwhelming response for this combination. Which I was about to cut into when I realized I forgot one crucial piece of information: the overall look of the quilt. And… Continue reading Union Jack Paper Pieced Block

Factory Cart Coffee Table with Storage

Published on: Author: April

Last fall my husband was inspired by cool coffee table that famed do-it-yourselfer Ana White had made. Our old coffee table had fallen apart and we needed something sturdy, affordable, and attractive for our busy living room. This was just the piece: I also love the bright, colorful pillows, the nice couch (this was right… Continue reading Factory Cart Coffee Table with Storage