Up-cycled Jeans Bag

Well, after receiving a bunch of brandy new jeans, I decided to try my hand at a bag. I liked the idea of turning the top half of the jeans into a tote of some kind. So, I just winged it. Wung it? Hmmm. Here’s what I came up with. If I had to do it again, and chances...

WIP Wednesday: Almost Completed!

WIP Wednesday: Almost Completed!

A brand new website and new adventures! Welcome! In October I received a stack of blocks made by my late mother-in-law Thelma. There were 44 Maple Leaf blocks in a variety of interesting prints. I used all but 5 blocks, leaving out the "loudest" of the bunch. All the...

Normal, All Squared Up!

Normal, All Squared Up!

The Hands Across the Valley Quilt Guild's bi-annual quilt show  is fast approaching. I need to get my entry bound and ready for hanging. Bubble quilting courtesy of Lenny from A Notion to Quilt. Binding made from fabric designed by Amelia...

New henna fun!

I love sugar skulls and Dia de Los Muertos stuff. My hubby free handed this one for me. Pretty flowers all down the forearm. A pretty palm flower A lotus mandala with a chain around the ankle.   My whole left arm covered in pretty...

Farmer’s Market Ideas

Another market season is fast approaching. Time to get inventory in order. I've added some new items this year. One new set of items are these mason jar pin-cushions. These are great to have on hand while hand sewing or to take with you for travel sewing. Toss in...

An Intentional Woman

My husband, an incredible talented artist and writer, has begun a series of drawings and paintings he has titled Intentional Women. I took one of them and decided to try my hand at an art quilt. It's not finished yet, but here is what I've done so far. I began by...

Baby Gabriel’s New Quilt

I had the honor of creating a baby quilt for the newest member of the Best family. Our friends, far away in Georgia, welcomed their first son on 12/18/13 which was my husband's birthday as well, albeit a little earlier! Baby's grandfather is not with us anymore so, a...

Custom Requests

Spending time at the North Adams Farmer's Market on Saturday morning has been really wonderful this summer. As we head into fall, there are only 3 left! One of the things that has been great about these markets is getting to talk to people and hear what they're...

Latest e-Reader Bags!

One of my latest medium e-Reader bags. This one is made of sturdy fabric and lines with an adorable pink/white check. There are 2 inside pockets and 2 outer pockets. The back pocket is extra padded to protect an eReader such as a Kindle or Nook This e-Reader bag also...

Henna

Below is a sampling of henna tattoos designed and applied by myself and my husband Vin. We are available for parties and small events as well as craft fairs and farmer's markets. Large Flower Large Butterfly Large Festival flower   Large paisley Hummingbird Custom...

About Me

Hi. My name is Michelle. I am wife to an amazing man and mother to a big feline named Barnaby. I live in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts where the seasons display their beauty all year long. This is my place for all things creative. I share my own work. I quilt and make handbags, aprons, eye pillows, heat packs, you name it. I also share the work of countless other amazing artists who inspire me and whom I admire. Welcome!
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