Quilt sewing

The Crafty Cupboard

Melanie was also at Creative Estates. I really did meet her, but we didn’t get any photos to prove it.  (sniff sniff)

Shy, beautiful and sweet.  Had I known she was such a beautiful seamstress, I may have tried to get her to sign an agreement to sew me anything and everything I want.  {evil laugh} quilting


We all know I don’t sew.  And we all know how jealous I get when I see sewing projects.  If you didn’t know that, you must be a new reader, because I whine about it at least once a month.  I am consistently amazed by the projects people do with their sewing machines.  Making quilts has got to be one of the hardest items…….at least I would think so. This gal would probably disagree since it looks like she’s whipped out a quilt at least once a week.  Well, maybe not each week, but she’s done A LOT!!!  They are really beautiful.This quilting thing is a family affair.  Occasionally she has her 3ft assistant hold up the quilts………pretty cute.  Or her husband will help since he’s tall and all. quilting I must say her fabric choices are perfect.  The color combos give each quilt it’s own personality.  Can you imagine having one of these on your bed?  Heck, I’d be thrilled with myself if I could make a duvet cover……let alone a signature piece like these.  Do her children know how lucky they are?


Why doesn’t she just rub it in.  Fabric embellished pillow case?  DIY pillow caseYes please. I’ll take a few of those.   I know many of you would tell me this wouldn’t be hard at all.  Whatever.  These could match that duvet cover I am making in my sewing fantasy.

If I could sew, sewing slip covers would also be high on my list.  If you’re in the Portland area and you’d like to teach me, just let me know.  Better yet………you can just sew them for me.  :)slipcover

This has nothing to do with sewing, but I think it’s a brilliant way to bring originality to your home.  It’s economical too.  Stenciling a shower curtain.  Isn’t that cool?  She’s got a tutorial on her site. 

Off you go……….check her out!


  • I didn’t get into the final five for the room makeover. (more sniff sniffing)  But that’s OK, because I may have been too bossy if I would have won.
  • How do you like my new design?  I love it!


Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. Yanet of 3 Sun Kissed Boys says

    LOVE that colorful quilt! I’m always jealous of quilters’ skills.

    BTW, I like the new look!

  2. jan says

    L.O.V.E. just love all of it! I wish all my stuff
    wasn’t still packed away in boxes.
    So sorry about not making the top 5 …
    you still rank TOPS in my book … and that
    counts for a lot … right?? Doesn’t get ya a new
    makeover … but should make you feel a bit better?
    I do like your new design here … great job! ~j.

  3. says

    Kim, I adore your new site! Everything looks lovely! I need a re-do in a major way. I’ll be taking notes. :)

  4. says

    I must agree! I loved meeting Melanie too! She is an amazing seamstress and I am dying to make her business card holders! They are so cute and fun! Love the new design Kim!

  5. says

    I look forward to your posts each morning.
    I LOVE the new look of your site! So up and coming!
    I’ll have to get a new button for my blog

  6. says

    woman. i love it. I had to double check to make sure where I was but I love the colors and design! so awesome
    p.s. loving the stenciled shower curtain!

  7. Amanda @ Every Creative Endeavor says

    I love Melanie! She is a perfect pick for a feature!