A Foray Into Handbags

A Foray Into Handbags

So for the first part of this year, the majority of my craft supplies have been packed up tight. My husband and I closed on our new house in mid-February, so of course I started packing in January, and really haven’t unpacked everything at the new house yet. If you’ve been following my instagram (@patchworkaplenty) you’ve seen a few updates here and there about design and organization that’s happening. But just recently, I found a project worthy of breaking out some of my supplies from their boxes in the corner. Continue reading “A Foray Into Handbags”

A Long Year Coming – Two Memory Quilts

A Long Year Coming – Two Memory Quilts

A year ago, a friend from high school, contacted me about making a quilt. Her husband had a box of suits that belonged to his grandfather, and storage space was tight. I think we can all relate. We all have those items that are sentimental and you don’t want to get rid of them, but hate that they just sit in a box on the shelf in the closet. But I told her that I thought a quilt would be perfect! So she shipped me a box from California and I started doing the math. I also confirmed that her husband would not hunt me down and murder me in my sleep for cutting up his grandfather’s suits. Like, if you don’t want to throw away sentimental items, the next worst thing could be cutting them up into small pieces if someone doesn’t want you to. Always get consent. Continue reading “A Long Year Coming – Two Memory Quilts”