Fairy Tales · Textile Art · Uncategorized

“Swans” beaded, embroidered applique

This is an old piece from - maybe - 2007. It was on a vest but is now finished in a hoop 🙂 Being auctioned on Instagram through Sunday, April 8th, 3 pm EST. Swans hand-appliqued, embroidered and beaded on turquoise blue silk. 10.5" wooden hoop, backed with felt. Ready to hang, as pictured.

Catholic · Textile Art · Uncategorized

Project: Ave Maris Stella Quilt

Hey! I gathered together the best pictures of the "Ave Maris Stella" wall hanging/textile art/embroidery/quilt in one convenient place! Under the menu "All Projects", you can click on "Ave Maris Stella Quilt" and voila! all the pictures are there for your delectation & enjoyment 🙂 And here's the link, if navigating the menu sounds a… Continue reading Project: Ave Maris Stella Quilt

Textile Art · Tutorials · Uncategorized

Forest Mobile Tutorial

Supplies: ~1/3 yard green fabric: polyester satin, silk, or cotton. I used polyester satin and dupioni silk. Any smooth, woven fabric can work as long as it can be ironed on cotton setting or higher (i.e. no acetate, or you'll have a melted, burned, stinky, gross mess). ~1/3 yard double-sided interfacing, the sort with glue… Continue reading Forest Mobile Tutorial

Textile Art · Tutorials

Fabric & Wire Butterfly: Tutorial

Tutorial for personal/educational use only. You may sell items made from this tutorial, but not the tutorial itself. Please do not republish this content on any other site without specific permission from me. Linking directly to this page using one of my images is okay. Thanks! 🙂 Rebecca  

Fairy Tales · Quilts · Textile Art

Rapunzel Quilt

There is a new category on the menu: Projects! I am adding portfolios of my bigger projects under the heading "All Projects" so that all progress and photos related to them is easy to find. The first project I've added is the Rapunzel Quilt, started in 2009 and still a work in progress. To see… Continue reading Rapunzel Quilt

Quilts · Textile Art

Embroidered Baby Quilt Update

(Click to enlarge) My original plan was to embroider something in every 2x2" blue square and 2x4" blue rectangle. Viewed from a distance, the little pictures don't compete with the basic color scheme of the quilt at all. In fact, they kinda blend in with the busyness of the quilt itself (which is a lot busier… Continue reading Embroidered Baby Quilt Update

Quilts · Textile Art


We spent our honeymoon in California-- the first three days in San Francisco, and the last week in Mariposa, a little town near (if 45 minutes of driving really counts as near) Yosemite National Park. We stayed at a great bed & breakfast run by a lovely couple. It was kinda hard to find, though… Continue reading Mariposa