Category Archives: cloth animals

It’s Sewing Camp Time Again!

As every summer rolls around, I get geared up for my Creative Sewing Camp. This year I added in a special camp for making stuffed animals. When I began teaching the sewing camp back in 2001, we made dolls. In … Continue reading

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LSU Union Gallery Show

Right now on exhibit at the LSU Union Art Gallery is their annual 20 x 20 x 20 exhibit. And I’m in it! It’s not often that my work is accepted into an art show, especially one open nationally. This … Continue reading

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Create-a-Critter

Every summer I teach sewing lessons to children. I call it Creative Sewing Camp. At the first camp back in 2001, the students each made a rag doll from my pattern. Over the next years they made fairies, mermaids, hobbits, … Continue reading

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End of the Journey…

…But no road kill here. After weeks and weeks of stitching, my little armadillo friend is finally finished.  As the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge progressed, so did my little fellow.  I managed to fit 13 of the weekly stitches … Continue reading

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Breton Stitch

And so the armadillo nears completion… Breton stitch is in the herringbone family.  It has an extra step that puts a twist in the top part of the stitch.  It’s just enough to make it interesting.I’ve made a double ended … Continue reading

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Sailor Stitch and Sailer’s Edge

In a new twist, Sharon of Pintangle has given us two stitches this week for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge.  They are similar to each other with only a little variation.  I think they work well together.  In fact … Continue reading

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Buttonholed Herringbone Stitch

And an update on my armadillo…His head is finished. This week’s stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday was just perfect for his ears.  Buttonhole herringbone can be worked narrowly and that was needed for the not-so-big ears.  It also has … Continue reading

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