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Improvisational Flamingo Tote Bag

I recently played in my sewing studio creating an improvisational flamingo tote bag all from scraps. My daughter’s friend was having a 12th birthday party and she loves flamingos. I wasn’t directly asked to spend two and a half days creating the flamingo tote, but I had an idea and was also very in the …

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“Live Your Love” House Rules Mini Quilt

In 2019 I created the first “House Rules” Mini quilt for a challenge entry with Curated Quilts Journal. (Read more about “House Rules” in that article.) The challenge was to “say something” through your quilt and it really got me thinking about what I wanted to use my art to say. Traditionally, quilting is more …

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Thinking Ahead for Holiday Gifts with the August Trunk Sale

This week I have been diligently updating the La Rue de Fleurs Etsy shop with all of my latest inventory and it struck me how many of the items I frequently forget to list are small and perfect for gifting. In light of the totality of 2020, I have been making a lot of smaller, …

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