how to: shadow tracing

Shepherd's Purse with heart shape seed pods, shadow traced VOILA! My walls are loving the art Jed created for 'school at home' today, deceptively simple and loads of fun. Life in isolation certainly has its upsides. We've been enjoying slowing down and really noticing the beauty in our own backyard. 

how to: beeswax toy polish

Working with wood can feel like a daunting prospect if you're not familiar with it but prepping the dowel for a Calamity Bolt project is actually pretty basic. I've added beeswaxing as a recommended step because in my opinion it's worth that bit of extra effort for the beautifully soft, non-splintery and durable finish. So nice for little hands!

how to: applique horse blaze

I was recently introduced to needle turn applique by a quilting friend. And I'm hooked! I love the finish, so beautiful, all hand done, using your needle to tuck under the raw edge (although I mostly use my fingers). If you’re new to this technique, rest assured it’s not as fiddly as it sounds and it’s totally worth the effort for the beautiful results.