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  • Blog Sewing

    Halloween Bags

    The evening bat clutch: A fun and flirty Halloween clutch. I had a different design in mind when I drew up all of these concepts, but as I progressed on the different projects, a thought occurred to me…my New Year’s resolution!   We’re already well into the second half of the year, and I have only …

  • Blog Jewelry Other

    Friendship Jewelry With Flair 

    I think I might be an entrepreneur at heart. Way back when I was in grade school, I would make friendship bracelets and sell them to my classmates. When I bought the trimmings for my cross body bag, that one with the tassels hanging from the lace… Well, I was inspired. I wanted sweet tart …

  • Blog Sewing

    My Halloween Decorating Tip

    When decorating for the holidays, a great, easy way to set a festive mood around the house is with pillows. In a rental space, this simple arrangement is neat because you save your walls from having any holes due to decorations. If cutting down on the clutter is a must, a great space saver is …

  • Blog Giveaway Sewing

    Feed Company Car Trash Bag

    I’ve been sewing up a storm here at Brown Bird Designs headquarters, making all sorts of Car Trash Bags left and right (the pattern that was featured on the MODA Bakeshop). I really love the one I made for myself, so I decided to add some bags to my Etsy shop! (I think this can …

  • Blog Jewelry

    Baby & Me – Jack and the Beanstalk Jewelry Set

    Jack and the Beanstalk Rollout Month is here! I’ve spent nearly two years drawing designs and turning them into repeating swatches in preparation for this day. From slowly buying yards of my designs off of Spoonflower and cutting precuts, to creating the actual patterns – this has certainly been a huge undertaking and I’m so …

  • Blog Quilts

    Crosses Galore

    I finished this baby quilt just in time for Christmas. It was a gift for Valentina, my nine-month-old niece. You may remember it from past posts like Sugar Pop and Status update. It features fabric by Liz Scott from her Sugar Pop line. I love, love, love it! The colors are so bright and fun. Perfect for a precious …

  • Blog Sewing

    Hope and Health Scarf

    As I was walking around Joann’s looking for flannels to use an a Rag Time Quilt, I ran across the knit section. I saw a beautiful purple knit and thought that it would make the perfect scarf. A couple of weeks later as I was brain storming for Hope and Health fundraising ideas, I thought …

  • Blog Quilts

    Status update

    After much cutting, arranging, rearranging, sewing, taping, ironing, pining, sewing, laying-out, pining & more….  I am almost done. At the moment I am machine quilting this cross or plus quilt. I hope to finish that tonight.     Before I pined all of the layers together (in preparation for quilting), I marked lines directly on …