Finding an Attractive Modern Block to Update an Old Standard

Modern block - Wedding Ring Quilt

I have always loved the look of a wedding ring quilt – very traditional, vintage, and not to mention gorgeous! But they also look really involved to make with all that curved piecing. I love to make beautiful things, but I’m the kinda girl who likes to take short cuts.[Read more]

Excited to Try Out a New Quilting Technique for the First Time

quilt as you go

Wow! I’ve been getting to a lot of projects lately! (But for some reason unbeknownst to me my craft supplies are NOT dwindling!) HA! I recently tried out a new to me quilt technique on a table runner. I followed the pattern Curvacious by Gudrun Erla that came with the[Read more]

What did I think of my first sewing class?

sassy librarian blouse

Friends, it was stellar! I have been having quite a busy summer thus far, but I found the time to squeeze in some sewing. I took my first ever Craftsy sewing class to improve my sewing skills and make a project for myself! I completed the Sassy Librarian Blouse sewing[Read more]

New Pattern to Debut in the Shop

Dizzy Lizzy Pattern

We are welcoming in a new pattern into the Grace Elizabeth’s Etsy Shop. With the release of the Dizzy Lizzy Apron we’ve debuted our first sewing pattern! We made our first Dizzy Lizzy Apron a few years ago – and the pattern to recreate it has been in the works ever[Read more]

Join Me as I Embark on My First Sewing Class

First Sewing Class

Have your heard of Craftsy? It is an online education community where members can take classes on various crafts and hobbies from experts in the field. I just enrolled in my first sewing class and am so excited! Most of what I know about sewing, I taught myself. That is[Read more]

The Most Perfectly Pleasant Wedding Gift from the Heart

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes buying off a registry gets a little boring. Whether it is a baby shower, bridal shower, or wedding gift, I prefer to be a bit picky as I select a gift to give. One of my favorite types of gifts to give are[Read more]

5 Graduate Gifts They Will Love

Houndstooth Blanket by Grace Elizabeths

Along with spring comes graduations.  We are always pleasantly surprised at the graduation announcements and reception invitations we receive each year.  Those joyful young children are now young men and women ready to embark on a new adventure. My how time flies. Now for some thoughts on graduate gifts. Here is[Read more]

A gift 12 years in the making

Cross-stitch Humming Bird Coaster - Grace Elizabeth's

Since getting married this past fall, I’ve kind of taken a hiatus from blogging. But thankfully not from crafting! I’ve actually picked up the pace and tackled projects I never thought I could. I’ve also discovered some unfinished projects, as well as the beginnings of a breeding stash of yarn[Read more]