Author Archives: 12months12quilts

About 12months12quilts

I am an educator and sewing teacher, crafting away in The Bay Area, CA.

End of Summer Sewing Classes

Summer is slowly slipping away, but there is still time for me to teach a round of sewing classes.  I booked the classes today, and got right to work planning the projects. Kid One (Starting high school) will be making … Continue reading

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Summertime Projects

I’ve been enjoying my first summer off since high school.  I always took summer classes, or worked, as a college student, and worked at mostly year-round schools.  This was the first year that I was able to just be during … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Stitching

This year I finally mustered up the courage to enter two of my pieces in the Marin County Fair.  I selected on project that I did through my guild (the bird button from my last post) and a bird in … Continue reading

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The Art of Letting Go

When it comes to stitchery, I am a very literal person.  I like to do cross-stitch because the stitches and colors are so precise.  I rarely design my own projects, and lord help me if I have to pick my … Continue reading

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Greetings From Beyond Grad School

Well, I finally finished my biggest project!  I completed my 56 page thesis and will be marching in the graduation ceremony this May!  It feels amazing to have completed this labor of love, and to slowly reenter the life I … Continue reading

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Project Journal: Hexagons!

What: 35-99 Sets of 6 EPP Hexagons for the 10th Hexagon Swap Theme: Fall Colors (I’m not posting the fabric until the sets are done) Date Started: Monday, May 5 Estimated Time Needed to Complete: 15 Hours Expected Finish Date: … Continue reading

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Simplicity Learn to Sew Patterns- Not So Easy!!

One of my former theater peeps, has embarked a new venture- a quality hair salon for kids.  Thus was born Purple Monkey Hair: A Salon for Kids and Kids at Heart!  Since she has an ADORABLE toddler, she asked me … Continue reading

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Whew- Time Flies!!

I can’t believe it is already November!! I haven’t posted in a while because I have been in a whirlwind of school observations, classes, homework and work! I have been sewing and crafting, though mostly classroom related things, and just … Continue reading

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Teacher Hacks: Making Cool Math Things for School

I am currently in my observation phase of my teaching credential program.  This means that I am placed at the school where I will be student teaching in January, and I am expected to start teaching lessons in about a … Continue reading

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Making a Pouch for the Breaking of the Glass Ceremony

Aug. 17, 2013 My best friend’s sister is getting married, and is in need of a pouch to hold the wineglass that her new husband will smash at the end of the ceremony (for information on this tradition, click here).  … Continue reading

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