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Little Box of Sunshine, Threads, Tips & Tricks

Daisies Anyone?

“Don’t you think that Daisies are the friendliest flowers?”     Meg Ryan  in “You’ve Got Mail” Our Sunshine Box May Flowers line design is a daisy! This is one of my favourite line designs. It looks great and it’s easy to do. Making the long thin petals is good practice for other line design too.  Notice how striking the daisy pattern looks against the black. And here it looks superb as an extension of the  vivid floral design already printed in the  ...

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Little Box of Sunshine, Project, Threads

April Showers free-motion-quilting tutorial

A Little Box of Sunshine subscription box is just what we needed this rainy April.  The quirky retro fabric from Lecien provides the perfect canvas to practice the umbrella shape. Our video tutorial demonstrates outlining, extending a partial pattern and then, as you gain confidence, going on to draw your own umbrellas. We used a particularly lovely cone of Fantastico  from Superior Threads called Rainy Dany #5118 The one inch variegated turquoise shades create a dreamy rainy day texture.  ...

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Events, Little Box of Sunshine, Project

Mad March Tea Party

Our Mad March Little box of Sunshine is posted and on the way now. We had fun with our Mad Hatter Tea Party theme. The Sunshine Box includes a Wonderland fabric from Josephine Kimberling. The stacked tea cups and wonderland characters are so cute. We’ve included an extra bit of coordinating fabric just for fun. A new Fantastico thread cone too. Fun steam punk embellishments and our gift this month is tea, of course! You can have a peek inside the Box and see all the goodies below.    ...

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Little Box of Sunshine, Project, quilting project, Threads, Tips & Tricks

Valentine Hearts

I love Valentine hearts. Over the years I’ve extended the reach beyond the obvious romantic view to include my kids, mom and auntie, my sister and friends, my quilting buddies and lots of people that I’m just grateful for. We’ve sent this month’s Valentine Hearts Box of Sunshine out early so you’ll have it in time to make valentine postcards for all the people you love too. We posted them today and here’s a sneak peak into the box. There’s some  ...

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