Coming Attractions…

Not much time this week, but I want to give you a taste of a few things I’m working on that you’ll see here in the future.

My biggest concentration these days has been our newsletter, with classes and special things here at Erica’s. You can see the help I’m getting with this.DSC00291 Since, for cat and dog lovers, these companions are a big part of our lives, I wrote instructions several years ago for Pet Stockings that I’d like to stocking bothI’m also working on a project for Creative Sewing Club. These Cell Phone Bags and printed interfacing have so many possibilities! (39055, 909842)2014-09-21 08.59.45Until next time, as Sue Hausmann says, “Happy Sewing!


(To find an item or event on our web page after clicking on the underlined words, hold down the “Ctrl” key and touch F. Enter the item number in the box, press enter, and you’ll be taken to that item.)

You can see what’s new at Erica’s almost every day!  Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “What’s New” in purple, and click to find out.

You can still make some of these before Christmas!

If you can’t manage to make some before Christmas you can start later and be ready for next Christmas.No sew quilted ball ornament for ericas

Deanna McCool is a creative lady, as well as being the teacher of our Kids’ Classes.  She is author of the upcoming book, “50 Ribbon Bows and Rosettes to Make.”

Here is the tutorial for her “Almost No-sew Quilted Ball Ornament.”  Thank you Deanna!

We wish you all safe and happy holidays with your family, friends, and felines (or canines, or other animals.)  We appreciate your joining us on our blog.


Free "Window" Album Cover Instructions

I was working with my fantastic Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 Software the other day and looking at the album cover I made with the photo of my lovely granddaughter Brianna DiBari on the front. I created it from a photo and printed it on printer fabric to use for the cover. I wrote the instructions to cover any notebook, since we all have old notebooks we can make new again. They’re really easy to make, and you can highlight anything you like on the front, any size or shape. I have a few examples in the instructions. I also added some buttonhole flowers, since Brianna was pictured in a garden, so I’ve included those instructions for you too.

Kaleidoscope Kreator Software was first brought into the scrapbooking world, but we use it for quilting and fabric arts too. I’ve used it since the beginning, and the new version is so user-friendly! Just what I like! The only thing is, it’s so much fun, that it’s hard to tear yourself away from the computer to finish a project! We have some samples on our website. Be sure to look at the larger image of the quilt at the top. Abby adorns all my projects beautifully and I captured her with the quilt in the photo. The four corners are also kaleidoscopes made from the same photo.

I hope you enjoy creating your own album. I’d love to see photos of what you do!