January 29, 2013

I've Been Published!

Pardon my excitement but this is the first big project I've had published and as you can tell, I'm thrilled! I have a sewing project in the current issue of Stitch magazine (p 43) on newsstands now.

In an August post, I alluded to a project I was working on involving these lovely Amy Butler fabrics.

I am pleased to finally be able to show you the final project. It's a set of custom light shades that slip over a strand of little twinkle lights.

There are so many different applications for these cute little shades. You can make them to match the decor in any room of your house, porch or garden. A fusible vinyl makes them usable outdoors as well as inside.

I think they would be lovely for a garden wedding or special occasion party. I'm sure you could come up with all kinds of ideas where this handmade project would add just the right touch of ambience to your special occasion.

Outer shade features the Amy Butler print
combined with 4 different solids for the inner shade.

Close up of the shade.

Tucked in a tree along the front sidewalk of our home.

Hanging under a vine covered arch in the backyard.

I had so much fun making these and hope you'll consider giving it a try yourself. You can find the directions in the Spring 2013 issue of Stitch magazine published by Interweave Press. If you make any I would really love to see them. Post them on my Flickr account here.

Hope your new year is full of stitchy goodness.


  1. This is such an adorable project! Can't wait to get my copy!

  2. How creative and so cute, Anne! Congratulations!!

  3. Congratulations Anne!!! What a fun project!! I can't wait to get my copy. We actually have a summer outdoor event planned that would benefit from these light shades.

  4. Congrats, Anne...they're adorable.

  5. Congrats on publication! Very clever lights--I need something to dress up those lights out on my patio.



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