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Kids Can Sew … Thanks for coming to Celia’s Craft Room today. I’m excited about launching this blog and here to inspire confidence and creativity in all my young sewists. This site is about sewing with kids and teens. I hope you will be a regular visitor on the site and in my craft room. I will be sharing information about what I love to do most: teaching kids sewing and crafting! Here you will find…

Making Fish! Making Fish! A Collage Quilt Pattern by Laura Heine When the catch of the day is on your craft table instead of the frying pan… Celia’s Craft Room Pattern Review I have done a few art quilts using McKenna Ryan patterns and my own designs. The basic appliqué technique for both uses a Teflon pressing sheet and Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web. When I saw the Making Fish quilt at our local…

vintage swim suit patterns

Pattern Box: Organizing On a Budget New patterns boxes are nowhere to be found. With all this extra lockdown time, I’ve been working at organizing my sewing space in the craft room. I have some very functional patterns boxes I purchased in the ’80s. They needed a serious make-over! I decided to have a little fun with decoupage … a skill I learned in my 4-H years. What is decoupage?Decoupage is an easy technique, which does…

While swimming pools have been closed for the summer, Celia’s Sewing Studio is now open! Summer sewing camps are available.  Summer Sewing Camps Choose from a variety of regularly scheduled classes and six optional two hour Summer Sewing Camp Classes: Camping Pillow, Hand Stitching Baby Sea Turtles, Candy Wrapper or Snack Bag zipper pouch, Thread Catcher (every student wants one after they use mine), Phone Pillow, and Sew Fashion. Sew fashion camp is also an optional…

Every year I try to find meaningful service activities in our local community and around the globe.  Up to this point, Celia’s Craft Room and the City Stitchers 4-H Club used their beginning sewing skills for three organizations. We create whimsical pillowcases for Ryan’s Case For Smiles, “Eye Spy” quilts for the Quilts for Kids quilts program sponsored by Boise Basin Quilt Guild, and cozy comfortable Pet Beds for the Idaho Humane Society. When is the…

A Little Kindness The June Paper Pumpkin kit “A Little Kindness” focused on sharing a little thankfulness. The beach theme cards are adorable. Tiny little glimmer paper sand dollar and the starfish add just the right amount of sparkle. While I love the itty bitty cards, I really like using the notecards from Stampin’ Up! The cards are mailable and you don’t have to write a book inside. 🙂 I keep a stash of these notecards…