Saturday, March 30, 2024

Spring Showers make me want to Sew!



I don't know about your neck of the woods, but the Midwest is cloudy, wet and the hope of spring is more of a tease right now. What do you do with a cloudy day.... you sew of course!

I'd love to share some of my newest pincushions. The one above features a bird print. I can hardly pass one by without falling in love. With all the spring birds back in town, I just had to celebrate their beautiful songs. If they can chirp through a late spring snow storm, who am I to complain?!

I just love all the fun prints available right now. This crochet print is adorable! Its designed by Anita Jeram for Clothworks. Its called "Having a Ball". I just love all the bright colors. I added a big purple button and tied it up with perle cotton. 


This bright ball of sunshine is full of fun and cheer! Its comes with a pretty butterfly and white flower pin. I keep coming back to this fun group of prints. I love how they mix a traditional quilt pattern and today's trends. This print also comes in navy/aqua and red/pink prints. I'll have to make those up next!

I have a few other goodies to show you. I have some fun scrap baskets and a couple of super functional quilt clip containers. You can get them with our without clips.

If you loved the pincushion, you'll really love this basket. It features 2 kitties. You can request your favorite from this collection by Mia Charro. Soooo cute!

This is one of my all time favorite prints. Its by Cathe Holden and it is so pretty, soft and is filled with scrappy nostalgia. This items are hard to keep in stock, but as long as I have the fabric, I'll keep making them. 

 Here is another print from that same collection! Its so pretty and makes me think of dinner at Grandma's. It also comes in a soft blue print. I can also make a clip container or pincushion. Just ask!

I really think this print is special. I designed my scrap baskets just for big motifs like this pretty swan. Its designed by Lisa Dolson for Dashwood Studio. It looks like the print is metallic gold, but its not. Its simply just a super pretty gold print.

Well, that's it for today. Its going to keep raining this week, so I have lots of plans for more sewing. I'm going to make a baby quilt for my niece's first child. I found this sweet woodland print in earthy rusts, soft peaches and creamy whites. I will share it with you next. 

I rarely make quilts even though I love the process. 

Hope you are getting lots done before it's time to head out to the garden. So many quilters are also great at flowers and veggies. All that beauty and creativity cannot be contained! We just have to do it all!

Be well and talk soon!




Friday, February 9, 2024

Love is in the Air!

 I just love Valentines Day. I feel full of love! I am so lucky to have an awesome hubby who supports all my creative chaos. I love that spring is just around the corner. I love that I have the best job in the world, I get to make things for you!

I made this pretty heart pincushion last year. The paper pattern is from CenterStreetQuilts. She was kind enough to allow me to use her pattern to make things from my Etsy Shop Fiberluscious

This is my Wish pincushion heart. Its made with hand dyes Pendleton wool. It has some sweet embroidery and it comes with 2 decorative pins. Its one of my all time favorites. 

I can't forget to share my Hearts and Flowers 10 Pin Assortment. It comes with 5 heart pins, 5 flower pins on a wool heart mini pincushion. You can order packaged in either a clear round box, or a white glossy box. I wrap it up with a big organza bow. They make a great gift for someone special in your life. They can be used to decorate your pincushions, tack a fun note on your bulletin board or just add one to a inspiration board of scrap book page. 

I have some new baskets in my shop too. I think you'll like them. 

Here is a little basket and pincushion made from the same fabric collection. The prints are from Cathe Holden. They are soooo cute with tons of vintage charm. 

Hope you have lots of love in your life! 

Happy Sewing!


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

A Tiskit a Tasket I have new Baskets!

I love a good scrap basket. This is another Lori Holt Vintage Happy 2 basket with a new lining. The 1st one I made was so nice, I made it twice.
Here is another basket in a vintage inspired print by Cathe Holden for Moda. I LOVE IT!!! The whole "Vintage Soul" collection is adorable. I used it inside and out. This basket is in a print called crochet sampler. Watch my shop for lots of fun new items using these prints.

Scrap Basket by Fiberluscious in Vintage Soul Crochet Sampler print

Scrap Basket by Fiberluscious in Vintage Soul Crochet Sampler print

Vintage Soul Scrap Basket

I have a modern basket in a fabric by Giucy Giuce called Sleuth. Its a cheater print, (gosh I hate that term!). Its by Andover fabrics. This part of the print is an ombre print. I used the blues section. It also includes a bit of dark teal and a lovely muted purple. 



This next scrap basket is in Vintage Soul, in Rainbow Floral. It looks just like a patchwork of bark cloth. I love it!!! I did some straight line quilting along each section of the print. There are more colors in this print, but I was drawn to these luscious reds, pinks and oranges. 
I have lots more baskets in my Etsy Shop here. I hope you stop by and take a look.  
It has been snowing a lot here in Wisconsin. Last week we got 12 inches in one day. Then it just kept going and going every day. Did I mention it was also near or below zero the rest of the week? I have been outdoors for too many hours. I hate it when snow keeps me from making new items. But, I love snow too. Today it was raining and snowing and warm, (well, 39 degrees), Now everything is melting and water is just piling up everywhere. Gotta love winter here in the Midwest!
When I get back to my studio, I will be sharing lots of new items, I hope! I have more prints from the Vintage Soul Collection. I got mine from SFabricsandDesigns on Etsy. 
I promise to share my favorite shops with you soon. I have so many!

Well, I hope this winter has you sewing up a storm. The fun kind of storm that is!
Happy Creating!


Saturday, December 23, 2023

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

 I want to wish you all a very happy Christmas. I hope Santa brings you lots of love, the time to create all the beautiful things you dream of making and of course, unlimited joy! When I look at all the things I love in my life, I can't think of another thing I need. 

My family is growing and my grand children are so full of life and love, well, what else could I ask for? My hubby is supportive and rarely, if ever complains when I have creative explosions. He even overlooks my ever expanding fabric collection! I'm a lucky woman indeed.

My Etsy shop brings all kinds of wonderful people into my life from all around the world. I am grateful for their support of my small business. They expose me to new ideas and inspire me to create new things. I'm so grateful to those Etsy shops I depend on. I'll have to share the best of the best with you all. From gorgeous fabrics, beautiful beads and this year, most of my Christmas presents. Oh, I found some really fun things to give this year!

I am wishing you these amazing things and so much more. I hope this coming year brings you good friends, new adventures and lots of time to explore all thing things that feed your soul.

Thank you for all your support and I am grateful you stop by to see what is happening in my little corner of the world.

Have a warm and loving holiday and the happiest of New Years!


Thursday, November 30, 2023

New Counting Pins just in time for gift giving!

New Tiny Heart, Extra Fine Cross Stitch Counting Pins!  

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love this time of the year! We go from grateful to giving and it all makes me super happy! Most every order ships out the same or next business day!

If you are looking for a small gift for someone who loves to cross stitch, I have just the thing. 

I have new Counting Pins for Cross Stitch to share with you. Like the little flowers and millefiori mix, these pins are extra fine. They won't leave holes in your embroidery fabric. They are color fast and adorable! Believe it or not, they are under $10 a set!

Above, I have the Tiny Heart Counting pins. They come in a 5 color assortment. The hearts are mother of pearl, dyed in 5 bright colors. I just love them!

Below, you will find little flowers in 2 assortment. One set has a mix of 5 colors. The mix may vary per set. You may also order a pastel assortment. These pins have glass heads. 

Tiny Flower Counting Pins Assortment for Cross Stitching.

Tiny Flower Counting Pins for Cross Stitching, Pastel Assortment.

I also have Millefiori and Mini Flower Counting Pin Assortments

If your special person loves to sew, I know they would love a new Pincushions or maybe even a Holiday Set of Decorative Pins. Check these out!

Holiday Pin Assortment


A Boxes Set of 10 or a Carded Assortment (5 or 6 per card) can be found here, in lots of assortments-

Christmas 10 Pin Assortment or 5 Holiday Pin Assortment

Millefiori 10 Pin Assortment

The Birds and the Bees 10 Pin Assortment

Jewelry Inspired with lots of crystals

Pretty Flower Assortments and a Spring Summer Flower Assortment. 

Hearts And Flowers Pins

Halloween Pins

And if you can't decide, I have a 10 Pin Full Assortment featuring lots of styles!


Full 10 Pin Assortment

 The 10 Pin Assortments are Ready to Gift in either gloss white or round clear gift boxes.

Here are my 4, 5 or 6 Pin Assortment, presented on a card.

Dog Love 5 Pin Assortment

6 Pin Spring Flower Assortment

6 Pin Sampler Mix

5 Tea Pot Pins

5 Polymer Clay Pins or 5 Having a Ball Pins.

4 Tea Pot Pin Assortment

Every order in my shop goes out in pretty gift tissue, ready to give! During December, each order is wrapped in festive holiday print tissue. A big tulle bow makes it all the more special. I just love giving presents. Even if you order for yourself, I'll wrap your order, so you feel special.

I have lots of Pincushions, Zippered Pouches, Scrap Fabric Baskets, Art Yarn Assortments and New Mug Rugs. I have a quick instant download Pattern for a Cute Strawberry Wool Ornament.

If you want something you no longer see available in my shop, I'd be happy to create one of my sold out items if I have the fabric. If not, we can create that item in a new fabric! I'll give you lots of choices.

I hope you decide to feed the creative spirits in your world. 

I hope you decide to make something special for someone you love! There simply is nothing more personal and heart felt than a home made gift.

If you need help, I have a fun post featuring Great Gifts For Sewers and Quilters from last year with lots of suggestions for creative gift giving. 

I hope to be back soon with new items for you to choose from.

Have a happy and super creative holiday!



Sunday, October 22, 2023

Have an Idea...Lets Make it Happen!

Sometimes we just get an idea of the perfect pincushion. Sometimes we see something but wish it were a different print, or color. Maybe we want it bigger or sometimes smaller. I am the same way. So, when it comes to creating something custom, I am always up for it!

Some of my best things come from collaboration. Michele and I have worked together before. She gets an idea and we get to work. Our latest joint effort is a long arm pincushion. It turned out so well, I plan on adding to my shop. She has a long arm and the pins are large. She wondered if we could design a pincushion to ride on her long arm, so the pins could be ready to go. Because the pins are bigger this pincushion is heavy duty. She knew exactly what she needed. I'm all about making things easier, so I was happy to help! 

She was great about sending me measurements and I shared some fabric choices with her. Together we came up with this super functional pincushion! Of course it had an emery core, because pincushions with emery are great for pins and have such a nice weight. This pincushion also has 2 removable straps made from double sided Velcro. She can move her pincushion anywhere on the arm, or slide the straps out and use it on a work surface. It was a super fun challenge and I hope to make many more! Oh, to have a long arm! 


Here is what she said when she got it... "It arrived! Wish you were here to see me open it...a big oooohhhh! It's so so pretty!! And it fits my machine perfectly, absolutely perfectly. I let out all the velcro and it's very snug around the machine so I know it won't be going anywhere. I put a few pins in so you could see but it will hold lots and lots. I couldn't be happier. You always go above and beyond...I couldn't have imagined such a thing. Thank you so very much Jill, it's always such a pleasure to collaborate with you. Here's a pic of my happy face and the happy machine."......... Awwwh! That makes me so happy! 


 This Pincushion is from Melody. She created a fun Halloween pincushion using the Haunted House pattern from the Etsy Shop BerryBirdie. Didn't she do a great job! She ordered my Halloween Pin Assortment and asked that I include pins to coordinate with her pincushion. It was my pleasure!

When she was finished her project, she shared this great photo with me. Don't you just love that scissors warning on her sewing machine?! I need one of those.

Sometimes I get a request to change fabrics, shapes or sizes. I don't mind a bit.






It all begins with an idea. Once we decide on the shape, size and colors, I send photos from my crazy, big fabric stash. We may come up with something the first time, or it may take a few more photos. Sometimes customers send me their fabrics of choice. I love a challenge. I really want my customers to be super happy with their project.

Sometimes it is just a matter of changing fabrics. I send a photo of fabric choices and off we go. Here is a pretty one I created with Michelle. It is normally done with 1930's fabrics. It is beautiful in this soft print called Rose and Violet's Garden by Riley Blake.


Sometimes people just send me photos of their projects of their own creations and I love that too. Often they need pins that coordinate. Tracey send me her cross stitch project in process. And a picture once it was finished. Isn't it lovely? She has been with me for many years. She made this for her sister-in-law. Suzanne has visited my shop to have special things made for Tracey. Its so much fun to work with them.

Karen sent me a photo of her amazing wool pincushion. She needed pins. Look at all that hand stitching! I thought it was so pretty I just had to add it to this post.

I want to thank my amazing customers for sharing their ideas and their work with me. I have been working with some people almost since the beginning of my Etsy journey. I wouldn't have a shop without them. I've met so many new people along the way. Everyone makes my job feel so much more than a business. I truly enjoy working with so many generous and talented people. Its always so nice to connect with kindred spirits.

Hope you don't hesitate to call on me with your special requests. As I gear up for the holidays, I can almost always fit in a special request. But, of course, get your ideas to me early if you can. I love a good present! Let me know if its a gift. I have gift boxes for most pincushions. I wrap each and every order in pretty tissue with a big, tulle bow. I want you to feel spoiled.

Happy sewing! Thanks for stopping!


Friday, October 6, 2023

Secret Blog Sale and New Items on Fiberluscious!

I'll let you in on little secret.... I am featuring a secret sale just for those who visit my blog! Get 15% off any item in my shop from now till October 15th, (2023). Just use the coupon code, FiberBlog15. Watch for more sales on Etsy this fall. Its time to get a start on your Christmas shopping! I have been busy making lots of new things. I have some lovely autumn themed pincushions in stock now. The above pincushion is called Autumn Love. Like all of my pincushions, it has an emery core and comes with 2 decorative pins. I also send free gift boxes upon request!
Check out my Fall Mug Pincushions in Brown or Cream. .................. My Newest items are Mug Rugs! ..................
I have adorable Cups and Spoons, Red Cardinal, Cross Stitch and Cat Love! I use an Insulated Batting to keep your table dry and your coffee warm. They are 6 by 8 inches and super adorable. ................................... I have added more Boxy Quilt Clip Pouches to my inventory. I know how handy they are. I use mine every day! You can buy them with or without clips. Here is one called My Red Work Garden featuring a fun, modern bird print. Check out the removable charms. I added a fun, red cardinal bead. Remove them using the lobster clasp if you need to give your pouch a wash. I recommend hand washing and air drying, but my pouches are built for just about anything!
There are more where that came from. I also have them in Orchid (Carrie Bloomston, Wonder Print) and Pink Frosting, a Lori Holt Flea Market Print.
I hope you stop by my Etsy shop, Fiberluscious and see everything I have to share! Happy Fall! Jill

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Cat Love Pincushion is Back!

I am thrilled to announce that Cat Love is back! Its a new print by Mia Charro called Kitty Wreaths. It is just as adorable as the original print. In fact I had to hunt down the changes. All I know is that I am so happy to offer my original Cat Love Pincushion again. I've had so many requests for this pincushion. It is so sweet in pink. I also use a Basic Gray Grunge in Duchess. There are 4 cats in the print, but you have to choose 3 for your pincushion. When you order you can choose specific cats, all one cat or just let me surpise you. This pincushion is special for so many reasons. Just look at that silk velvet button on top. I use a hand dyed velvet with lots of coordinating colors. Everything about this pincushion is fun and functional. It has an emery core for sharpening your pins and needles. It's surrounded by fiberfill, so it's nice a fluffy. This pincushion is large. It's 4 1/2 inches across and 2 1/4 inches high. Here are the kitties in this print. Maybe one resembles on of your fuzzy friends!
I purchased enough fabric to last me for a while. Lets hope it doesn't go out of print like the original. Don't you hate that when that happens! After I ran out last time, I had to use my leftover bits and pieces to recreate new versions. If you like this one better, let me know and I'll also add this back into my Etsy Shop Fiberluscious.
The timing is perfect as Pink is so on-trend these days! It will also be available for gift giving this holiday season! I have more pincushions coming. I've added some more Mia Charro prints from her Autumn Friends Collection. They are lovely in warm fall colors. Here is my Autumn Pincushion with pretty mugs of coffee! There are more. Come to my Etsy Shop and check them out!
Happy Sewing! Jill