Author Archives: Alexandra

About Alexandra

Mother. Chef. Artist. I live in beautiful Portland, Oregon with my husband, Ben and our daughter, Willow. This is an account of our rambling adventures and a place for what's inspiring me right now.

I’ve moved!

Finally recovered my passwords to get back in here! I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I’ve moved over to a new webpage where I will be blogging weekly. I had finally just sucked it up … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Comes to Portland!!!

So as of right now, crafty people from all over the world are pouring into Portland for the 2013 Spring Quilt Market! I am lucky enough to have snagged a ticket through my girl Bex (its a trade show, so … Continue reading

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Have you heard that google reader is going away? I’ve moved over to bloglovin’ you can add me here to keep up with all the latest projects and fabrics.

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The Liberty of London Book of Home Sewing

Hey everyone! I’ve been on fire lately. Something about this time of year always gets my creative juices going and I’ve been working full stop! I’ve got a book review up on the PMQG blog today. Pop over and give it … Continue reading

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Fabric Friday #6 Autumn Jewels

I’m not usually a jewel tone kind of girl. I tend to gravitate to lighter, cheerful colors. Lately however, I find myself pausing at plums, and lingering on pumpkins and dusky roses. I suspect it has something to do with … Continue reading

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Fabric Friday #5 Strawberry Fields

My super awful cold has turned into a full blown Sinus infection. Which explains why I still feel pretty icky a week+  into what I’ve lovingly named “Toddler Death Plauge”. Seriously, their germs are no joke! I’m finally starting to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

There are a few desserts that I am nearly always in the mood for. Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cheesecake, Apple pie and seasonal fruit galettes.  But what if I decided to combine two of my favorite desserts, what then? I’ll tell … Continue reading

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Little Leaves

If you follow me on flickr, you’ve already seen this, but I wanted to make sure I recorded it here, before it goes to its new home. I started this, erm, almost 2 years ago to the week. It’s a … Continue reading

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I’m a total control freak. Its hard for me to “let go” when I create. I like balance and order. But more and more, I see wild improv quilts and I love them. But sitting down to try my hand … Continue reading

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Fabric Friday #4

Uh, well this is embarrassing, I last blogged in February? Can that be right? When it comes to juggling everything in my life, blogging is the ball that I let fall the most. I wrote so many blog posts in … Continue reading

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