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twenty sixteen

Posted on Jan 4, 2016
twenty sixteen

Let’s just state the obvious. It is a new year, a brand spanking new year. And just as in years past (like everyone else) it’s time to make some resolutions. It is easy to get caught up with lists of things to do and habits to change, details of numbers seem to get thrown around […]

Maker profile : the modest maker, Emily Winslow

Posted on Nov 8, 2015
Maker profile : the modest maker, Emily Winslow

When Molly and I started foundlovemade our vision was to create a shop of items that were either found or made. We also knew that we wanted to include specially curated items from other local artists and makers in and around our community. Here on my blog we hope to give the artist and makers […]

hello again…

Posted on Oct 14, 2015
hello again…

As fall gets into full swing I find myself at a crossing of two paths, familar and unknown. My familiar path was a rollercoaster ride that was up and down that taught me how to be a better mentor, leader and balance the world of work and play. Last Friday, after 15 years of taking […]

foundlovemade

Posted on Oct 4, 2015
foundlovemade

It’s been just about a year since Molly and I opened our Etsy store foundlovemade. I envisioned it being fun, but I never envisioned it being this much fun! We continue to find just the most amazing pieces that we fall head over heals with and have a backlog of inventory that our busy little lives […]

mini quilts and Instagram swaps

Posted on Aug 20, 2015
mini quilts and Instagram swaps

Last year I participated in my very first online secret swap! It was the schnitzelandboo mini quilt swap done purely on Instagram. I decided that in doing minis it would be a good chance for me to practice patterns and blocks I’ve been wanting to try without a big commitment. I’ve participated in 2 online […]

handlettering a logo

Posted on Aug 5, 2015

I believe that I somehow blinked and July was gone! So much happened yet it went by so fast! One of my most recent commissions was a hand lettered logo. I enjoyed every second of this project from meeting the talented young entrepreneur to finalizing her files. Amanda┬áhas great sense of style and an awesome […]

improv with Sherri Lynn Wood

Posted on Jun 3, 2015
improv with Sherri Lynn Wood

last time Sherri Lynn Wood was in town for her curves class I was out of town so I was really excited when she came back to do another day class, this time with some improvising by a score organized by the Triangle MQG. We met in Durham and had a great space at the […]

meet libby

Posted on May 30, 2015
meet libby

Libby is my new Singer Featherweight 221 — she was made in 1948!  I found out that my grandmother had one of these beauties, I was bummed when I discovered that my aunt had it. My grandma taught my mom and her sister to see on her machine, so my aunt wanted to teach her […]

blustitch is on etsy!

Posted on May 28, 2015
blustitch is on etsy!

my sister-in-law and I opened an etsy store, foundlovemade is a collection of lots of found and made things! The core team of foundlovemade are a couple of sisters-from-another-mister who love beautiful things. One has a background as a graphic designer and quilter { blustitch } and the other has zero design experience but a trained eye […]

unexpected pair

Posted on Mar 25, 2015
unexpected pair

An unlikely exploration of pattern and color sometimes makes for new favorites. Finding just the right colors sometimes means looking at the details. One small pie piece in this Anna Maria Horner print from her Field Study line worked so well with a Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill print I’ve had on my shelves for a […]

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