Thursday, December 31, 2015

The End of 2015...

Hi Everyone!

As 2015 comes to an end, I just wanted to say thank you so much for everyone who supports my business. To all my students, all the people who attend craft shows that I participate in, all the people who read my blog or watch my YouTube tutorials - THANK YOU! I wouldn't be able to do what I do, without all my supporters.

A special thank you to Heather, at Quilter's Connection Magazine, for featuring one of my patterns (yet again!) in the Winter 2015 issue that recently came out.
I'm so honoured to be given the opportunity to be part of her fantastic Canadian magazine.

My pattern for a patchwork children's quilted sleeping bag is on page 36. Enjoy!

My last video of 2015 has been highly requested, ever since I posted my "Sewing Gift Ideas 2015" video.

Here is the link to the tutorial on how to turn an old button-down dress shirt into a pillow cover!

I'd love to see your creations! If you make a pillow from my tutorial, please send me a photo at or tag me on Instagram! (Instagram & Facebook links are in the description of the YouTube video)

Happy New Year!
See you all in 2016!

Love, Tiffany

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sewing Christmas Gift Ideas & Custom Orders - 2015

Hi Everyone!

Last night I finally got around to posting a new inspiration video on quick and easy projects that you could whip up before Christmas or even use as stocking stuffers!

I've done this type of video for the past two years and I am so happy to come back each year with new last minute ideas that you can make mostly using materials you already have! If you're interested in viewing the videos from previous years, or other full-length tutorials, check out my YouTube channel. :)

I also have successfully finished all of my custom orders that needed to be done before the 19th of December!
Here's all ELEVEN memory pillows that I received as orders, just only over the past week.

Totally exhausted after completing this order, and also teaching additional classes for my students to have the opportunity to complete their own Christmas projects. It is now time for me to start my own holiday shopping/gift making.

Are you working on anything unique for Christmas gifts this year? I'd love to see photos of what you're working on, or photos of anything you make from my videos!

Happy Sewing!
Love, Tiffany

Monday, December 7, 2015

Kingsway Craft Show & December 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just realized its been a little while since I last updated the blog!

Back on November 29th we were at the Kingsway College Christmas Craft Show. We had a great day seeing familiar faces of both fellow vendors and customers!

Here are a few photos of our booth!

Kingsway was the last craft show of the season that I am participating in.

For the remainder of December, the focus will be completing our pillowcase donations for The Denise House, and of course making sure all my students complete their projects in time for Christmas.

Pillowcase charity classes will be held on December 9th and 16th, from 6:30-8:30pm

Drop-in sessions will be held on December 11th and 18th from 4-7pm.
 (cost of the classes are $5 each) Drop in classes are for any current students who need some additional time outside of their usual Saturday classes to complete projects that are going to be given away as Christmas gifts.

A reminder for all sewing students that our regular Saturday sessions will end on December 19th.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Ornament Class - 2015

Hi Everyone!

Last night I taught a class on how to make these super fun fabric origami Christmas ornaments. They are really popular, a bit time consuming - but totally beautiful!

Here's some photos of what my students made last night!

I don't have a video tutorial of my own out (yet!) but there are probably quite a few floating around YouTube if you're interested in making one! (used 4" balls and 3" squares of fabric)

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an E-mail at

Are you making any Christmas ornaments this year? I'd love to see photos of what you are all working on!

Happy Crafting!
Love, Tiffany

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kingsway College Christmas Craft Show 2015

Hi Everyone!

If you read my last blog post, you will know that I am having a very hectic week. Well, its about to get a little more crazy!

I've accepted a last minute offer to have a booth at the Christmas craft show held at Kingsway College. The show will be held on Sunday November 29th from 10am-5pm (not 4:30pm as stated on the posters)

I'm very excited for the opportunity as I have never participated as a vendor at this show!

I will be a busy bee over the next few weeks, teaching my classes and getting through the next two craft shows!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Custom Order and Website Launch!

Hi Everyone,

This is a very busy week for me!
I'm prepping for my next (and last) craft show of the season! On Saturday November 14th I will be at the West Rouge community centre in Scarborough.

As well, I have a lovely group of volunteers who has been helping out over the past couple of months, getting ready for our holiday donation. We've been making pillowcases that will be donated to the Denise House, and small blankets that will be donated to a local shelter that helps abused, neglected and senior cats. We've made great progress so far and I will be posting photos soon!

And finally, today I will be advertising a "soft launch" of my new website! My website currently features photos of my students' work, as well as items available for purchase in-store by my consigners! The "cart" feature is not fully complete so stay tuned for photos of individual products & their prices! You can check out my website HERE

This week I also completed a custom order, for two memory pillows. I absolutely love the idea of these, as keepsakes not only after the passing of a loved one, but even for someone who is moving away, etc. (The shirt can be unbuttoned to remove the pillow form, to wash the outside covering if needed)

I believe that these pillows are going to be given as Christmas gifts. I can't think of a more touching and beautiful gift to receive. 
If you are interested in having pillows like these made, feel free to send me an E-mail at 

What have you been working on lately?

Happy Quilting,
Love, Tiffany

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Start your holiday shopping at Quilter's Workshop!

It might be too early for some to begin thinking about their Christmas shopping lists, but I know others are nearly done! I myself have started shopping and so far each item that I have purchased has been from a small business or craft show vendor! Supporting small businesses is something that I am very passionate about, which is why today's blog post is very exciting for me.

If you're looking for some unique Christmas gift ideas that are all lovingly made by local crafters, look no further!

Below are photos of just some of the awesome items available at Quilter's Workshop! Some of these items would be perfect stocking stuffers as well!

Pop in and visit us to start off your holiday shopping and view other available items in the shop!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

West Rouge Holiday Artisan Sale - 2015

Hi Everyone!

The final craft show that I will be participating in for this season will be helf on Saturday November 14th at the West Rouge Community Centre.

If you would like to join the event page on Facebook, please click HERE

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DIY Coffee Cup Sleeve

Hi Everyone,

Today I posted a video tutorial over on my YouTube channel, on how to make a coffee cup sleeve/coffee cup cozy.
These are super easy and quick to make and would also be excellent as Christmas gifts, teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, etc.

Did I mention its the perfect project to use up bits of scrap fabrics from your stash? OH YES :)

If you'd like to find out how to make one, click HERE

Don't forget to share your creations with me! I'd love to see photos of things you make from my can send me an E-mail at or use the hashtag #sewingwithtiffany so that I can find your photos on Instagram! 

Happy Sewing!
Love, Tiffany 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Durham Craft & Gift Show 2015 - FREE ADMISSION COUPON

Hi Everyone!

My favourite craft show is coming up very soon and I want to see as many of you there as possible! So print off this coupon and enjoy FREE ADMISSION!

Let the Christmas shopping begin! :)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Frixion Colours - Product Review

Hi Everyone,

I recently filmed a YouTube review on the Frixion Colours marking pens. They come in a wide variety of colours and are very affordable! (They're currently for sale for $2.49 each)

Say good-bye to your chalk rollers and tailor pencils, this will be the only marking tool you'll ever need.

If you would like to see how they work, click HERE

Monday, September 14, 2015

Re-launching Quilter's Workshop!

Hi Everyone!

It has been quite a while since I shared a post!

Some of you may already be aware, but I have re-launched my business so that it now includes a small-scale gift shop!
All of the products that I have on display in my store are all handmade by local artisans.

Today, I will be introducing "Paper Kreations by Jackie"

Jackie sells a variety of homemade cards, ready-made scrapbook albums and other fun paper crafts. You can now find a variety of her products inside Quilter's Workshop! (Now located at 152 Brock St. N. downtown Whitby)

To view her other items, or to place a custom order, please visit her Facebook page by clicking HERE

I am so so honoured to have a lovely variety of incoming products from local crafters who I have come to know personally, by participating in craft show events, over the past several years. Shopping local and supporting small businesses is very important to me, and I hope that I can provide a perfect selection of gift items leading up to the holidays.

Over the next several weeks I will be posting photos of what products are available! Stay tuned!
Current "store hours" include Friday evenings from 4pm-7pm, Saturdays from 9am-5pm, or by appointment.

For anyone who has not yet registered for fall classes, I only have space available in my 9-11AM (Saturday) class! If you are interested in registering, please send an E-mail to

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Excited for Fall & New Beginnings!

Hi Everyone!

I am pleased to announce that on Saturday September 5th 2015, I will be hosting my fall open house, from 10AM-2PM.

As usual, this day will provide students with an opportunity to register for fall classes, choose projects, etc.
(Fall classes will officially begin on Saturday September 12th 2015)

However, I am super excited to share with all of you, that beginning on September 5th, you will be able to shop at Quilter's Workshop, and find a variety of products handmade by local artists who I know personally from my past participation in craft show events.

I have dreamed and wished for a long time, that I will one day have a store-front. This opportunity is the first step of many that I plan to take, to someday develop my business to be able to support myself entirely. I have been working very hard to develop my business over the past six and a half years and am absolutely thrilled to be able to display the works of local crafters and continue to teach my classes.
I am a firm believer in supporting small businesses and shopping local. Leading up to the holidays, Quilter's Workshop will be the perfect location to pick up a variety of gift items, each unique and made with love.

Below is a small ad that I have been sharing with my clients and current students, regarding all the information for the grand opening day.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting updates and photos of products that will be available at Quilter's Workshop. Stay tuned!

I hope that everyone enjoys the remainder of summer and I am so excited to re-launch my business for all of you this fall.

Love, Tiffany

Monday, August 17, 2015

Getting Ready...

Hello Everyone!

Firstly, I want to share with you an adorable little bunny who will make your Monday much more bearable!

He has been visiting my yard almost everyday! I love when I catch a glimpse out the window and see him nibbling on the weeds!

Second, I have been very busy (as always!) Prepping for upcoming fall craft shows, finishing up the last two weeks of my summer sewing classes, getting ready for my big move, etc.

How adorable is this little pillow that I was working on recently?
Soon you'll be able to purchase pillows like this, as well as many more a location that is TBA! Keep checking back for more info!

Hope everyone enjoys the last two weeks of summer!

Love, Tiffany 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Exciting things are coming!

Hi Everyone!

I'm hoping that you're all having a wonderful summer and hopefully you've taken time to sew, craft, bake, or do whatever makes you happy!

EXCITING THINGS ARE COMING....and I wanted to take the time to reach out and make sure you're all following me on your favourite social media platforms! If you're interested in seeing what I am up to on a daily basis, or maybe viewing photos of what my students are working on in my classes, feel free to take a peak by choosing from the links below! (I post on social media more often than I have the time to sit down and write blog posts!)






Over the next month I will be busy making some major life changes and I am so looking forward to sharing updates and photos with you! (In the meantime, check out some awesome tutorials on my YouTube channel!)

Stay tuned!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Embellishing Towels (Without Embroidery!)

Hi Everyone!

In the past, I made a YouTube video tutorial, explaining how to use your embroidery machine to embellish hand towels.

However, it has come to my attention that you can embellish towels (just as nicely!) without an embroidery machine! Using up some scraps, or some of your favourite fabrics.

These can be made in a matter of minutes, hopefully using supplies that you may already have lying around. And wouldn't they make perfect little gifts/stocking stuffers! (It's never too soon to be talking about Christmas!)

If you would like to watch my video tutorial, feel free to click on the link below:

If you have any questions, please send me an E-mail at

Happy Decorating!

Love, Tiffany

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Toddler Aviator Hat

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to make a quick post about this adorable little hat that I recently made.

Its made of pink gingham flannel and lined with lime green bubble-plush minky.

I would just like to note that I did not design the pattern. I simply came across it on Pinterest. I did utilize the pattern templates, however I didn't bother reading the directions, as I find that I prefer to do things my own method. 

I'm so in love with how cute it turned out, that I wanted to share it with you, to inspire everyone to start thinking of fall projects! 

Happy Sewing, 

Monday, July 27, 2015

120 Cupcakes

Hello Everyone!

Happy Monday!

Over the weekend I was working on a cupcake order for a retirement party. The order was for 120 cupcakes, and I thought that the design I did was quite versatile and would be cute for bridal showers, baby showers, or even summer birthday parties! So I filmed a little video while I was working.

If you'd like to check out my mini-tutorial, you can click the link below!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DIY Sleep Mask

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with another video tutorial!

Sleep masks make super cute crafts, to teach yourself or a child to sew! They can be used for summer camp (have the kids decorate them if you make them), Birthday party goody-bags, stocking stuffers at Christmas, etc. So many possibilities, and they can be made using a minimal amount of items that you may already have!

If you would like to watch my YouTube video on how to make a sleep mask, click the link below!

If you make one, I'd love to see a photo! You can send me an E-mail at or post it to my Facebook page!

Happy Crafting!
Love, Tiffany

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DIY Fabric Bin Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I recently posted a photo of my fabric storage bins on Reddit, and received an overwhelming response! Everyone wanted to know how I made them, so I made a YouTube tutorial!

If you would like to make these fabric bins (in three different sizes!) feel free to click the link below!

If anyone has any questions regarding the tutorial, please feel free to send me an E-mail, at

Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Classes 2015

Hi Everyone!

I'm pleased to announce that my summer classes are off to a great start!

This summer my classes are filled with new and returning students, first-time sewers, adults, children and even mother-daughter combos! Here's a photo from one of my classes last week, two first-time sewers completing their first projects - pillowcases! Very proud of them!

This photo is a dress made by one of my returning adult students, who made this gorgeous Frozen themed dress for a very special little girl. Doesn't she look fabulous in her one-of-a-kind dress? 

If you have not signed up for classes yet, I have just ONE space left in my Monday evenings, starting on July 20th 2015. 6:30pm-8:30pm

As for what I've been working on lately...
I've been jumping back into some paper piecing recently and have fallen in love with this block. 
(I came across the pattern on Craftsy)

I'm not quite sure what I want to do with it, or if I want to make several more and make a quilt....oh the possibilities.

Happy Sewing!
Love, Tiffany