Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 50 Show Notes + Giveaway!

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 50  Show Notes + Giveaway!

Update: The giveway is closed.

In this episode, I making a plan to get out of my quilting slump, a great new book by Minki Kim, including a giveaway for her new book, and the importance of homemaking routines.

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Harney and Sons English Breakfast tea

Flowering snowball block with two different colorings.

Bloom fabric at Minki’s shop:

Bloom Fabric
Photo by Minki Kim

Zakka Wool Applique by Minki Kim

Sweet Summer Ruana lightweight jacket crochet pattern

Summer Sweet Ruana
Photo used with permission

Books mentioned:

TV shows mentioned:

  • Selma
  • Doc Martin
  • King of the Hill
  • Avatar the Last Airbender


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The Simple Handmade Everyday theme song was written and performed by Jonah Esser. Thanks Jonah!

24 thoughts on “Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 50 Show Notes + Giveaway!”

  • Hi Kristin! I am currently participating in the handpieced qal….my first handpieced quilt project. I saw your post about this podcast….this also the first time I have listened to a podcast! I am sitting in my sewing room working on one of last year’s blocks for my 2020 quilt. I really enjoyed listening to you as I worked…hope I get another opportunity to listen in on your next podcast!

    Thanks, Robin Vizena

  • Oh thanks for the chance to win!

    When I feel a slump, I do some crafty organization, pulling out projects or materials to see if anything sparks. Or, I find a simple project with explicit directions so I do not have to think. The act of stitching usually will pull me out of it. But if not, I remember to not be hard on myself because I know the inspiration will come back in full force at some point!

  • Sewing slumps don’t happen very often here! It’s more like narrowing down my ideas to what I want to work on next. But when I get tired of my current project (yes, that does happen), I lose myself in Pinterest and find new ideas that fire me up. I won’t live long enough to make all the projects I have rolling around in my head!

  • I go through my UFOs and pick up the easiest project and just push myself to begin (baby steps). Love your podcast!

  • I have been quilting for many years so my stash includes many dated fabrics. I follow the Bonnie Hunter approach and cut my scraps into various sizes and use them to make charity quilts. When I am in a slump I buy a little new fabric and it revives my stash. I’ll look through my quilt books to find a pattern I have always wanted to try and I find I am excited to sew. Have a wonderful week.

  • I usually just give it time, if I find myself in a sewing slump. Sometimes, just a trip through the quilt store and all the eye candy motivates me😊❣️

  • When I am in a slump, I bake. A little treat along with a cup of tea or coffee gives me time to reflect on which UFO project is close to finishing. If I can finish up on something it energizes me to get back to work on other projects.

  • I love the last Airbender, I am going to start watching it! I usually get out of sewing slump by working on a different type of craft like knitting , drawing, or even writing. I come back to it every day and sew one seam. If I am really feeling uninspired I will start another project for sewing that is usually either really easy or really hard depending on my brainspace!

  • Hi!
    I am the Sweet Summer Ruana designer and I am so happy to hear that your daughter is enjoying making the ruana! I love to hear about what people think about my patterns! So, listening to your podcast made me so happy. I’d love to see the ruana when she finishes it!
    Also, I loved hearing all your thoughts.
    Hope you and your family are well!

  • When I am in slump, I usually look through books and browse through the Pinterest ( a cup of tea usually by my side while I am doing it :))

  • I love listening to your podcast while sewing! It feels like I have a good friend with me …just chatting away! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me!

  • I overcome sewing slumps by working on small projects that I can complete in a day. That little win usually can give me the boost I need to get busy on larger projects.❤️

  • I’m also in a sewing slump and have been for a while. I hope to get motivated again by cleaning out my sewing room and going through old wips

  • Hi Kristin. This is the first time I’ve listened to your podcast. The chatty nature is so enjoyable!

    I’ve had a wool appliqué for many years. I’ve been stuck at knowing how to start so Minki’s book may be tight up my alley!

    When I’m in a slump, I give myself a break. I also look through quilt magazines, books and Pinterest for inspiration.

    I’m looking forward to listening to some of your prior podcasts and to hearing future ones, too. Stay well!

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