Elizabeth Thomas

Reviving the lost art of sewing one student at a time β€’private lessonsβ€’small group classesβ€’custom sewing

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My niece is turning 9 in a couple weeks and it just felt right to make her her first project bag πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ„ I 100% stole the idea from a gift I got from @livingthreadgirl in a swap 😬 I’m pretty sure it still counts though 😏 #quilting #birthdaygift #projectbag #jenibaker #makeallthethings

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It’s been a minute since I’ve made a mushroom πŸ˜πŸ„ #forestfloorpattern #birthdaygift #quilting #sewing #futurebag

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Fall Creek Falls with my love ❀️ (and our small group) Such a gorgeous day to explore God’s beautiful gift of nature πŸπŸ‚πŸŒŠ #fallcreekfalls #nature #tennesseestateparks #truelove

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When your sister’s pattern is perfect for the #manosyarn you’re obsessed with 😍 I️ can’t wait to see this one done! #knittersofinstagram #knitlove #luckylambs #honeybeeshrug

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That fluff of red beneath Goldie (a bantam) is one of her 10 week old chicks. She is 100% determined to still β€œmother” them even if they are bigger than her...and I️ can 100% relate πŸ™ƒ #stopgrowingup #chickensofinstagram #chickenkeeping #mamahen #mamaslove

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This my sweet friend @tappatam Tammie! I made her a cute little #sailortop from #fancytigercrafts and I think these #cottonandsteel squirrels suit her well πŸ’›πŸ’› #sewing #sewforfriends #fancytigersailortop

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Well, thanks to @i.heart.stitch.art saying she'd love to see this done, I finally got it done! Thank you friend!! I needed a push πŸ˜‰ And I am in love 😍 #stowebag #embroidery #amh #fieldsaflutter

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The best part of #quiltmarket2017 is all the sweet connections πŸ’— Booth-ing with @annamariahorner was a blast! And meeting new friends @quietplay and @gnomeangel was spectacular! And I always love catching up with my #artgalleryfabrics girlfriends @sharonhollanddesigns and @maureencracknell But truly I think the best part was having my sweet hubby by my side 😘 it's been amazing...but I'm ready to be home 😊

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This weekend we celebrated the life of my aunt. My sisters and I were privileged enough to help care for her the last few months and I know it brought us all closer ❀️ I'm so thankful for my family and the love we have for each other! (Also, go ahead and tell me my niece isn't a mini-me πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘§πŸΌ!)

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Joining @myteaandbrie for #saturdaynightcraftalong Working on a bodice for a #paintedportraitdress for Quilt Market and I cannot WAIT to see it complete! (for the record, NOT embroidering every flower πŸ˜‚) #embroidery #amh #skippingstonesfabric

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Gah!! I love my new #wellcomposedblouse from #annamariahorner and in her lovely #loominous fabric πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ’– #slowfashion #sewing #imadethis

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Ok, ok I know what you're thinking... #amhfangirl does it again πŸ˜‚ Well these are actually two adorable hat forms for #craftsouth for all our fun #beanies 😁 #hatform #headform #modcorsage #skippingstones #modpodge

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Not the best pic but I was SO excited to get my #multitaskertote finished that I HAD to rush outside and catch the last glimpse of sunlight to snag a pic 😁 self admitted #amhfangirl ... I live my days surrounded by the beauties, who wouldn't be? πŸ˜‰ #sewing #quilting #AMH

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So fun to meet IG friends in real life!! Sweet @dana_of_unwind brought in a batch of her amazing hand dyed yarns for us to carry at the shop 😍 #yarn #unwindyarncompany #handdyedyarn #craftsouth

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It's been way too long and I've missed this peaceful time so much β€οΈπŸ’› #embroidery #embroideryart #fieldsaflutter #amh

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See...I don't *always* use #amh πŸ˜‚ Just kidding, I pretty much always do! #amhfangirl #cottonandsteel #magicforest

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Call me an #amhfangirl if you want, I don't care! I can't help it 😍 My baby sis requested a wallet that was simple and cute soooo ta-da ✨ Complete with a vintage button from grampa's button bin, what's not to love? #annamariahorner #modestmaven #wallet #handmade #sewing

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Joining @myteaandbrie for #saturdaynightcraftalong I just put the finishing touches on what I'm calling a #busymat for my aunt who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. I'm praying this will be a nice distraction for her hands that want to stay busy although her brain simply cannot tell them what to do. #sewing #family #loveyourfamily

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Oh my heck @fancytigercrafts 😍 I feel quite certain there are many more #sailortop in my future!! This one is #alisonglass #doublegauze and it is an absolute dream!! Thanks for the great class on #creativebug @fancyamber πŸ’—

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Sometimes when your own life is tough, it just feels so good for the soul to use your gifts to bring joy to others πŸ’— These memory bears will all be baby shower gifts and I love knowing I got to play a part in something so very special! #memorybear #sewing #giftsthatmatter #useyourgifts

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Y'all!! It's DONE!! Yay!!! I am so super happy to be wearing my #scrappyhappysummertank on this dreary #nashville day! My first knit garment is a success and I owe it all to my sis! @luckylambs you inspire me in so many ways and teach me all the cool things in life...keep it up πŸ˜‰ #knitting #knittersofinstagram #craftsouth #fo #finishedobject

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Ok I lied...one more pic before it's 100% finished because this is too fun! My sis had me try it on and the baby ran to get her matching sweater πŸ‘― we had a lot of fun today πŸ’ž #twinning #knitlove #scrappyhappysummertank #knittersofinstagram #thankfulweliveclose

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Ok two things...1: I'm wearing long sleeves because it's in the low 80's with zero humidity and it's GORGEOUS! 🌀️ 2: it's been a very long time since any of my girls have sat on my lap and I'm kind of loving this moment so I'm gonna sit very. very. Very still so she stays 😁 #chickensofinstagram #shemayjustwantmywine #dorathechicken

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#eclipse2017 watch! All the picnic quilts and all the snacks πŸ˜„

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When your nephew asks for MORE #starwars pillows...I mean, what's an aunt to do πŸ’πŸΌπŸ€— #quietplay #quilting #paperpiecing #stillincontentionforgreatestaunt #milleniumfalcon

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There are so many reasons I love having my sisters close, but #craftnight is right at the top of that list ❀️ All the essentials ~ all the crafts, homemade wine, homemade snacks (guac, hummus and plantain chips!!) and of course chocolate! I love these girls fiercely and adore every minute we have together #sisterlove #knitting #hoopquiltalong #quilting {not pictured: awesome sis who took the first pic πŸ˜‰}

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#scrappyhappysummertank is moving right along! 😁🌈✨ it stays hot here in Nashville f-o-r-e-v-e-r so I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to wear it still πŸ˜‰ Many thanks to @luckylambs for walking me through it all and @hannahbelleknits for helping me rip back when I made a boo-boo 😘

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Now that she's received them I can post finished pics of my #bentobag for the #bentobagswap 😁 I loved using the metallic #essexlinen as well as toweling from #moda and I did add a shooting star to that moon phase print from #maureencracknell πŸ’«πŸŒ” #sewing #quilting #barij #cottonandsteel

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Prepping for a #paperpiecing class @craftsouth next week! Come join me if you e always wanted to challenge yourself to this but need a little hand 😁 #sewingclass #quiltclass #lillyellastitchery #forestfloorpattern

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