I’m deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Kathreen Ricketson, founder of Whip Up, author of quilting and craft books, and the creator of Action Pack family magazine. Although I never met Kathreen in person, we worked together on a number of projects and I have been inspired by her amazing blog for years. A force in the handmade world, she influenced so many people with her creativity and her integrity.
Beyond her honest and thoughtful words, she really lived a beautiful and creative handmade life. This year she and her family left home to travel around their native Australia to live the slow life, to explore the natural world and connect with one another on a new level. The incredibly sad circumstances of her death and the tragedy of her two children losing both of their parents in a single day is too much. I hope her children will somehow feel the love that is pouring in for them from around the world. Kathreen touched so many lives through her work.
It looks like they have created a fund for Kathreen and Rob’s children, so please check in over at Whip Up for more details. The photo above was posted by Kathreen on her blog just a few months ago.
Paper Punch Flowers from Damask Love.
Paper-pieced Hexies from My Poppet.
Vanilla Bean Lavender Sugar Scrub from Oleander and Palm for Whimseybox.
Craft Apron from The Purl Bee.
DIY Patterned Cloth Napkins from The Sweetest Occasion.
Bias-Trimmed Circle Scarf from Behind the Hedgerow.
Happy Earth Day! Here’s a craft from the past, handmade paper with seeds and flowers from a post that I wrote for Alpha Mom a few years ago.
Paper Butterflies from Agus Yornet.
Geometric Stamp Town from Fellow Fellow.
Marimekko Style Tunic from Alabama Chanin.
Spring Applique Pillow from Design Sponge.
Quilt-as-you-go Log Cabins from Stitched in Color.
Exploding Star from Thought and Found.
Paper Bow from How about Orange.
Flower Sachets from The Purl Bee.
Pretty Pleats Zipper Pouch from Pile O’ Fabric.
Arrow Skirt from Me Sew Crazy.
3D Butterfly Wall Display from Make It and Love It.
Ombre Stitched Summer Scarf from Design Sponge.
Confetti Bowl from Homework.
Modern Block of the Month from Alyssa Lichner for Sew, Mama, Sew!