SunnyPatchCottage

Sunny Patch Cottage

Girard, Kansas · 87 Sales

SunnyPatchCottage

Sunny Patch Cottage

Girard, Kansas 87 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

Announcement   Sunny Patch Cottage...Encouraging Femininity and Motherhood One Stitch At A Time.....


Welcome to Sunny Patch Cottage ! Here you'll find hand sewn and/or quilted items, made in our pet friendly non-smoking home.

Connect with us on Facebook with our page, https://www.facebook.com/SunnyPatchCottage

SPC is also on Pinterest, just search our name!

I'm Angie, owner/seamstress/file clerk/order fulfillment clerk/purchasing agent/IT support/janitor/etc for Sunny Patch Cottage. I've been busy purchasing fabrics and turning them into feminine items, such as aprons and nursing covers. My IT department is slow on listing, but the sewing department works pretty regularly. I love creating feminine items, from tiered skirts to pretty aprons and such. I'm diving into baby and doll clothing as well for the little ones.

As I've gotten older I have wanted to create for the little girls I never got to have. My outlet is here and in person and other online venues. My time for babies has passed but the heart for creating for babies and little girls hasn't.

Most of my items are made of new off the bolt fabrics. Those that use upcycled parts will be noted as such. These are mostly in quilting.



I enjoy working with new and repurposed fabrics, giving new life to pretty fabrics that may otherwise go to the wayside. Right now my obsession is with string quilt blocks. (grins) The goal of my work is to re-use fabrics and keep perfectly good quality fibers out of the landfill and in the arms of those who would love them.
I also adore creating out of fresh off the bolt fabrics. Yes, I'm a fabriholic with no desire for rehab!

I also enjoy sharing the pieces I've cut too much of... When I get on a roll of cutting pieces, it gets out of hand. I can only use so many squares in this lifetime lol! So my excess I'm glad to offer here.

Announcement

Last updated on May 5, 2018

Sunny Patch Cottage...Encouraging Femininity and Motherhood One Stitch At A Time.....


Welcome to Sunny Patch Cottage ! Here you'll find hand sewn and/or quilted items, made in our pet friendly non-smoking home.

Connect with us on Facebook with our page, https://www.facebook.com/SunnyPatchCottage

SPC is also on Pinterest, just search our name!

I'm Angie, owner/seamstress/file clerk/order fulfillment clerk/purchasing agent/IT support/janitor/etc for Sunny Patch Cottage. I've been busy purchasing fabrics and turning them into feminine items, such as aprons and nursing covers. My IT department is slow on listing, but the sewing department works pretty regularly. I love creating feminine items, from tiered skirts to pretty aprons and such. I'm diving into baby and doll clothing as well for the little ones.

As I've gotten older I have wanted to create for the little girls I never got to have. My outlet is here and in person and other online venues. My time for babies has passed but the heart for creating for babies and little girls hasn't.

Most of my items are made of new off the bolt fabrics. Those that use upcycled parts will be noted as such. These are mostly in quilting.



I enjoy working with new and repurposed fabrics, giving new life to pretty fabrics that may otherwise go to the wayside. Right now my obsession is with string quilt blocks. (grins) The goal of my work is to re-use fabrics and keep perfectly good quality fibers out of the landfill and in the arms of those who would love them.
I also adore creating out of fresh off the bolt fabrics. Yes, I'm a fabriholic with no desire for rehab!

I also enjoy sharing the pieces I've cut too much of... When I get on a roll of cutting pieces, it gets out of hand. I can only use so many squares in this lifetime lol! So my excess I'm glad to offer here.

Angie Abella

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Sunny Patch Cottage.... Promoting Femininity and Motherhood One Stitch At A Time

We have a new site! We are at www.sunnypatchcottage.com with more cullotes and baby bibs, and adding as I get more made!


April 2018:. We've come back to our first love, our Sunny Patch name. We've also started adding handmade aprons and nursing covers to our selection.


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August 2017: We've started making cotton baby bibs and burp cloths! It's been fun making these, and now we're sharing them with you. The prints are unique for the most part, and fun for both parents and baby. These are great for baby showers, gifts, etc.


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Update: September 2016: We're back to working on creating. I've been hand quilting baby quilts and other smaller items for both the shop here and given a few away. I've been blessed with an exploding stash of fabrics to work with, both new and beautifully reusable, and there's so much possibility in my work space--the fabrics alone take up 1/2 of a room.

Right now I am currently working on de-boning shirts to use in piecing, and then starting on Christmas items. I'm also blogging on my site, and keeping up on Instagram with day to day progress on pieces.

I hope you are doing well!


Update June 2016: Lots has changed since the last update! We have gained two more cats. The children are teens now (help!!!!) and life sure stays busy. As the kids are able to help a bit more with household duties I can work more on adding to the shop and bring hand quilted items to you.




I started out years ago in 2006 under the name Calvary Creations, in a little bitty tin can trailer--a 12x50, with myself as a single mom with a special needs son. I learned to sew on a machine in order to make my own scrub tops for work, and also to bring in extra money to supplement income made from working as a CNA. Those days I sold on Ebay.

Fast forward a bit, and a couple of name changes, and here I am as Sunny Patch Cottage. I got the name after watching a cute little kids' show with my now husband, his 2 children, and my son..."Miss Spider's Sunny Patch"...and I loved the cottage look, and added those together to get Sunny Patch Cottage.

Through the years my skills have grown, and I've learned ways to make strong and long lasting items on my basic sewing machine. No serging, just a straight and zig zag stitch. I love my machines, a 1973 Singer Scholastic, and a newer Brother with basic stitches. Both are workhorses and put in a lot of hours.

My "studio" is in my living room, a space carved out with a table, shelf to hold my sewing items, and machines, with an ironing board close. I'll admit it's a wee messy, as most creative spaces are, but I get a lot accomplished there when I get opportunity to sit and work. This allows me to be in the middle of the family while still working, being available to my children as they roam about the house. I also take hand sewing along with me on trips to doctors, therapy, and other places where waiting is inevitable...my "studio" moves with me. :)

Each piece I create is one of a kind. No two are exactly the same. I use hand sewing to gather skirts and tiers, to get the perfect amount of gathers, and machine stitch them down. I hand cut each piece rather than rotary cut. Each item is steam pressed. Each item is lovingly made, sometimes they take a few minutes, sometimes a few days if there's a lot of gathering involved, but each item is a work of love.

My home is non-smoking and definitely kid and pet friendly. We have 2 cats, a 16 year old tabby we call "Heifer" and she answers to "Moo", and at her biggest was topping 20 pounds; the other is a 2 year old Korat (looks like a Russian Blue with a slightly different face) that is extra plush and extremely chatty....and loves to play fetch! We also have a beagle who loves squirrels, rabbits, and running around town unleased (shhh don't tell the dog catcher).


UPDATE: February 14, 2014, we have officially changed to Prairie Stitches! This more accurately reflects the love of sewing, crochet, and embroidery that so indwells us!

Welcome to my shop!

Shop members

  • Mrs. Abella

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Head Cook, Bottle Washer, Seamstress, Seam Ripper, You Name It!

    I'm a wife to dear hubby, mom and step mom to 3 teenagers, 3 overfed cats, and 1 beagle. We live in southern Kansas, and here in our home I work on hand quilted baby quilts, mug rugs, pieced aprons, and so on.

Production partners

  • Kathy's Custom Creations

    Edna, KS

    She's a dear friend with gift of creating with cork, canvas, etc and custom embroidery.

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Last updated on Apr 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

For items with lots of reds or blues, it's be great to use a color catcher (found in the laundry aisle) for the first wash or two. I tend to use them when I wash the quilts the first time, but sometimes a second time around with the color catcher is needed. This keeps the rich colors from bleeding off onto other colors and ruining the fabric.

Care instructions

For nursing covers, wash cold, cool, or warm, using your favorite detergent, and dry on low settings or on the line. This will preserve the boning in the front and prevent warping and give your cover longer life.