Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WIP/UFO Wednesday - The Best Laid Plans of Mice...

I had so many great plans to finish up things, get more things started, move the thing and the other thing...and it didn't happen.  I'm not sure where the time went, other than a weekend spent on a birthday party and hanging out, cleaning and unpacking, and occasionally sleeping.  Sleep is somewhat overrated.  Would you pass the coffee please?
More please. 
I did something this week!  It's not finished....but it's something!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Challenge - UFO Stash Busting

Anyone interested in joining me for a UFO stash busting challenge?  I recently ran across my box of projects that were either cut and set aside, planned (including fabric and patterns printed) but never made it past that stage, or started and put in time out.  The box was pretty packed...

I see a Wisteria Wallet in there...
I know I have several of my projects listed in my Wednesday posts, but honestly, I run across so many new things that distract me from going back that without a challenge I doubt they will ever get finished... 

Maybe I'll turn it into a competition....where the winners get MORE supplies or patterns...that seems like a good plan.  Or maybe some fabric from my extensive stash...I know the hubby would appreciate fabric leaving the house instead of just arriving to be added to my stash...

Comment and let me know if you would be interested in joining! What would motivate you to finish your UFO stash?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WIP/UFO Wednesday - Resisting the Urge to Go Overboard

It's almost time for another birthday party around here, which usually means last minute party favor crafting.  Somehow, I've managed to resist the urge - probably due to the fact that I'm surrounded by packed up boxes and piles of stuff that we need to decide where it will live... I feel like I'm neglecting this child, but we are going to be doing fun crafts at the party (rock painting and foam sticker things) so it won't be a totally craft-less party!
Soon I'll move on to another project...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WIP/UFO Wednesday - Distractions Galore!

Right now I'm in a crafting mood (I usually am...rarely in a cleaning mood though, how strange...) but I can't seem to focus on just one project.  Instead, I'm jumping from one thing to another and as soon as I hit a snag or find something shiny to distract me, I realize I've started yet another project!  This week I decided I wanted to make the Bonnie with the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, but when I decided my original glitter vinyl bottom didn't really go, I had to stop and find a new vinyl, and then find a new fabric to go with the already cut out vinyl.  It makes sense in my head. ;)
Cotton Lycra panel in kid sized...will be perfect for a purse!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sneak Peek - Captivator Clutch in Starlett Size

It's time for me to work on another project for the Springs Ambassador program, so I can't share it all until I get the official pics back, but this time is definitely outside my usual zone - bandannas and bright orange and hot pink fabrics!  Here's a sneak peek of the first one, it's the Captivator clutch from the recently finished Bag of the Month Club!

Black and white pics are 'artsy' right?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Delayed For Construction

This week is a bit out of wack, due to surgery on my sinuses.  I'm a firm believer in the 'don't work under the influence of strong drugs because you'll regret it later' instead of sewing, I'm rinsing out my sinuses several times a day, and living on the couch.  ;)  I'd rather be sewing, but leaning forward is somewhat painful at the moment and I keep dozing off randomly.  Before the surgery tho, I did get started on a new project and it's calling my name!  Mainly because I want to get to the next projects behind it, including a fun Beast peeker bag and the latest Swoon pattern release - The Expedition Tote! (affiliated link)
In progress BOMC clutch!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Breaking in the Crafting Space

After the headbands, I wanted to do more sewing!!  I found a new way to use up my flannel, baby burp cloths!  These are faster than the Flannel Eater blankets, but use less of my stash.  There are a ton of tutorials online for the patterns but I found measurements from this Simply Designing pattern and then modified it a little.  As long as my serging doesn't go crooked, they go super fast and only one tail to finish...otherwise they get a little special...
The silver stars are glittery, but they should soften up more with each wash