Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Surprise Doll Essential Crossbody (Sewn Ideas)

This adorable doll fabric from Backstitch made a totally cute little crossbody bag! The Essential Cross Body bag from Sewn Ideas is a pretty quick project, but it does take some patience to get all the curves and gussets done nicely.

Panel says "If you can't be a mermaid in a sea of fishes, be a unicorn in a field of horses"

Thursday, November 30, 2023

WIP Thursday - Where Did All the "Extra" Time Go?

Was it just a few weeks ago that I was confident I'd have PLENTY of time to prepare for the next market...which is now barely a week away? Yeah, I got a little cocky there ;) I have actually gotten several things ready (crayon rolls and Moondance journals), but I'm now in overdrive to restock the doodle dolls, blankets, and kitchen towels. I'm not even bothering to consider keyfobs, finger puppets, or any of the other little things I usually add on last minute. 

Just a few of the things I'm trying to finish!

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Poe Essential Cross Body Tote (Sewn Ideas)

This little purse was surprisingly quick to make, but still adorable! A small panel fit on it too! The Essential Cross Body bag is such a cute little purse and great for using small amounts of my fabric.

This is such a delightfully macabre panel!

Thursday, November 16, 2023

WIP Thursday - Ramping Up!

Last week I felt pretty confident I'd have enough time to do everything on my list...then my embroidery machine took that as a challenge and decided to act up. Instead of getting at least one blanket and a few of the smaller things done every day, it took me 3 days to finish ONE thing. And there was much ripping of the loopy stitches and cursing under my breath. The good news is that I'm on vacation ALL next week, and other than a bunch of etsy orders, cleaning my house for company, and hosting/cooking for Thanksgiving, I don't have anything else I have to do! (feel free to laugh at my optimism) 

I'm trying to use up my collection, at least small parts of it!

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

WIP Wednesday - Eye of the Storm

I feel like I'm in the eye of the storm, everything is calm, but at any second it will suddenly go back to madness! There is a little over 4 weeks until my next show, so I have PLENTY of time to restock...or at least it feels like that now! I'm sure the next few weeks will fly by and I'll only finish maybe half of my restock list. I want to stitch up at least 20 more blankets, 30-50 doodle dolls, a stockpile of crayon rolls, 22 Moondance journal covers, some more wall art, some mini notebooks...

Three of the journal covers ready for sewing

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Golden Girls Sky Harbor Tote (Sew Sweetness) and NCW (Emmaline)

It's always fun to use a snarky fabric on a purse and wallet set, and this awesome Golden Girls inspired fabric from Backstitch is so pretty! The Sky Harbor Tote from Sew Sweetness really worked great to show off all the fun pieces of this fabric, plus some panels!

The full set

Thursday, November 2, 2023

626 Perfectly Clear Bag (ChrisW Designs) - Pattern Testing

I really tried to resist adding clear vinyl to my ever expanding collection, but it's just too fun! I'm so glad that ChrisW Designs came out with this super fast new pattern, it's going to help me make a (small) dent in my supplies! The Perfectly Clear Bag is SUPER fast to make up and only has a few pieces to cut, and if you use premade straps or webbing, it's even faster!

I went cute on this one!