Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Already/Only Wednesday!

I'm alternation between "Shew, it's only Wednesday" and "GAH, It's already Wednesday!!"  By this time next week, everything that is going to be mailed should have already gone out and I'll be frantically trying to finish up Christmas cards (probably?).  My list is actually getting marked off, so my stress level is moderate at this point.  If I can get 2 project done tonight, and stuff for the teachers either done or send in IOU's, I think I'll be at a good place.  Then I just have to do one purse and 3 blankets...I can sleep after Christmas!
Order delivered!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Singlehandedly Keeping Coffee In Business

I'm sure I'm not the only crafter/sewologist/hooker/knitter/etc going full tilt and skipping out on sleep (I'll sleep in January).  Someday I'll be better at planning and setting realistic deadlines, but for now, the rush of last minute crafting is part of the fun!  Or, I could be at the stage of sleep deprivation where I'm loopy...although that usually that hits me at 4 am and I haven't stayed up that late, yet.
It really is crooked, the way it's laying on the machine makes it look straighter!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Elephant Brandt's Boulevard

Would you believe that I had only a few elephant prints in my stash?  It's true!  I had to search high and low to find any for sale, and then they were either a huge scale or baby prints...but this one is perfect!  And even on purple which was one of her favorite colors! I really love making the Brandt's Boulevard, it comes together so nicely and now that I've made several (maybe 4 or 5? I lost count) I can get them done pretty fast!
Colorful elephants!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pattern Testing - Hogwarts Style Connie Wristlet by R + R Originals

I'm always looking for new designers and when Ronda did an open call for testers, I jumped at the chance!  She came up with a clutch that Hermoine would be proud of, full of pockets and can hold a ton of stuff!  The pattern is Connie Wristlet, available on Craftsy or her own website.
This is more like the wristlet of requirements
Hogwarts crest shows off your school spirit!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WIP Wednesday - December Is Coming!

Aaaaiiieeee!  In case you weren't paying attention, there are only 26 more days until Christmas.  Is anyone ready?  I'm definitely not!

Hat for myself, still need to attach the button to the center of the flower

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tattooed Princess - India Hobo by Swoon

Recently there was a sew along in one of the custom fabric groups for the India pattern (affiliated link) from Swoon.  I love this pattern because it comes together SUPER fast, but has an interesting shape and is really comfortable to wear.   This is the smaller version, but still pretty roomy! I am so tempted to keep this one for myself, it would be perfect for shopping hands free, but I do have a stockpile of purses already...
Rapunzel - after the haircut she went wild...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Take a Deep Breath, Exhale, and Back to the Madness!

I thought now that the scheduled craft shows were past, I'd have time to catch up.  HAHAHAHAHA!  (Yes, that is a slightly hysterical laugh...I'm fine, why do you ask?)  Instead my body decided to rebel and force me to take almost 2 full days of rest.  (I really need to get in better shape, I never want to feel that kind of back pain again!) I guess that means I need to stay on task and not get distracted by random Netflix movies...or at least pick ones I've seen before so I can only kind of pay attention.  ;)
Doll wings to match the other pair!