Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pattern Testing - Pick a Pocket Wallet by ChrisW Designs

Once again I was fortunate enough to test Christine's newest pattern - The Pick a Pocket Wallet (releasing today!)  and this one is another great pattern.  The wallet has a TON of pockets - the version I made has 1 zippered pocket, 4 large slip pockets, 12 card pockets and an ID pocket.  (and I didn't melt it this time!)  I chose a fun My Little Pony patterned fabric for the outside, along with one of my hoarded MLP snaps...I only have about 50 left! 

WIP Wednesday - Nobody's Perfect!

I know I share a lot of my finishes and I have had people say things like 'you made that??  You must be amazing' or 'I could never sew that good!' which makes me feel awesome, but then there are projects that never see the light of day.  It's very easy to only show the good and skim over the bad, and FaceBook is great for promoting the 'my life is awesome' persona.  I usually find sewing a fun and relaxing hobby, until things go very wrong.  Then it's time to hide the project, avoid my sewing area, and pretend I never wanted to make it in the first place...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Geeky Love - Snap Tabs, Key Chains and more!

I love being able to show off tv shows and movies that I love, but without it being a HUGE IN YOUR FACE type thing!  The keychains and snap tabs are perfect for that little nod to everyone else that loves the same stuff and will recognize what an Adipose is, or where this symbol comes from...


Thursday, June 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Wait, where did June go??

This is the last Wednesday of June!  I'm not ready for July, too many birthdays (including my own) and too much heat! 

I did get a lot finished last week, not everything I wanted, but more than I expected!  Snap tabs galore, about 10 doodle pals, tons of back to sewing orders!
(Anyone need a snap tab/key chain?)
(Little hand sized stuffies for coloring!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Crochet Time! Finally finished something!

It seems like lately all I've been doing is sewing and embroidery, but when my 5 year old decided she was going to learn crochet this weekend (she can chain, sort of!) and then decided she needed slippers, I decided it was time to break out the hooks and get to it!  I found a simple pattern at Hodgepodge Crochet (with slightly confusing instructions since I didn't actually go to the links or watch the videos - so my own fault) that I was able to use to whip out a pair of slippers in no time.  And "no time" means at least 4 hours, while watching tv.  ;)
(First Slipper finished!  cute and simple)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UFO/WIP Wednesday - Craft Show Season Already??

I always think of November and December as prime craft show time, but now you can find shows in the summer, spring and fall!  Fortunately for me, my crafty partner in crime takes care of all the details and all I have to do is throw finished stuff at her.  Unfortunately for me, that means I need to have finished stuff to throw at her!  That means a few nights of frantic cutting, sewing and gluing to finish up everything I've been slowly making over time and stashing everywhere.  I like the making part of the process, but finishing rarely happens because I'll get distracted by new projects. 

(Bows, felties, hair combs, snap tabs, and ornaments ready for assembly)

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Fun Little Pouch With Zipper and Wrist Strap!

I was asked to make a zipper pouch to match the latest Necessary Clutch Wallet, and of course I had no luck finding a pattern that I liked.  Instead I decided "It can't be that hard" (famous last words) and just started writing measurements down and cut like a fiend.  Now that it is together, I know what I would change (shorter zipper pouch, wider over all, different assembly) and I will try to make a tutorial for it soon-ish...

And I apologize, my camera doesn't know where to focus on this fabric, but I swear just about every picture I took of it ended up blurry.  At least you can get the general idea...and when I do a tutorial, definitely using different fabric!