Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WIP Tuesday - Mixing it Up a Bit!

I usually try to do a WIP Wednesday post, but tomorrow is going to be the new Bag of the Month Club pattern!!  Also, since Monday was a holiday, I'm all kinds of messed up this week already...
Star Wars Sugar Skull Tote Purse, almost finished!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Almost Human Again!

The good news is that I'm finally on the mend...and I may have caught up on my sleep for the first half of the year.  The bad news is that all that sleep and the hacking cough cut into my productive time, so I haven't finished anything for a while!  And what I am working on is super secret, so all I can show you is this awesome Half Moon magnetic snap from Emmaline Bags...It looks so cool!
Into the Deep Fabric is one of my new favorites that I seem to be acquiring several pieces mysteriously...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Deadlines are sneaking up on me!!

I have several things I promised to customers by June 1, and somehow we are over halfway done with the month!  And now I need to start cracking the whip so I get all the stuff done for an event at our local library...  My goal is to get through this pile of goodness...
Hair bows, finger puppets, snap tabs, stuffies, pencil toppers...

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bonnie Bucket Bag by Swoon - Pattern Matching Madness!

When I saw a similar Bonnie Bucket Bag done by another member of the Swoon Facebook group, I was blown away, and of course had to start planning my own version.  With some nudging from a friend, I finally decided to try my own.  I can't remember the name of the original creator, but I'm pretty sure hers was way more amazing than mine!
This bag is even prettier than I can capture on camera!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WIP Wednesday - No time to take breaks!

I've had a purse request on the back burner for a friend for a LONG time...and finally she asked last week if it would be done in time for her birthday...which is this month...and I'll have to mail it to her.. so I decided to jump on it and see how hard it would be.  We saw the original purse in the Swoon FaceBook group and were blown away, so of course I put on my crazy pants and told her I'd be able to make it.  (my crazy pants match my crazy hat)
For some reason it matches great at the bottom, but is slightly off at the top.  I'm going to blame cutting it on the bias...

Monday, May 9, 2016

Emma Purse By ChrisW Designs

Recently in the ChrisW Designs Pattern Facebook group we did a fun challenge - sew you stash with a twist.  Someone assigned you a random number between 1 and xxxx (depending on your stash size) and you had to count your fabric and then make a ChrisW pattern with that fabric.  My first number was 622, which ended me up on some cute Princess emoji fabric.  I wanted to sneak my sewing in between my orders, so this had to be a fast pattern.  Scrolling through the patterns, I ran across the Emma.  I'd never made her before, but she looked perfect for a little princess purse!
Princess Emoji Fabric with shiny gold ruffle!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WIP Wednesday - May the Fourth Be With You!

In case you aren't a nerd like me, you might somehow have missed that May 4th is Star Wars day (because it sounds like "May the Force be with you").  And in that case, I apologize in advance for the pictures you are about to see...  but not really, because I enjoy Star Wars.  And don't worry, I somehow lost the pictures of me dressed as Princess Leia with giant fake hair buns attached to my head... (for that you ARE welcome)

BB-8 bracelet on top of my new metallic gold Star Wars fabric...which will someday become a purse!