Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Moving right along

Last weekend I finally got moving on the new purse, it's all cut out and about 1/2 finished!  For the front pockets I appliqued on some Doctor Who images in vinyl, but it turns out they are slightly off center.  Oh well, it's for me, I'll live with it!
(She can't look at how off center it is, it makes her weep!)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Check in - Upcoming Sew Along!

So apparently it is Monday again.  Huh.  Anyway... The Lombard Street Sew along has ended, and the prizes are being awarded this week!  Lots of amazing bags were finished, so check out the ChrisW Designs Patterns FaceBook page to see what those amazing ladies did!  Next up is a Serendipity Hip Sew along that I will be leading! 

(Remember this purse?  It's so cute!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WIP Wednesday - indecision week!

Have you ever had so many things that you want to to, but instead of picking one and going with it you end up either staring at your choices until you don't have time to do anything, or just giving up and laying on the couch reading a book?  Yeah, um, that is totally what is happening this week!
(Flap is ready to be cut down to size)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bag of the Month Club - February's Hyacinth Bag

For Christmas I asked my Mom for a subscription to the Bag of the Month club, which is 6 patterns that are released on the first of the month, by 6 different designers.  I had the subscription last year and made two of the purses, (Bye Bye Love and the Midtown Messenger)  but I really would love to make more of them.  Since I was so slow last year, I decided to try to keep up and make the purses BEFORE the club ended, especially since there are prizes for completing them! 

(This picture is pretty true to color, and I LOVE those colors!)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday - April Fools!

My son was trying to trick me this morning as I stumbled my way to getting ready for work, but for some reason I didn't fall for his "There's no school today" trick, or even the "Daddy said that on April 1st we can be as late as we want" trick.  I hope he tricks someone today, it would totally make his day!

However, no tricking going on here, unless you count tricking my brain into thinking it is awake after only one cup of coffee...
(Embroidered and quilted.  Makes me wish I was better at free motion quilting, I'd add in all KINDS of cool stuff, like sea shells and ... stuff)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Embroidery Hoops - Fun in a small package!

I run across tons of amazing designs that I love but have no project in mind for.  Then I saw that 'embroidery hoops are making a comeback' in a few craft books and magazines and while I'm not sure how true that is, they ARE super cute! 

(Fox and bunny watching the moon.  Or as the recipient's husband titled it, "Snack Time")

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Last Wednesday in March!

Yet another month has FLOWN by; I need time to slow down, just a little!

I did get my new Juki sewing machine, and it's AWESOME, but there is a glitch in the sewing speed setting, so I need to get it replaced.  I had hoped it would speed up my sewing, but until the replacement comes, I'm stuck with my old machine.  The new one is HUGE and so pretty, so I really hope the replacement works right and comes fast!  Once I have one that works, I'll do a post about it, but I need to have a chance to see what it can really do!
(My old machine on the left that was just named "The Machine", and the new giant on the right.  This one is known as "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of ALL," but the next one may just be called Stormy, as long as it works!)