Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Time To Get Back In The Groove!


All the pressing stuff got finished in time, so it's time to get back to sewing and using up my stash of fabric!  I'm looking forward to giving the new sewing machine a real test and coming up with a name for it...something solid and dependable sounding.

Since last week and weekend was focused on the birthday party, I didn't get a chance to work on much of anything, besides a few more embroidery things and LOTS of cleaning.  This week I've already jumped back on the Wisteria wallet, but haven't gotten very far because I also have to set up the sewing area again.  I'm trying out a new setup, but I am not sure it's going to work any better than the last one.  I'm also trying to organize my supplies as I set them back up...I have a lot of random supplies...good thing I bought a new cart at Ikea!  (that I still need to put together...)
Random pics - Some new clippies heading to the Etsy shop soon!

Monday, July 18, 2016

All things Pokemon!

Maybe you've heard a little about the new game that came out?  The one where you wander around outside like a zombie and try to catch imaginary creatures?  ;)  I admit I'm one of those zombies, but I haven't had much time to play since everyone I know is doing it at 2 a.m. and at that time of morning, I'm either asleep on the couch or asleep in bed...or I should be at least!
Get your own from our Etsy shop!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Embroidery fun

It's almost time for another birthday party, which means that we need to do some sort of major home improvement project at the last minute.  This time it was replacing the desk that is a catch all for random stuff with one that has better storage and closes up (hides the mess!).  Unfortunately that meant pulling everything off the old desk, and piling boxes (yes, 7 boxes) of stuff around while I moved the old desk out of the way and built the new one.  The good news is that I will finally have a big enough storage spot for bolts of interfacing!  The bad news is that I still have to go through all those boxes of random junk and decide if any of it needs to be saved...which is taking longer than I expected.
Ikea desk and storage...only took me 2 days to build!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Hummingbird Dress by RabbitRabbit Creations

I avoid making clothing when I can, mainly because arm holes are tricky, and hems are the devil.  I can sew mostly straight on a purse, but give me a swath of fabric that needs folded up and made into a hem, and I suddenly can't sew straight!  However, when I get a request for a dress for my niece, I give in and give it a try!  The pattern my Sister in law picked out was the Hummingbird Dress by Rabbit Rabbit Creations, and it's a very cute and easy pattern!
No action shots, my model wouldn't cooperate!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WIP Wednesday - or Work Not In Progress

It looks like Stormy is going to the great sewing machine graveyard in our basement...at least until I can bring myself to spend a lot of money to get him fixed up... but as a result, no sewing happened during my vacation.  I did get some crochet worked on at least...and cut out 3 Wisteria Wallets...

Bob the Turtle by One and Two Company, almost ready to go up on Etsy!
3 Wallets ready to sew! 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Upcoming Events!

Just a quick update to remind you of all the awesome things coming up in the next month!  (Which is TOMORROW!)

Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon in the ChrisW Designs Group running July 1 to July 31.  Some AMAZING prizes up for grabs!

New Bag of the Month Club starting TOMORROW!  It's a Swoon pattern, so I can't wait to see what it is!

Weekend Sew Along for the Blue Calla Wisteria Wallet - I'm a little insane and thought it would be fun to sew one up this weekend. (hopefully Stormy is back from the Sewing machine doctor) This is supposed to be a fast pattern, but it's always more fun to sew with friends!



Anyone know of anything else upcoming for July?  I'm sure there are more fun things going on that I'm missing!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Feeling Lonely

Apparently I've been overworking Stormy too much, so he decided he was going to make a horrible noise and randomly move his needle to the right...which I'm pretty sure is not a good thing for a sewing machine to do!  I took him into the shop last weekend after he broke several needles trying to sew through what normally wouldn't be an issue...the top stitching on the Kiss Clutch I'm working on for the Random Stash Challenge in the ChrisW Designs FB group!

Stormy's home...looking so bare and lonely.  And linty.  Maybe I should clean the mat...