Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WIP Wednesday - I'm Caught Up?

I must be forgetting something, I'm never caught up!  It feels like I should have something I need to be making...I do need to mail some stuff out, but it is all finished!

Mario dress and pillowcase? - check.
I'll see if my model is willing to do a photoshoot.  But I'm not holding my breath...maybe the birthday girl will send me a pic


Monday, June 20, 2016

India By Swoon - Hobo Bag

I saw this pattern a few times, but it never really caught my eye.  I like things with more structure and shape, and a slouchy hobo bag seemed too 'easy' so I never even put it on my list.  This year my son had an AMAZING teacher that totally got him and they just clicked in the best way.  His teacher gives off a mellow and relaxed vibe, like a hippie, so when he picked the hobo bag for her, I wasn't really surprised.  I think it will fit her style perfectly and he even picked out the fabric, some from my stash that is an older Alison Glass print I found at the quilt show this year.
 
The front fabric matches the sunflowers!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Trial and Error....Lots of Error

Last week Urban Threads released these awesome crafty badges so of course I NEEDED them.  But I only got one size, so I'm trying to justify buying the other size by actually stitching them all out!  I've done 9 out of 14 and the sale ends Friday, so I am on track to have them all done!  It's probably the fastest I've ever used a design set!

all my 'mistakes'  some have more than one per patch...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tote Purse - Perfect Little Gift

I could have sworn that I made a post about this purse already, but this is a VERY basic pattern I came up with for a last minute gift, and it's great sized for elementary aged kids.  Nothing super fancy to it, but it does show off some fun fabrics and neat snaps!  I'll try to make a tutorial for it, eventually, but until I have a free minute and make another one (so I can get in-progress pics), here's a look at the three I've already made.
The one that started it...and I didn't have time to get nicer pics since it was last minute!
Second one, with fox print lining and golden Snitch snap

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sporty Strap Pack - On The Go Bags

For Christmas my awesome husband got me the On The Go Bags book (and I only had to send him the link twice!) but I haven't had a chance to do more than thumb through it and dream of having spare time to make most of the patterns, which includes some organizers and other neat things...One of the ones I knew I'd eventually make was the cover bag, a one strap style backpack/purse.  Then the authors decided to run a sew along and I was hoping I'd be able to squeeze in one during the event, just because deadlines mean I'll get things actually finished!
Tula Pink Chipper and True Colors fabrics


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Almost Caught Up!

And by almost caught up, I mean I only have 4 orders/gifts waiting for me to finish and send them out!  That's the most caught up I've been in a while!

Embroidery my son picked for his teacher.  And then my oldest said it looked like a giraffe on this fabric...which gave me an idea for another project...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Yarnit! or, Things That Make My Life Easier

I'm a sucker for new crafting tools that will 'help' me be faster or better...and the Yarnit is one that is actually doing that!
Late night pic, sorry!