Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Brandt's Boulevard Sew Along and Valentine Fun!

I feel like a horrible host, I haven't even started my own Brandt's Boulevard!!  The good news is that the last one I made took about 4 hours (not counting interruptions from kids and the dog...)  so I'm hopeful that the upcoming holiday weekend will be enough time to get caught up and maybe even a little ahead!!  I decided to see if I can make the wallet only using fat quarters of fabric, so I dove into my stash of adorable fabrics and came up with these!  I hope I can find someone that loves cats and needs a new wallet when I finish... ;)  (Sorry for the dark pics, it's just too much effort to set up a light box for fabric tonight!)
Fabric is more grey in person

Monday, February 8, 2016

Brandt's Boulevard Sew Along - Day 1 - Ready, Set, GO!

It's time to get started on the sew along!! I think this is going to be a fun and fast sew, but no need to rush through it!  Ellen has a GREAT blog post on Christine's blog showing step by step pictures, so if you are ready to go for it, pop over there and sew away!  If you still don't have the pattern, you can pick it up HERE!
Sorry, you're probably sick of seeing this one!  I can't wait for a new one to be finished!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sew Along Time! Brandt's Boulevard! - Get Supplies and Pick Fabric!

Time for another Sew Along!  This time we'll be doing Brandt's Boulevard from the Easy Street line of ChrisW Designs.  Seriously a fast and fun sew!  The sew along will start on the 8th, so this weekend start getting ready by picking up the pattern, reading through it, getting your supplies, and picking out your fabric!  I have a few ideas for what I could chose, just need to narrow it down because I know that even though I'd love to make several, I'll run out of time with all the other stuff that crops up.  I've made 2 so far, and it's faster than the Pick A Pocket, but I need to sleep at some point!
This is just part of my Tula Pink fabric stash

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Cuteness overload!

I'm lucky to be a tester for the designer at MichigeekDesigns and she is coming out with some ADORABLE stuff!  And also witty, geeky stuff...another favorite of mine!

As soon as I saw these, they got to jump the line of designs waiting to be stitched on my machine.  And I'm trying to decide just how many I can stick on my keys... I love the cute Neko Atsume game they are based on!  You can find the file to make your own HERE, or buy the finished ones HERE!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Brandt's Boulevard Wallet - With a Stripe Tutorial!

I really do love the Brandt's Boulevard Wallet by ChrisW Designs, it's so fast but the finish is very professional!  I had a request to make a special one for a co-worker's new wife and I jumped at the chance to make it again!  He wanted it to be super special since it was their first Christmas as a married couple, and even asked for their names to be embroidered together inside. (Awww!)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chloe's Court - Another Easy Street Pattern Testing!

Christine of ChrisW Designs is on a roll with her new line of "Easy Street" patterns - Chloe's Court clutch is super stylish, but still a quick sew!
That fancy metal handle is from Emmalinebags!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Moving Right Along

I survived the craft show prep of last I have another week until the next one, so time for some procrastination!  Er, I mean...Time for other projects!  I did a little embroidery testing for MichiGeek Designs, lots of fun stuff releasing this week!

Pattern coming soon from MichiGeek Designs! and available soon on Etsy