Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Another Month Flies By

I don't know about you, but I swear it was just the start of September yesterday, and now we are almost to October!  I haven't even started on Halloween costumes -- usually my kids need at least 2 months to finalize their plans, and then I decide if I can buy something decent, or if they pick something obscure, find a pattern I can modify.  We haven't been going as 'all out' for the past few years, so the amount of 3 am sewing has drastically decreased.  Making a costume is in no way cheaper than buying one, and for something that will get worn one night, I'm not going to kill myself to make something amazing.  I do actually enjoy the costume making (until halfway through when I start wondering how crazy I am, but that turns around after it is finished...) but there are some super cute things out there you can buy, and I can spend that time working on other fun stuff, like more purses and embroidery!

Can't go wrong with Back to the Future cross stitch!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sedimental Quilt Top

Quilting always intimidated me, but every so often I run across a pattern I fall in love with that I decide I need to make.  This pattern is a free one from Tula Pink, called Sedimental.  She recommends her amazing True Colors fabric (which I LOVE) but before I could bite the bullet to buy that much fabric, (and find someone with it in stock), I ran across some fabric bundles on Mass Drop.  The set I ended up using is ALL my favorite colors, so this quilt is going to be mine!  I may have to steal it back from the kids any time I want to use it...and I'm trying to resist buying more of the fabric the next time I see it.
Sorry for the dark picture, it actually shows the colors almost true to life tho!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Necessary Clutch Wallet vs the Penny Inn - Wallet/Clutch showdown!

Recently someone asked which of these was better and I realized it might be something interesting to compare.  I've made 9 of the NCW's so far, but only one of the Penny Inn's, but I've used both for extended periods of time.

Side by side, you can see the width is similar, Penny Inn has a squarer shape so a wider bottom, but about the same at the top.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Two Years of Etsy!!

I can't believe we've already had an Etsy shop for 2 years, where is time going??

To celebrate, use the code TWOYEARS to get free shipping on any order over $10!  And we have been working hard (Mostly Kendra!) so there are over 100 items listed in the shop right now!  Go check it out, give us a few favorites, and enjoy some free shipping!  Thanks so much to everyone that has supported us in the last two years!

The code expires on 9/20/15, so don't procrastinate!

Just Plain Sweet

At least his shipping is free!

WIP Wednesday - Getting Off Track

I have been really good for the past few months about starting a project and sticking with it until it's finished, until this month.  So far I now have a half finished quilt, a half finished Doctor Who wallet, and now I'm adding the half finished Bella II to my list!  I WILL finish it soon, but I have a special project that has to jump the line and get finished ASAP!  I can't even share any pics of the project, but you will be able to find it at Quilt Market! 

Colors are not quite right...I'll get better pictures when it is finally finished!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Penny Inn Sew along!

No, I'm not crazy enough to lead this sew along, since I need to get caught up on everything else, but I wanted to remind everyone to join, especially if you are intimidated by the pattern!  It's a detailed pattern, and not an 'afternoon' sew, but the end result is totally worth it!  The breakdown will once again be posted on Christine's blog so you can join at any time, and go back to review the guide if you get stuck!
C'mon you know you want to make one of your own!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

UFO/WIP Wednesday - Not Quite Crunch Time...Yet.

There's still PLENTY of time until Christmas, so I don't need to start gifts yet...or so I keep telling myself!

This week's WIP is the new Bella II purse.  You can find it HERE!  I have it all cut and interfaced, so now it's time for the fun sewing part!  As soon as I can find time...

FoxField fabric is awesome!  And crazy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Last Day of the Sew Along!

Today is the last chance you have to enter your Pick A Pocket Wallet into the album on FaceBook if you want to be eligible for the drawing.  Tomorrow a random winner will be picked!

If you didn't finish, don't worry, the guide will stay up on Christine's blog and you can always ask for help in the fan group if you get stuck! 

Tula Pink FoxField fabric!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Pick A Pocket Wallet Sew Along Update - Prize!!

I talked Christine into offering a prize for the Pick A Pocket Wallet sew along, so hurry up and finish if you aren't done yet!!  All finished wallet pics need to be in the 'official' album in the face book group to be entered into the random drawing, but you have until the 8th to get them in!  And this is a holiday weekend, so that means more sewing time, right??

You'll be full of Joy if you win!  :p

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September Already!! -- Where Is The Year Going??

Hey guys, did you know that there are only 16 more weekends before Christmas?  That means 16 weekends to work on handmade gifts.  Or if you are like me, wait until December starts, scramble like crazy, and end up with only a few select people getting handmade gifts.  Usually the gifts arrive after Christmas....hey, it's like Christmas lasts longer!