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

Monday, January 25, 2016

Kiss Clutch - Doctor Who Style!

I joined a handmade Christmas swap this year, on top of all the other million things I was trying to do, and decided to pick a fast gift to make at the last minute.  Kiss Clutch to the rescue!  I love this pattern so much!
Embroidered phrases on top of Joann's fabric

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday - It's Still Craft Fair Season??

Silly me, I thought once we made it past the middle of December, it would be time for a nice long break!  The good news is that the craft fairs now can still sell crochet and knitted stuff since we will probably have on and off cold weather here until almost May! The one show we tried in the summer was a bust because there's not much call for warm stuff then, and even though we had tons of other things, people have lots of other things to do during the summer instead of going to craft shows!  Now maybe if we were at a farmer's market...

Tula Pink FreeFall makes me happy every time I see it!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Harry Potter Spell Concealed Carry Purse - Modified Laney By Swoon

Time for another concealed carry purse!  This one is a little smaller than the last one, and a totally different shape!  Based on the free Laney pattern by Swoon, I had to make some major modifications to get a zippered pocket in, plus there are more pockets inside and outside and a magnetic snap closure.
Front View

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Another Flannel Eater and Other Craziness!

One of my many WIP's is this embroidered flannel blanket that I've been meaning to finish for several months.... and now it's at the top of the list!
My choices for the 4 cut layer colors on top of the light blue front.  Patterns won't matter once it's cut!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Olaf Pick a Pocket Wallet and Zippered pouch

One of the Christmas orders this year was for an Olaf wallet and matching pouch.  Not only did they need to match each other, they had to match a purse that had been made by someone else! Fortunately I had the exact fabric in my stash (score one for hoarding!)  and we were able to decide on a pattern pretty quickly.  The wallet is the Pick A Pocket by ChrisW Designs, with the double zippered pockets inside. 
My quick 'before delivery' time for fancy pics when you are trying to get ready for Christmas

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WIP Wednesday - New Year, New List!

Ok, so not actually a new list...I have so many projects left over from last year!  This week has been taken over with preparing for a birthday party, and in the spirit of insanity, I decided that making Pokemon stuffed snowballs would be an AWESOME party favor.  And because my son thinks I can make anything in no time at all, he wants TWO for each kid coming...Which means I need to make between 24-40 in one week...I have 12 stitched out!  Obviously I'm spending too much time sleeping, otherwise I'd be done already!  ;)
Pikachu, I choose you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year's Resolutions - Crafting Style!

Happy New Year!  It's already past the first, but I figured I should probably write these down somewhere...and maybe come back later to see if I actually finish any of them!
Started finally working on my quilt again - halfway done with the quilting and then I'll just need to bind it!