Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Serendipity Hip Sew Along Week 1

I'm going to try to keep on track with this sew along...I may even try to cut 2 out at once, to see if I can stream line anything.  It may end up that I just have twice the number of pieces to lose...BUT I think I have a new method for keeping track of my pieces!

I recently purchased some numbered pins (for quilting according to the package) but I think I can use them to mark my pieces instead of using chalk that is impossible to write with (it's a giant triangle...) or pens that the ink disappears when you iron (but they come back in the freezer).  To keep track, I printed out the cutting list and put numbers next to each piece.  Now I just have to make sure I don't lose that piece of paper...  I could also try sticky notes, but those end up not sticking if I have to move them, and I usually pin them on anyway.  I won't pin the vinyl (avoid extra holes!) but those pieces should be obvious!
At least they are nice looking pins!
Old method - Frixxon pen and tailors chalk, that chalk does NOT rub off!
Before I can start cutting, I NEED to finish the March Bag of the Month because I have those pieces spread around my area too... all that's left is deciding if I'm happy with the lining (it's a little baggy, but might settle in with a good press and a few cans of veggies?) and then put on the strap.  So close!

WIP: (Stuff sitting out on my work area and taking up space)


March BOM - Pirate BunnyBeard is almost finished!

Flannel Eater blanket - I worked on it, just about 50 more lines to cut! It will be done this month!

February Bag of the Month Window Shopper - Almost done! Yay, finished!!

Embroidered pillow covers - need to cut a back piece after I figure out if I'm doing a zipper or envelope closure...

Serendipity Hip for sew along - picking a second set of fabric and cutting everything out this week!


Princess Lovey - Started on her hair...but then fell asleep on the couch, so she's still bald. DONE!!  And even sewn together!! Just need some pictures!

Started a new lovey - sea turtle!  (because I'm avoiding the mermaid)

Mermaid lovey - Sea blanket is done, head is done (no hair), started on tail. Giant head is kind of freaking me out, so I need to finish her!

NIL (Next in Line-Things I plan on and want to do, but haven't gotten around to yet...)

Brandt's Boulevard in skulls (x2 - different fabrics, another one in "Girly" fabric - need the first one by May1)
Lotus Purse sew along started...I really want to make this one too!
Finish the Owl Epiphany purse
Crayon Rolls
Rosie Tsum Tsum purse
Tulip pouches (from this free pattern!!)
January Bag of the Month (Backgammon Bag) - Either in some Effervescence fabric or maybe the Zelda stained glass fabric
Quilted pillow covers - Sasquatch fabric is ready to go, just need some spare time!
March Bag of the Month - this one is begging for some awesome embroidery! Jumped the line and is a WIP!

UFO (Unfinished Objects that are already started but I have no set time to work on and don't want to forget about them forever!)

Sedimental Quilt- all quilted, just needs squared up and binding - Binding has been cut and made and is being shipped to me!  No excuse now!
Cowls - just need buttons and ends woven in.  Giving up on the one a month plan until it gets closer to craft season.
Bella II in Tula Pink Foxfield - outside is done, inside is cut and waiting for me to finish, already have someone that wants it!
Doctor Who Pick a Pocket - all the pieces are cut, just needs finished!
Goldfish Lovey - fish is made, bowl is mostly made, needs put together
Dragon Lovey - I have pieces and the blanket done


  1. Whew!! Just got up, read your list and now I think I need a nap!! You are an energizer bunny!!! Fun blog!

    1. LOL! I needed a nap after writing it and realizing how much I have on my plate! Thanks for visiting and commenting!


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