Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Can I Freak Out Now? Is It Time Yet?

Oh, not time to freak out yet.  I still have PLENTY of time to get stuff done.  Hahahahahaha....  I've only got three purse orders, 2 costumes, prep work for craft shows, Etsy orders, a few swaps I signed up for, a pattern to test, a kingdom's 500th anniversary to plan, a wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to blame for it...oh wait, those last four might be Prince Humperdink's problems....(I think Princess Bride is going on my list of stuff to watch while I sew this weekend...)

Hosta in 'space' fabric, it should be pretty cool!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Crochet Fun - Yarn Pooling

One of the 'new' trends is yarn pooling...which I guess isn't technically new, but everyone seems to have discovered it again recently and now it's taking off!
Do you see the pattern??  I did mess up at the top, again...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Pretty Pony Time!

Judging by the recent round of Etsy pony headband orders, it's a good time to throw a pony party!  Glad I stocked up on headbands this summer!!  Hopefully it is enough to last through the end of craft fair/costume/dress up season...

At least I'm keeping busy...I didn't really need all that sleep anyway...

Vote For Your Favorite Project from the Springs Creative Ambassadors!

Now that all the Ambassadors have finished their projects, take a look at all the great things that were made with the Mary Fons fabrics!  And you can vote for your favorite (*cough*me*cough*)!

Direct link to my project...because you know you want to vote for it!

Go to the Springs Creative FaceBook page and 'like' your favorite project!  Then be ready for our next project for October, it's definitely some fabric I've never used before and it's going to be a fun challenge!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Springs Creative Ambassador! Freesia Fold-Over Bag by Blue Calla, In Mary Fons Small Wonders

The fabric from this line is so amazing that I had a hard time picking which fabrics to use!  Almost as hard was deciding what purse I wanted to make!  I debated FOREVER on which pattern to use, and finally decided that I needed to get a new one, the Freesia Fold-Over by Blue Calla.  It has a unique design and is a fast sew, but I think it still has a TON of style, which is what this fabric needed!
I really do love this picture!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WIP Wednesday - I'm Only Mostly Dead

But mostly dead is also slightly alive...and I'm on the mend finally!  Since school just started, we are sharing all the new germs around the house and passing them back and forth...yay?
Pretty deer clippies for Etsy

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I am a Springs Creative Ambassador!

Somehow I was lucky enough to be selected as a Fabric Ambassador for Springs Creative Brand and I'm still pinching myself!  Being a fabric ambassador means that I get to play with pretty fabric and create whatever I want with it!  There are a few of us around the country, and we all have different skills and favorite projects, so it's very exciting to see what everyone decided to make!  For the first project, were giving the choice of different lines from the Mary Fons Small Wonders line, and I chose the Japanese line.  The colors are so rich and the patterns are beautiful!
Love the vibrant colors!!
My finished projects!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Just Keep Swimming!

I'm trying to clear out some room in my stash (so I can add new stuff!) but one of the biggest space hogs is FLEECE!  The fastest pattern I have for fleece is the mermaid tail blanket, so I cut out 2 and started sewing them this weekend.  This is one of the few times when a serger would be AWESOME, but alas, I'm out of room for another machine.  And it turns out that I forgot to check if the new Janome has a faux serger doesn't but the manual suggested a triple stitch for 'stretch' and then I also do a zig-zag for extra strength.  Maybe I should get Stormy fixed soon so I can have all my fancy stitches back!

The detail stitching probably takes longer than making the actual tail...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Trying Something New - Embroidered Pockets

When I was in school, I always had a planner where I meticulously wrote everything down, and then took pleasure in crossing off the assignments as I finished them (and avoided looking at the ones I hadn't finished...).  I still love lists (perhaps you've noticed my WIP posts...never ending lists....:D  ) and usually have at least one going somewhere.  Plus a new one each day.  I do use the calendar on my phone, but there isn't the same feeling of scratching something off a list with electronic devices.
It's not a giant pocket, it's a small planner...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

WIP Wednesday - On a Thursday...

I did manage to finish a few things this last week, but it seems like I keep adding more to the list...and before I have a chance for good pictures, they disappear!

Sleeping Gryphon pile!