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!
I had a request for a new pencil case for the first day of school, with new embroidery but the same style as last year.  This time we went for gryphons and fabric that seemed gryphon-like...  The embroidery pattern is another great Urban Threads design, and the pouch is the Gemini pouch by ChrisW designs (exclusive to her FaceBook group) which is not that bad, even with TWO zippers!  I keep planning on making more of these for Etsy and craft shows, but they get pushed back by other, more exciting, projects.
Late night pics because I haven't seen it since it was finished, at 11 pm on Sunday...

I also finished my tulip pouch for the swap, but I'm waiting on some good pictures before that gets shared.  Now to add in a few extra little goodies, and I can pack it up and mail it off!

I finished the scarf from last week...well, the crochet part.  Now I need to find buttons and weave in the tails!  And I started another one of the same pattern, in some super soft clearance yarn from Hobby Lobby.  So fluffy!
New crochet hook from Hobby Lobby, seeing if I like the style before I invest in the amazing wood versions from Furls...

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


Cross body strap on the Boronia's not that much work, but I keep procrastinating.  I also managed to pop off a rivet (I must not have hit it hard enough...I must not be very stressed out right now!) so I need to replace that.  Good news is that my sewing and the backside of the rivet are holding that strap together fine...

March BOM - Pirate BunnyBeard just needs his strap! - I picked up some new rivet tools to set the crystal rivets better, and domed ones, so maybe he'll get that for his strap!

Serendipity Owl Bag - needs just topstitching and handles attached, really need to get this one finished and listed on etsy!  It's a perfect fall bag!

DONE! And listed on Etsy even! Sandra Saddle Bag - Mermaid style - Nearly finished, just needs some hand sewing!

DONE! Lotus pouches for a swap - These need to get done asap!  Need to make doubles so I can send them off to be photographed and still send some to my swap partner...

Tulip pouches - started cutting out some fun ones! Perfect for pencil cases or glasses cases or ....! (pattern)

Wisteria Wallets - Need to work on the 2 more that are ready to go!

Random stash challenge - one kiss clutch 98% done! - Still needs the metal accent forced onto the flap.  Abby's Alley is next, but I need to remember where I 'put away' the fabric while I was cleaning...pushing this one off for now, need to get other stuff cut into and made!

Embroidered pillow covers - need to cut a back piece after I figure out if I'm doing a zipper or envelope closure...I'm thinking of using my invisible zippers and doing another one from the same set of far the fish is in the lead for what will be stitched next.  Still procrastinating because I don't want to have to lint roll the entire sewing area after I cut my next piece.  Not even exaggerating.

Sedimental Quilt- working on binding while I watch TV - almost half done!

May Bag of the Month- Swoon Brooklyn - I think I'm going with a Doctor Who random toss fabric that glows in the dark and blue glitter vinyl.

Brandt's Boulevard in sugar skulls, another one in "Girly" fabric for a later date

Crayon rolls - keep sewing my cut ones, I have so much awesome fabric for these! - new quilting foot is going to make this slightly faster, so hopefully I can start cranking out a ton and be prepared for Christmas!


Giraffe photographer is coming along, one horn and two ears in!

Sea turtle lovey - Shell needs attached to body and then put together with the blanket!

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!  - I really want to redo her head smaller, it's probably too big for the blanket...


Hooded towels are jumping into the queue because I found some adorable pokemon ones and towels on sale at Target...Two done, another one planned, but the embroidery machine is going in for her yearly cleaning....a few months early...hope she does better than Stormy!

Pre-wash, so it still has stabilizer that washed away

Keep cutting out my backlog of bows and keychain.  I didn't cut out everything in my stash, so I need to keep working on them!
Stitch out more couch pillows (and finish them) - I'd like to get the pillow forms out of my craft area and onto the couches!
More patches! - going to test them as magnets and see if my glue is strong enough to hold

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

Lotus Purse
Crayon Rolls - These never end
Rosie Tsum Tsum purse
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!

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!)

Cowls - just need buttons and ends woven in.  Giving up on the one a month plan until it gets closer to craft season. - Guess what, craft season is around the corner!
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 - pieces and the blanket done
Serendipity Hip in MLP fabric with vinyl bottom


  1. WOW! Just W.O.W.!!!! You are one VERY busy lady. It makes me tired just READING this!!

    1. I'm sure you are just as busy!! I'm hoping to make the next Stamping Saturday, but now it's craft show stock up time!


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