Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Another Month Bites the Dust!

Totally not ready for it to be December tomorrow!  I managed to finish a few things over the break, but not as much as I hoped!  Once I get the sewing explosion cleaned up, I can focus on finishing up all the odds and ends of projects that got stashed and lost over the last few months...I think my January resolutions will involve the 'finish 2 UFO/WIP before starting something new' challenge I gave myself a few years ago...and there may be a fabric diet...
I'm pretty sure December will fly by 20% faster than November did...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Coming Soon! Emma Sew Along

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the next sew along will be the Emma by ChrisW Designs!  It's an adorable little purse that is a fast sew and perfect for a little gift, or a grab and go purse!  The pattern was recently updated, and I love the new flap option!  Join us in the FaceBook group to share your progress and ask questions! 

These are made from the previous version, so they are a little smaller and have 2 zippered inside pockets

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Almost Turkey Time!

I was almost getting used to it being November, and now it's nearly over!  I still have more I need to finish, so time needs to slow down!
I'd drink it if it slowed down time...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Fancy Crochet Hooks and Fun Yarn!

I think we collect crochet hooks in my house.  Once my oldest started crocheting, she of course needed her own hooks...which somehow led to us owning about 7 H size and 5 G sized hooks, plus multiples of other random sizes!  Yet I can never find one when I need it... Anyway, I'm always on the lookout for the 'best' hooks since I can't do the plain metal ones.  I hold them too tight and my hands will cramp up.  I love bamboo hooks, ergonomic ones, and lately I've picked up some of the plastic handled ones to try (but they wandered off already...I wonder what the craft gnomes are making now?)  I keep eyeing the Sculpey handled ones, but I know I don't have that level of sculpy-skill so trying to make one has been put WAAAAY on the back burner.
I keep forgetting to take a picture of the hook...this is all I have on my camera!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Hey, Where Did November Go?

I keep trying to go to "Today" on my calendar and arguing with it that it's not November yet, and especially not over halfway through November...I'm not ready for it to be this close to Christmas!
Still picking out buttons...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Slim Fit Raglan Tee - Disney Version

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I have an aversion to making clothes.  Getting them to fit right, sleeves, hems...they are all my downfall!  However, now that I have a serger, I should really get over my fear and have fun with the amazing knit fabrics they are releasing and printing in custom fabric groups!  And there are many, many, many patterns made specifically for knit, with easy to follow instructions and FaceBook groups to help you figure it out if you get stuck!  To ease my way into sewing with knits I picked the Slim Fit Raglan top by Patterns for Pirates, a fun Disney knit fabric that wasn't too expensive, and then went for it.  The shirt is for me, since my kids weren't nearly as excited about going to Disney as I was... I had plans to make a few different ones, but my old nemesis, Time, ran out on me!
Shirt in action, we caught Tinkerbell!

Friday, November 11, 2016


Did you miss me?  I went almost 2 whole weeks without even touching a computer!  I did have my phone, but it wasn't the same, and I don't know if you've ever tried to type more than a quick FaceBook update or comment on your phone and quickly realized how annoying it is... I did have plans to prepare and schedule blog posts, but they never made it past the "I should remember to do this" stage... Maybe next time I'll be more prepared.  For our next family vacation, in about 5-10 years.  ;)
Magic Kingdom is ready for Christmas, too bad I'm not!