Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WIP Wednesday - The Last One in 2016!

It seems like 2016 flew by!  I'm already working on my 2017 craft goals, but I think that will get a separate post....because there are quite a few!
One version of the Christmas Cards I finally finished...they were in the mail Christmas Eve, totally counts!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Harry Potter Harriet by Swoon - Magical!

When a co-worker commissioned me to create an awesome Harry Potter purse for a Christmas secret Santa gift, I jumped at the chance!  He picked the Harriet Expandable Tote pattern by Swoon, which is one I've had since it was released and never had a chance to use.
The sketch faces turned out to be perfectly scaled for this size bag!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Last Minute Rush!

In case you forgot...Christmas is in 4 days.  That's plenty of time do more projects, right?  I have one last order to finish up, then I'm free to do whatever I want...until after Christmas when I have 2 more orders already in line!  I think the week after Christmas I'll be doing some selfish sewing and organizing of my supplies, plus figuring out the next birthday party!
I need to make more with this fabric!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cranberry Raspberry Jello Dish

Every year I have to search for this recipe, and it's so simple, but tasty!  This year, I'm finally going to just post it so that maybe next year when I search for it, my own blog will show up.  ;)  I found several variations with pineapple, but not the plain version, so here's my cobbled together recipe!


2 - 3oz boxes of Raspberry flavored Jello mix
1 can (15oz) of cranberry sauce (not with berries, the totally smooth can shaped one)
2  cups hot water

1 package of cream cheese (8oz) softened
2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar

If you don't remember to take pictures until after you open the can, you get an upside down pic...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WIP Wednesday - 11 Days Until Christmas!

Is anyone actually ready for Christmas??  I know I'm not...  But I do have some awesome 'Ugly Sweater' style Harry Potter custom knit fabric that is going to jump the line this weekend because there is only limited time to wear it!  Although I can probably squeeze a few more months of wear since it's not technically Christmas images...or wear it at home where I don't care what holiday it 'goes' with as long as it is clean...
Faux sparkle fabric that's printed to look sparkly, but it really isn't.  Blows my mind!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Emma Sew Along, Final Stretch!

This was a quick sew along, so I hope everyone had a chance to at least get started!  There are only 2 more days for it, but you are of course welcome to make and post your creations at any time in the ChrisW Designs Facebook page!  We'd love to see them!

Black fabric with purple ruffle side

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Springs Creative Ambassador Project - Handkerchief Wine Tote

The second fabric that Springs Creative sent was a real challenge for me - Using handkerchiefs to make anything except head coverings...The only guidelines was something 'party' related, which gave me the idea for something you'd take to a party, like wine, in a tote!
Yep, need a professional photographer to stand over my shoulder and take ALL my pictures!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WIP Wednesday - In the Midst of the Emma Sew Along!

I had to take a trip out of town, so my Emma isn't quite finished...but I still have plenty of time to catch up!  I have been seeing some cute versions in the group, and can't wait to see more!

Daryl's Drive - Pattern Testing

The latest release from ChrisW Designs is the Daryl's Drive - the new addition to the Easy Street line of patterns.  This one is still not as complicated as her other patterns, but it will take some focus at least the first time you make it!  The finished purse is good sized, and I really like how the top is closed!
With embroidery from Urban Threads!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Emma Sew Along - Time to start sewing! (Part 2)

Here's the second post for our Emma Sew Along!  Feel free to join whenever, it is a super fast sew, and an adorable purse to make!

My mix of pins and clips...just because that's what I happened to grab!  I usually like pins for this, so that I don't have to unclip when I'm sewing and risk it moving.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Emma Sew Along - Day 1!

It's time for another sew along!  This one will be using the Emma pattern by ChrisW Designs.  If you haven't bought it yet, go do that now.  We'll wait for you.   Just don't take forever, we all want to get started!  ;)