Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WIP Wednesday - What Does the Pineapple Mean???

I was at Joann's last night for some legit crafting supplies (stuff I ACTUALLY need to finish a project) and ran across a pineapple emoji button on clearance.  I get the faces, but does the fruit have a hidden meaning? Do I really want to know?  I'm going to assume it's just a cute pineapple and leave it at that...
Clearance buttons are my catnip.
When you find adorable fabric on sale to match clearance buttons, you can't pass it up!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Disney Style Ellen's Esplanade

I love making custom purses, but when a customer sends me their 'special' fabrics, I only have a small panic attack that I'm going to irreparably screw it up...and that doesn't go away until the last stitch is sewn!  Due to a slight miscommunication, I ended only getting a small piece of the interior fabric, but fortunately the custom printed cotton lycra fabrics are usually wider than normal quilting fabrics and I had enough to make it work!

Parks from Hapa Fabric

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WIP Wednesday - 10 Days of September Left!

Hey, September is almost over...which means October is right around the corner and that means Halloween costumes, craft fairs and Christmas presents....crap.  Is anyone actually ready for all that? If so, can I borrow your free time?  :D
I think I need to add a border on the edges, but other than that and maybe a flower at the neckline, done!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Time for More Zippered Pouches!

Sometimes I get a request for a 'simple zip pouch' that will showcase a fabric, and when that happens I refer back to my own quick tutorial.  I really need to update it with more pictures, but it is a pretty fast sew!
Two nearly identical pouches

Friday, September 15, 2017

Giveaway! Starlet Bold and Bright Captivating Clutch

Would you like to be the proud owner of the Bold and Bright clutch?  Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!  No purchase necessary to win, but any likes and shares are appreciated!  Giveaway is open to everyone, but if you are outside the US, you will need to pay shipping and any customs fees.  Giveaway will be open from September 15 through September 22, so come back to get your daily entry!

As a bonus, I'll throw in the leftover fabric...use it to make yourself a fun accessory to go with the clutch, a cute dog bandanna, or add it to your own scrap bag!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Turns Out that Sleep Is AMAZING!

My embroidered peeker challenge is coming along, I'm already 6 towels in, so I might actually get caught up this weekend!  They are going pretty smooth and I'm using up my stash!  Of course that means I can add new things to it right? Like this adorable Stitch fabric?  I think I need a hoodie for me, and maybe a cool purse since I've been using my SuperWhoLock one for almost a year now!  Time for a change!
I have this in giant adult sized and kid sized...perfect for both clothes and purses!
I don't think I got enough of this fabric, it's too awesome!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Starlet Captivating Clutch - Bright and Bold Style!

The second fabric set I received for the Ambassador projects was from the Baxter Mill Archives.  This one was printed onto a polyester base, so it was a little more slippery to work with.  I was a little concerned since the colors were so bright and vibrant and decided to pre-wash, but there was NO bleeding or fading, even after drying on high (didn't realize at first that it was polyester!  Oops!)
Orange and hot pink - Very dashing!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WIP Wednesday - No Time For Procrastination!

There may be no time for it, but I still manage to do it!  Last night's procrastination was actually cleaning and organizing, so I can finally see the top of my cutting table again!  In the process of cleaning I also ran across several more half finished now I have a Next In Line (NIL) pile...
Probably the last time I'll see the top of my table until mid February...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Southwest Clematis - Swap Time!

I love joining sewing swaps, it gives me a deadline I have to rush to meet (I'm a slight procrastinator, in case you hadn't noticed), panic over picking the 'right' fabric, relief when I send it off, and then joy when I get my gift!  Being a glutton for punishment, I always seem to pick the swap going on right when I'm neck deep in orders...but that just adds to the excitement!