Monday, October 30, 2017

Marauder's Map Necessary Clutch Wallet

When I was introduced to the amazing world of custom fabric, this Marauder's Map fabric was one of my first 'big' buys.  The cost is higher than what you would spend at Joann's or Hobby Lobby (or even a local quilt shop) but it is so amazing that it was totally worth it!  I think I'm down to less than 4 yards (ONLY!) but that's plenty for a lot more projects!
Custom fabric on top of another custom fabric? It's the only way I'll ever be able to use it all up!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Less Than a Week to Halloween!

and I'm not really any closer to being ready...Eeek!!!  I have the fabric for one Halloween costume ready to be cut out and sewn...but that's as far as I've gotten.
Splat fabric!

Costumes, Masks, Wings and Other Fun Things!

I love all the fun things you can do with the embroidery machine, and I'm sure I've shared a lot of these before, but I thought it would be a good time to try to gather up the pictures in one spot...
I have several patterns just waiting to be stitched out, with no excuse to make them since we don't do many craft shows before Halloween.  Of course any of these would be super fun for dress up as well!
Flying Puppy Wings and goggles!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Jack Wisteria Wallet

I finally had a reason to revisit the Wisteria Wallet by Blue Calla and this time went MUCH smoother!  I made sure to label my pieces and check my measurements, and surprise, it worked!  So weird how focusing on only one project at a time lets you stay on track and not mix up tiny pieces...
Jack and Zero fit perfect on the side panels!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Time To Get Spooky?

Yesterday someone on the radio pointed out that it was 2 weeks exactly until Halloween, which led to panic as I realized I needed to get the costumes started...and then more panic when last night my son gave me a paper for a spook house he's doing on THURSDAY of this week...I try to volunteer at it every year when my kids do it, so I have to try to throw together a 'spooky' outfit tonight since I wasted last night somehow... I'm guessing that I'll be wearing one of my regular shirts unless I can get a pattern taped together, cut out, and sewn in under 2 hours...I do have a lot of fabrics that could work for a 'spooky' shirt...
What is more Halloween than a vampire slayer??
How about a pirate?

Monday, October 16, 2017

All The Sparkles - Hosta Hobo

When I asked this teacher what her favorite colors are, I got "hot pink and black.  And white.  And sparkles."  so I went with it!  My son helped pick out the style of purse and approved the fabrics, so all I needed was some spare time.  Unfortunately I was in the middle of a move and backed up on orders at the end of the school year, and the summer flew by, so she just barely got it this month. I think that still counts since it's technically the same year...just not school year...  :D
My new favorite photo shoot location, a ledge in my house.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Wait, I Might Have a Snappy Title...Nope.

I finally succumbed to the cold making the rounds at home and work.  As a result, all I've done for the past 2 days is stare longingly at my fabric.  I don't trust myself to cut anything when I'm sick, especially not something that I only have a limited supply for, like my Marauder's Map fabric!
Now up on Etsy, also have a giant cheer sized version

Monday, October 9, 2017

Owl The Love - Fiona's Freeway

I finally finished the Fiona's Freeway from ChrisW Designs - only about 3 months after I planned, and a month (or 2) after the sew wasn't a hard project but my time is in high demand!  (Totally not due to procrastination...probably)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Time to get Spooky!

Soooooo... it's October in case you didn't notice.  Which means crunch time for Halloween costumes.  Guess I should get on that...soon.  To set the mood, here's a peek at the latest wallet under my needle, a Nightmare Before Christmas Wisteria Wallet.
Someday I'll be perfect at fussy cutting to show everything...someday!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Zelda Style - Brownie Wallet from XOXO By Lauren

If you are looking for a SUPER fast wallet pattern and have some fold over elastic (commonly called FOE by the crazy sewing types), vinyl, cork, or leather, and a scrap of fun fabric, this is the perfect pattern!  The Brownie Wallet from XOXO by Lauren is great for last minute gifts. 
I've been hoarding this cool Zelda/Link print...and this barely used any!
More of the fun fabric inside