Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pattern Testing - Hogwarts Style Connie Wristlet by R + R Originals

I'm always looking for new designers and when Ronda did an open call for testers, I jumped at the chance!  She came up with a clutch that Hermoine would be proud of, full of pockets and can hold a ton of stuff!  The pattern is Connie Wristlet, available on Craftsy or her own website.
This is more like the wristlet of requirements
Hogwarts crest shows off your school spirit!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WIP Wednesday - December Is Coming!

Aaaaiiieeee!  In case you weren't paying attention, there are only 26 more days until Christmas.  Is anyone ready?  I'm definitely not!

Hat for myself, still need to attach the button to the center of the flower

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tattooed Princess - India Hobo by Swoon

Recently there was a sew along in one of the custom fabric groups for the India pattern (affiliated link) from Swoon.  I love this pattern because it comes together SUPER fast, but has an interesting shape and is really comfortable to wear.   This is the smaller version, but still pretty roomy! I am so tempted to keep this one for myself, it would be perfect for shopping hands free, but I do have a stockpile of purses already...
Rapunzel - after the haircut she went wild...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Take a Deep Breath, Exhale, and Back to the Madness!

I thought now that the scheduled craft shows were past, I'd have time to catch up.  HAHAHAHAHA!  (Yes, that is a slightly hysterical laugh...I'm fine, why do you ask?)  Instead my body decided to rebel and force me to take almost 2 full days of rest.  (I really need to get in better shape, I never want to feel that kind of back pain again!) I guess that means I need to stay on task and not get distracted by random Netflix movies...or at least pick ones I've seen before so I can only kind of pay attention.  ;)
Doll wings to match the other pair!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Still Making All The Things!

The craft show last weekend was a success, now onto the next one!  The only downside to selling is that now I need to restock!  This week has been a never ending embroidery marathon so far...but next week should be much calmer!  Except for all the orders that are piling up while I focus on the craft show stuff....Maybe the week after next week will be calmer!
Rainbow Owls for an order! So fun!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sponsor Giveaways and Discounts for ChrisW Global Blog Tour!

No matter how hard I try, it just won't attach this to the original post, so be sure to stop by all these  great sponsors and take advantage of the discounts! And then enter the giveaway for the amazing prizes!

Tour Discounts

  • ChrisW Designs is taking 20% off all patterns until end of day (Australian Central Standard Time) November 21. Code GlobalBlogTour17 (applied automatically with this link. Buy without fear: If you purchase during the tour and then win a pattern, your purchase price will be refunded.
  • Handbag Hardware Australia (aff link) is offering a 10% discount for the duration of the tour. Use code: CWD10. (Excludes interfacing and Emmaline Bling.)
  • Bobbin Girl has a 10% discount using code BLOGTOUR17. (Not to be combined with any other discount or rewards points.)
  • Gold Star Tool is taking 15% off for our tour readers. Use code chriswdesigns. (must be logged in to use)
  • Zipit (aff link) is also offering a 10% discount on shop items. Use code ChrisWDesigns.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Funny Faces Brandt's Boulevard Wallet - ChrisW World Tour

Welcome to your next stop on the ChrisW World Blog tour!  For my contribution, I picked the Brandt's Boulevard, which is one of my favorite wallets to make and also one of my most requested!  This is the first time I've ever tried it with custom knit fabric, but I think it turned out great!
This wallet is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Make ALL The Things!!

It's getting down to the wire for finishing stuff for the craft shows...and even though I felt like I was super productive last weekend, it probably wasn't enough.  I have a million more things I want to finish (Not starting anything new at this point...unless it's something really quick and adorable...NO, don't give in to temptation!) and probably not enough time to do even half of them if I did give up sleep...
One of the cute things I will be soon sewing up for an order, I wish I had more of these!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Bubbly Clematis

I am having so much fun with the Clematis swaps...It's a great excuse to take a break from orders and prep work to make a gift AND get one in return!  There's another one going on for Christmas, but this is my busiest time of the year so I should probably pass...but they are such a fast pattern! (Clematis from Blue Calla)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday - November Already??

I have 10 days until the first craft show...plenty of time to come up with a million more projects! 
Splatoon character
Alolan Marowak.  Don't ask me, I just googled it and did it from the picture...