Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WIP Wednesday - I'm Alive!

I survived! now to catch back up on EVERYTHING.  I still have 2 weeks to finish up my February list, good thing most of the purses on it are quick ones!  And I only have one order so far for March, might be a a little bit of a slower month where I can sew some fun stuff for me AND the kids!
Trying out a logo for my purses, it's an adorable feltie.  Orange isn't really my favorite color, so maybe white tigers?
Valentine's pencil toppers, only had to rush a little to get them done for today's class parties!
I really planned to finish everything ahead of time for the Valentine's stuff this year, but thanks to the illness I had them stitched and not cut out.  At least they were done before 10pm last night! (We won't talk about the midnight class party prep nights that I used to pull...)
Miss Meggie Designs has the most adorable pencil toppers!
My medicine is seeming to work pretty good so I can finally trust myself to cut and sew without totally screwing everything up.  I still am getting in lots of quality time with the seam ripper, but that might be a sign I need to get my machine in to the shop asap instead of just being my own fault... besides, handmade doesn't mean PERFECT!  I'm not a machine myself, so I have to realize that and accept that sometimes topstitching gets a little wiggle to it no matter how I sew...even if it does drive me crazy!
Next purse, ready to be assembled!
 I keep hoping for a small break, so I can finally sew up some of the fun new fabrics that keep magically appearing at my front door!  However, paying for those fabrics means I need to keep up the orders...maybe I'll just hoard it all until I retire!  I'm sure the hubby will love that plan :D
Delicate glittery-looking unicorn is going to become something for me!

Current Projects:

  • Cat purse - Sydney - done!
  • Lord of the Rings Ramona - Cut and ready to sew!
  • Harry Potter Sydney - Interfacing was cut with the last one, so just need to cut the main fabrics!
  • 2 essential oil mermaid pouches
  • Jelly Pens small bag 
  • Add Strap to Starlet clutch 
  • Sydney with Castles and Disney
  • French Terry PJ pants for one kid (and me)
  • raglan style shirt for me with hood and fun fabric

Current Embroidery Projects:

  • Valentine's pencil toppers - DONE!
  • Restock Mulan combs -Done but already back down to 1 in stock!
  • Need to stitch up some sample bunny and bear stuffies using my awesome minky! - Did a Harry Potter one, just needs some good pics!

Current Crochet Projects:

  • Scrap buster C2C using random odds and ends...I'm almost done with my second scrap yarn skein!
  • Started a dragon scarf with one of my Black Friday sale buys...
  • Cotton coffee cup cozies - add buttons and felties, keep making more...
  • WeeBee baby doll  - Just needs some face details, and maybe a swimsuit to wear when she's not in her tail...bikini sort of works...made up my own pattern and it's interesting...
  • Chunky Unicorn Blanket - almost finished up to the hood, then just ears, horn, and fringe!
  • C2C (corner to corner) baby doll blanket crochet with some random scarfie yarn - Need to figure out what hook I was using...
  • Mermaid tail towel, 2 skeins of yarn into this, I must be doing something wrong because it's not THAT big yet and I only have 2 or 3 more skeins to go.

Next Projects: (orders and using up fabric)

  • crayon rolls - Finish up and list on Etsy
  • Swoon Sydney messenger bags for birthday presents (from April and May...)
  •  Request for a 'small purse' for my youngest who has outgrown her Frozen Serendipity Hip...time to find it a new home!
  • Finish clematis that were cut at the same time as the swap one (3)
  • Storm Trooper shirt for me (super cute pattern, hopefully doesn't emphasize my 'mom bod')
  • Handkerchief Purse
  • custom knit leggings - Harry Potter marauder's map, maybe some 'exercise' ones?  
  • Tote bags using my coffee panels - India Swoon Pattern?
  • Baby quilt - Jungle Path pattern
  • Ruched Shirt
  • Baby mermaid gown
  • snuggle/lap quilts using reading quotes and flannel backs

UFO list:  

Fast finishes (hopefully)

  • Crayon Rolls - precut and ready to be sewn
  • Buttons on cowls
  • Replace stripped screws on Alice in Wonderland Daryl's Drive fixed one, need to get more screws because they are disappearing...
  • Embroidered Fox pillow cover - just needs the back cut and sewn!

 Ready to go, but will take a bit more effort projects:

  • Doctor Who Pick a Pocket - Now that I've made several of these, I should be able to finish this one quickly, if I ever pull it out
  • Goldfish Lovey - fish is made, bowl is mostly made, needs put together
  • Dragon Lovey - pieces and the blanket done
  • Wisteria Wallets - 2 cut and ready to be assembled 
  • Bella II in Tula Pink Foxfield - outside is done, inside is cut and waiting for me to finish
  • Sea turtle crochet lovey
  • Crochet Worgen 
  • Alice in Wonderland Bonnie 
  • Tulip pouches - have some cut out (pattern)
  • Crochet Giraffe photographer  

Want to make - list:

  • Hobbit Bibs
  • Legendary Quilt pattern pillow
  • Pokemon quilts with custom fabric
  • Shirts for myself using the custom knit (Harry Potter Ugly sweater fabric)
  • Shirts/pants/leggings for my kids with the custom knits
  • MORE Purses with the custom knits
  • Embroidered kitchen towels
  • Peeker hooded towels  
  • Giant vintage star quilts - Star Wars and Princesses
  • zip around crayon rolls

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