Monday, November 21, 2022

WIP Monday - Less Than One Week To Go!

 It seems like it was just yesterday that I was thinking I had plenty of time to prepare for the next show...and now it's less than a week away! I have a GIANT list of things I need to finish up this week, good thing I'm on vacation! I have a stack of towel hoods that need assembled into hooded towels, a pile of blankets ready to be embroidered, doodle dolls that need stuffed, sewed shut and packaged, the flat doodle dolls that need cut out and packaged, plus anything else I can squeeze in! Looks like a good time to make sure all my machines are oiled with new needles! 

Just a small sample of the many things I'm prepping!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Wizardry Color The One With MMK - Longshore Custom Fabric/Sincerely Jen

I really enjoy the challenge of picking a perfect pattern to go with the strike fabric that arrives at my house. This gorgeous Wizardry Color fabric is running for preorder at Longshore Custom Fabric, and I needed to find something that took a fat half (or less) of fabric AND would really show it off!  This is the canvas version, so it has a little more thickness and is more sturdy than the usual woven I work with. The pattern I ended up going with is "The One With More Me Know" from Sincerely Jen, and it was originally an exclusive created to go with a fun box of curated fabric and supplies from More Me Know! I still haven't made it with the original supplies, but after seeing how fast and fun it is, I will be making it again!

Somewhat structured, stood up nicely!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

WIP Wednesday - Can We Panic Yet?

We have a month and 2 weeks until Christmas, so I think it's a perfect time to start panicking! Er, I mean focusing on getting everything done and not totally freaking out that we are already in week 2 of November...

Just need the time to do a bunch more of the adorable stockings and blankets!

Monday, October 31, 2022

WIP Monday - Farewell October, We Barely Knew You

I'm not sure how it's already the last day of October, but I am definitely not ready for November! I really need to bust out orders, but I also need to prep some stuff for the last craft show, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving. I'm obviously wasting too much time on things like eating and sleeping!

A new embroidered blanket I did last night.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

WIP Thursday - Still Feels Super Busy

I think this is probably the fewest orders I've had at this time of year for several years...mainly because I haven't finalized a bunch of invoices yet. I feel like this time last year I was MUCH faster at getting orders out, and I was also doing a ton of vax card holder orders daily. Those (thankfully) slowed down, but this year it was pony ears...faster to stitch, but require a little more work to finish. 

Ready to go together!

Sunday, October 16, 2022

8 Bit Lizard King Tuesday Tote - Snow Willow Designs (Knotted Thread Patterns)

One of the other projects I made for the latest round of fabric promotion for Snow Willow Designs was this super cute (and fast!) Tuesday Tote from Knotted Thread Design! The Mini Lizard King vinyl is such a fun pattern that I wanted to really show it off!

Technically the back, but it really shows off the fun vinyl

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Plaid H2O to Go (Lind's Handmade Designs)

No matter what fabric I use, the H2O To Go From Lind's Handmade Designs looks great! Compared to some of the bags and purses I've made, this plaid is pretty subdued. The colors are even prettier in person, and all my favorites! I saw the fabric advertised online and then went on a hunt to find a shop selling it. I did eventually find a quilt shop that was carrying it (and not sold out), so I grabbed a yard! I really should have bought more, but that's my 'go-to' amount for fabrics that have no purpose...

Standing shot for a different angle