Thursday, January 12, 2017

WIP Wednesday (or Thursday) - Slime Rancher Party Time!

This week's crafting is taking a back seat to the plans for a birthday party.  Since my kids have to be ahead of the trend, the theme for this one is "Slime Rancher"  which is a game they play on the computer.  I don't know much about it, other than they catch, raise, feed, and breed the slime to produce even more...slime.  At least they are cute!

Adorable Slime Rancher slimes...I'm pretty sure real slime is soft and cuddly, right?
One of my favorite embroidery designers (Kelly from Ohana Appliques) was able to help me out and she designed some adorable little stuffies!  Now I'm on a mission to make several colors of the minky (for the different types of slime of course!)  Hand sewing them shut is the final step, and hopefully it goes fast!
Galaxy Boon, the flap is even with the sides when it's pressed down, but the vinyl has some poof to it still.
Since I apparently can't stay on task, when there was a new pattern released last week, the Boon Wallet from By Needle and Thread, I had to grab it and jump the line to make one!  It's a fast and fun wallet, so I can see making a few for craft shows and etsy, as soon as I can set my craft area up again!

My very own leg.  I'm sorry/you're welcome  ;)
I threw a quick project into the mix last weekend, Peg Legs by Patterns for Pirates...actually a fast sew (took longer to tape the pattern together!) and even though I'm not usually a leggings person, I might be converted!  The Tardis stretchy fabric might have something to do with it...although it wasn't quite as stretchy as the pattern called for, so next time I'll add on maybe a 1/2 inch to make them looser.  They feel like wearing nothing tho...which is great for sleeping in!  ;)  Next up is making them in my custom knit fabrics...they do use a lot of fabric so a great stash buster!

Current Projects:

  • Fix bottom and hem Sleeping Beauty shirt 
  • SuperWhoLock Sydney Purse 
  • Crochet slouchy hat 
  • Stuffed slime for birthday party - stitching a few more, then stuffing and sewing shut...
  • Boon Wallet 
  • Tardis Peg Legs

Next Projects: (orders and using up fabric)

  • Game of Thrones Rosie Purse
  • Floral Wars Cross-over shirt for me
  • Rebel Girls shirt or leggings
  • Handkerchief Purse
  • Dachshund Pick A Pocket Wallet

UFO list:  

Fast finishes (hopefully)

  1. Hoods on towels (2)
  2. Epiphany purse - topstitching and handles
  3. Crayon Rolls - precut and ready to be sewn
  4. Buttons on cowls
  5. Several random crochet hats that need ends woven in/buttons attached
  6. Replace stripped screws on Alice in Wonderland Daryl's Drive
  7. Rivets on BunnyBeard purse  Decided to skip rivets, and even got pics, just needs listed!
  8. Embroidered Fox pillow cover - just needs the back cut and sewn!

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

  1. Doctor Who Pick a Pocket - all the pieces are cut, just needs finished!
  2. Goldfish Lovey - fish is made, bowl is mostly made, needs put together
  3. Dragon Lovey - pieces and the blanket done
  4. Wisteria Wallets - 2 cut and ready to be assembled 
  5. Bella II in Tula Pink Foxfield - outside is done, inside is cut and waiting for me to finish
  6. Sea turtle crochet lovey
  7. Crochet Worgen 
  8. Alice in Wonderland Bonnie 
  9. Tulip pouches - have some cut out (pattern)
  10. Crochet Giraffe photographer  

Want to make - list:

  1. Legendary Quilt pattern pillow
  2. Pokemon quilts with custom fabric
  3. Cork purse (I have a stash I'm afraid to cut, but it's so pretty!)
  4. Shirts for myself using the custom knit (Harry Potter Ugly sweater fabric)
  5. Shirts/pants/leggings for my kids with the custom knits
  6. Purses with the custom knits (need to research the best way to stabilize) 
  7. Embroidered kitchen towels
  8. Peeker hooded towels  
  9. Giant vintage star quilts - Star Wars and Princesses


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    1. They were so easy to make, and so comfortable!!

  2. I just got that fabric for Peg Legs, and I'm a little worried about the stretch. When you say you want to add 1/2 an inch--do you mean adding it to the width?

    I've never sewn Pegs before, btw. (Or with knits before!) Would you recommend that I make a size up from my measurements?

    1. If you have thunder thighs like I do, then you want to add in a bit to the width (or go up a size). They fit fine and I've worn them several times and washed them, without any holes but you can see the thread a little and they are definitely stretched out in the 'rear' area.

      I'm going to try the higher waist band on the next pair, and not use this fabric for the waistband because it's not quite right for it. You want one with really good recovery, and this one is a little too loose, so my regular band falls down on my Mom tummy...if you are super fit and trim with a flat tummy, it would probably work fine.

      One thing to note, you can always keep sewing it smaller if you make it too big to begin with, but you can't easily size up! For the shirts I've sewn, I have gone with my biggest measurement, then worked my way down until they are more fitted and less tent-like. I put them on inside out and pin the big spots to where I think I should sew and then try that. Good luck!


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