Wow. I’ve been so neglectful here, in my life, in my creating. It’s about to change.
Just before Christmas I got this lovely email.
Thank you so much for inspiration!
My son had a special wish for christmas: a construction site.
In a dark corner of my mind I found the memory of a celebrate the boy collection, with streets and playcosies and such cool stuff. So I started the hunt and stumbled over your project. Just the right thing
So I started sewing and tadah: here it is.
The pictures are taken with my phone, therefore no star quality… But I hope you recognize it.
Thank you for inspiration and tutorial.
And Happy holidays!
I think she did a great job and I’m so happy I was able to help her create something for her son.
The tutorial is from the wee beginnings of my blog. I giggle now to look at my badly taken photos and how little my big boy is in them!
I’m also grateful that she’s given me a little kick in the butt to get back on this blog horse! See you tomorrow.
It’s in my shop now.
It was created with Valentine’s Day in mind but it’ll work for all year round.
I carved a HUGE stamp with my own little hands (the first of many I hope) and then stamped with brown fabric ink on the unbleached cotton. Then I cut out my usual cozy shape and embroidered the lettering and heart on. Then stitched it up into it’s lovely cozy form.
The wood button goes really well with it and saves me using a label! You can you admire, or buy, one here.
I had a custom order that involed this sort of idea a while back. Then I handstitched it for the order but since then I decided to make a screen print of it. But then it was the great ‘to cute face’ or ‘not to cute face’ debate.
I decided on the cute face. I blame this on knowing Mollie.
I can’t remember what I’ve blogged and what I haven’t! It’s terrible. I keep all my photos organized by month, guess I need a sub folder so I can sort what’s been posted and what hasn’t. Then I won’t appear so crazy. Like I do now.
A friend at work (hi Kim!) asked if I could make one of these bingo bag thingies for her mom as a gift. I agreed and was even provided a pattern. It was super simple to make and while I was surprised at how small it seemed when I was done, once I got to school we dug out some bingo dabbers and found they fit perfectly!
I love trying new things. Now I know how to make little pleated pockets all around the outside of something. It was also fun to do a drawstring again.
I finally finished stitching on the frame for this fun sunglass cozy.
Well I intended for it to hold sunglasses but My iPhone fits perfectly, and you could put eye glasses in it too. I’m debating writing out the pattern and even making kits. I’ve got a few frames left but I’ll need to stock up on more.
The fabric is a fun piece of Japanese print I had lying around. I quilted around the square designs to make it look even more like a quilt.
I love randomly making stuff. I was in my work space looking at a coin purse frame and had this little brainwave.
I really need to learn to draw these patterns out in a way to share/sell them.
I actually cut into a fat quarter Echino fabric I’ve had lying around forever.
My sunglasses fit in perfectly. I took it into work and some of the ladies I work with have sunglasses that are thicker when they’re all folded up, which was sad, but it works for me!
I even managed some fancy print placement.
I’ve got some others in the works, just have to get sewing those frames on.
I’ve had this idea for ages and finally had everything to make it. It’s so fun and I’m debating making it a PDF pattern, once I learn how to do that.
Joanna and I had a great time brainstorming a crafty address for the envelope.
The air mail ribbon is available a few places on Etsy and I ordered some fabric covered in stamp images and cut out some fun ones.
As teacher and mom of little ones I hear that a lot.
Hope you’re having just the kind of day you dream of! Even if you aren’t playing on Team Valentine’s.
Also, I’m part of a big giveaway over here. You could win one of these awesome cup cozies.
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Woohoo!!! A big giant thank you to all the lovely people who popped over to my blog and left a lovely comment. I even got a few sweet emails as well.
So for my cup cozie giveaway the lucky winner is Bryanna!
For a 10 ounce bag of new to you fabric scraps the winner is Meredith!
And because I have a huge bin of fabric scraps and why not share the love I decided to choose a second winner, so congrats also goes out to Heather!
Emails coming in a few moments ladies.
I’m also being totally lazy and skipping on sharing my Create Along for this week, things have been so busy at work and home. I did not have time to crochet up those adorable slippers. However, we are going away for a week over the holidays and I just might take that project with me since it’s more portable than my sewing machine!
But for the next week I’m going to choose something pretty easy since we’re all busy and I’ll be going crazy with a Nate’s turning 3 party to organize, Christmas to organize and a trip to get ready for! Let’s make one of these handy pincushions. The PDF won’t let me steal an image to put here but click on over and see what it looks like and if you can squeeze it into your busy week play along with me!