Have you seen the Alison Glass / Guicy Guice Mini Series Sew Along? We are halfway done this week and I wanted to share. I did find one problem last night that you will see below, but I should be able to fix it.
I am using the Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabric collection again, the same one I used for the Trinket Quilt. What I have found so far is that when I planned on a set of colors, each block has a different number of colors, so each block is a little different, and I start from scratch with my colors each time – but Kaleidoscope has 40 colors so it works. You can make the blocks to be any size – I chose to make them full size.
The first 4 Blocks are the Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, Pineapple, and Hexagon Steps.
As you can see – the Hexagon Step Block is smaller than the other blocks – but I think I can fix it if I rip out the last 6 steps and redo them, and just cut it a little larger. I’m just not sure why the pattern was made that way.
Happy Friday! Are you surviving whatever level of quarantine you are in? Honestly it’s not killing me – except I can’t just run to the store if I need something. A little more conscious about what and how much I use of everything. But if I run out of coffee or coffee creamer…
So I switched gears. I know I said I wanted to make all the coaster designs I have – and I still do – but there are a LOT more to make. I really wanted to make some bookmarks too. I had to switch things up, and I am so glad that I did – these bookmarks turned out great! And there are more bookmarks to come. I have such a long list of things to make, the hard part right now is figuring out what to make next – and what supplies I have for it in my stash, or do I need to wait until I get the correct supplies. So I make what I can make and hope for a perfect overcast day the next day to get a good shot. It doesn’t always happen.
Here is my latest set of Bookmarks, and some new Key Fobs – aren’t Cutie Cthulhu and little Gus Gus so adorable? And Jaq is coming soon!
Find the Key Fobs in the Key Fobs & Bag Tags section and find all the Bookmarks in the Bookmarks & Book Weights section. Perfect for an Easter Basket – at least one of each ready to ship. And watch for more to come soon!
March is done! Not all completely finished – but DONE! And a reminder – I am rationing my supplies right now so if you see something here you want me to finish and put up on Etsy let me know and I can create a listing.
I seem to have trouble with the bright and bold colors – pinks, reds, oranges. And these are so difficult to photograph! Getting into the yellows now, wonder if I will have the same problems? Here is March. Now to think about April.
I have a lot of new Coaster designs and I decided I wanted to focus on making one thing – and that was Coasters. I like Coasters – they are fun to make and I came up with a way that it is all in the hoop so I just have to do some final trimming. I used to make the design and then sew them together myself. I like this new way better. Here are the sets available now. More to come! And if you are looking for a specific idea let me know and I will see if I can add that to the shop. Thanks and Happy Friday!
This week things changed a little bit. Worldwide things changed drastically, so I felt I needed to switch things up a bit, tone it down, etc. So instead of completely finishing these hoops, I think I need to ration my supplies right now as we don’t know what is going to happen in the future. But I will add a “Finish This” option to Etsy, and add a page to the Blog here showing all of the Kona Color of the Day pieces. If there is an unfinished piece that you see that you would like me to finish, you can check out with the Finish This option on Etsy, and that will allow me to order the silk ribbon and the other supplies necessary to finish that piece for you. It’s just what I need to do right now.
These reds were really hard to photograph. But the designs were fun!
I woke up early yesterday and made some new Accessories – Earrings, Ear Bud Holders, and a Zipper Bag. I need to fine tune the Zipper Bag process a little bit, and need more vinyl, but I will have several designs available when I figure that step out. They are so fun!
For now, here are the new Accessories I finished – one of each is ready to ship. They are all backed with matching vinyl, very lightweight, and super cute! I’m really liking the Ear Bud Holders – the Star is a bit tighter than the Poke Ball, but he’s so cute – just an extra moment of organizing and he will do what you need him to do. And the earrings are fun to mix and match.
Stay healthy everyone! We can do this and get through this!
Oh my gosh – the world is so crazy right now. Right before I went to sleep last night I saw that California is on Lockdown. California is closed. California!! That state is so large, so many people. California – and the rest of the USA – and the world – I am praying for you, all of us, all day long now. It wasn’t like this for H1N1, SARS, MERS – nothing has ever been like this before. It is INSANE.
So on that note – I may not be able to finish my project. I think I can get through March, but anything after that is a guessing game. Will I be able to get the supplies I need – so many unknowns related to that – money, price, availability, time to complete, etc. I have the Kona and the thread, so at the very least I should be able to finish the panel, it may just not be in complete finished form when I post them, but I will try to finish all that I can.
This set starts to finish the deep rich reds and begins the oranges. I tried to have some fun with this set. My husband would like to have the Circus Monkeys one on a hoodie for Scout campouts, just need to change the “Crap” to something a little more Scout friendly.
As always these are available through Etsy. Stay healthy everyone. Please be aware of your interactions – be smart, be safe, be healthy.
This set we are starting to get out of the rich reds and get into the deep rich browns and oranges. I just had to do Sewciopath on the bold, bright Cardinal. And I really liked how the mandala turned out on that Garnet background! All listed on Etsy – only one of each so grab the one you want today!
Finishing the Pinks and into the Reds. This was a salty week. And as I find more fund designs like these, I have a feeling they will find their way into the mix! All listed and ready to ship – if you see something you like grab it today – only one of each!
I recently found the magical world of fabric vinyl and snaps. And will be branching out to eyelets and rivets soon. I made some Superhero key rings and dropped them off at a local shop this weekend and he was so excited and wants more – he even sold a few that night! That shop will be getting the Superhero and Star Wars themed items, but there are soooo many more that I want to make! As time permits I will be adding about a billion to Etsy. Right now they come with snaps around the keyring so that if you want to remove the keyring and attach it to your bag or something else, you will easily be able to do so. In the future I will have the option of adding rivets for a permanent key ring, but I don’t have that tool just yet. But aren’t these super fun?! Find these in the Key Fobs / Bag Tags section – and many more will be added soon, so check back!
The Allergy Key Fobs include allergies to: Dairy, Egg, Fish, Peanut, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nut, and Wheat.
Superheroes currently listed: Aquaman, Baby Groot, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Flash, Green Lantern, Hulk (glows in the dark), Punisher and Venom.