Oh it has been a busy week – busy for you too?! There are some other posts I want to make too so I will try to get those up this week. So this week I finished 2 new hoop arts and have ideas for more, some new coasters and some new finger puppets. I personally love all of them and I hope you will too!
I don’t know how you are doing but my brain is about to explode. 2020 is clearly a year to remember – or rather forget as soon as possible. The pandemic. The senseless killings and riots. The call to action for a movement long overdue. Working full time, trying to learn new things and come up with and create new products. Trying to learn digitizing so I can create my own designs. The “feels like 107″… Impending storms on the coasts… where does it end?
I have also started a new Facebook Group for My Rainy Day Designs for Exclusive Designs previews. And when I start digitizing I will post some designs there, sneak peeks, etc. until I am ready to start selling designs! See more here and join me today!
To see more information and the rest of the new items: Visit Etsy.
Hope you are all safe and have a great week!
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.
Photos below – and find out more about this Sew Along here.
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!
Stay Distant. Stay Healthy everyone!
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!