Between making new Holiday designs, restocking what’s popular, planning for Elf season, and more – I don’t really have a theme for any of these weeks and just switch it up as I go. I have been shocked as to how quickly the Axolotls are selling out. These Rainbow Axolotl Tins are my favorite, but the All Pink version is fun too – I need to restock both and am in the process of doing that! Do you want a version of Rainbow Axolotl Finger Puppets too? I have the All Pink set already.
So this week had a few Dog Bum Bookmarks, a few new Kitchen Towels, the start of the Learn the Letter Words Tin Sets for A and B, and some other things I am working on behind the scenes that I can’t get into right now…
Check out these and more at the Studio or on Etsy. Anything specific you are looking for? Let me know! I am working my way through my very long list. Have a great rest of week and weekend!
It has been a busy summer so far, but I do have a few new things I just listed for this week and working on many, many more! I am trying to get ready for a local Toy Convention at the end of the month so my boys are very helpful in what I should make – I only need 4 more machines and a million more hours to achieve their goals.
This weekend I made 5 new towels and 3 new Bum Bookmarks. They are so cute, and so many more on the way – they match the Bum Poo bags!
Let me know if there is anything you are looking for. As always everything will be at the Studio and some items on Etsy until they sell out or expire. I’ve started adding to Facebook shop too. Find my Facebook page and Like it to follow along. I also have a Facebook Group, very helpful with the PDF files if you want to make the Minecraft Quilt!
Previews below – but use the links above to navigate to where you want to go. Thanks for stopping by – have a happy, healthy and safe week!
I recently made several Business Card Holders in both Standard and Moo Square sizes – in a variety of colors. The Moo Square is shown holding 20 business cards, this is what I use. I don’t have 20 standard business cards to stack but I would guess the Standard should hold about the same. I borrowed a business card for the preview – thanks Marceline! Check these and more out on Etsy – for all but Yellow Dragon there is only one available so if you like it, grab it! Thanks for stopping by – have a great Wednesday!
Aren’t these the cutest things you’ve ever seen?! If this doesn’t make you want to take Pooch on a walk I don’t know what will! There are currently 17 different breeds available (shown below) – may be more in the future. They are all made on high grade upholstery vinyl with marine vinyl appliqué. A zipper to insert a roll of bags (one roll included with purchase) and a Lobster Clasp off the side to attach to a belt loop, leash, etc. Previews below and you can find these at the Studio or on Etsy.
Is there a breed you are looking for? Let me know!
Hello! I hope you all had a nice Christmas with whoever you were able to spend it with. I am sad to see several of the items I shipped out well before Christmas still have not arrived. I just wanted to give a quick update from the little I know.
As I’m sure you are all well-aware, the US Postal Service is overwhelmed with an unprecedented amount of package deliveries, and understaffed due to Covid. I am not going to reiterate that here, but I just wanted to share a quick example. If you ordered something from me and received a Tracking Number, I PROMISE it was dropped off at the US Post Office for processing, but they don’t scan all the items right away. I have been watching all of the orders I shipped out to see what was scanned, what is still “label created” and allegedly not moving, and what has been delivered. Yes I have been tracking them all for over a month. I think it bugs me even more than it bugs you because I created and shipped as quickly as I could to get the orders in your hands in time, and the Postal Service failed me and millions of other Small Businesses this year.
I checked in on all the packages again this morning, and I have a screen shot of a good example. This doesn’t give away the item or where it is going, but you’ll see in the screen shot below that the label was created December 15th. It said Pre-Transit for 10 days as if I had it still sitting in my office, not dropped off to the Post Office. I dropped it off right away, but it was never scanned. Suddenly (10 days later) it has reached a regional postal processing center in New York. Luckily this package has a NY destination so I am hopeful this will be delivered very soon.
I appreciate that most have been understanding and patient about the delays. Once I mail the package it is at the mercy of the Postal Service, which again, they are overwhelmed and understaffed. I am still working my way through a few last-minute orders that came in just before Christmas. If you had one of those, I am hoping to make them all this weekend and get shipped out early next week. Thank you so much. Hope you are all having a Wonderful Holiday Season!
Just a quick post – it’s not much but I am so happy that I was able to create something from start to finish that will also help my son with math this year! I have more that I am making, but for now I was able to finish the first 5 of many math wheels. I really want him to pop out the numbers and just know them in his head, so I am hoping these will help the end result. From the first placement stitch to the final satin stitches I created the math wheels. It may not be a perfect design, but I think it is a great start for my first design product. I just thought they turned out so cool, I had to share! More coming soon.
I didn’t post the second half of the blocks or the completed top! I had finished the 8 required blocks, but 9 was in my final plan. Other things kept coming up so I was rushing until almost the last minute to try to finish the final block and put them all together, so of course there were many issues. I probably would have changed a few things, but I don’t think I want to rip out and do it again.
My center block was not in the Mini Series, but I think it ties in perfectly. My biggest frustration was that even though all of these blocks were to work together for the series, the finished size of each block is different. So even though I created the full size of each block, they all have a different color count, and different finished size. Frustrating, but able to go back and delete the outer edge and sew on a new, fatter edge. It’s not perfect, but it is done. I think it was raining outside that day so the indoor photo isn’t great. Will try to get a better one when it is DONE done.
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.
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!
The Holidays were so busy and I was focused on so many other projects that my Kona Color Burst quilt top was in “half done” status for awhile. This weekend I powered through and did 2 blocks on Saturday and the final 6 blocks Sunday morning and sewed them all together. Finally done with the quilt top!
Then I ventured outside… It was “Feels like -11º” and very windy. I tried to get a shot of the quilt top on a serene white background – but instead you see my bootprints. You should have heard me yelling at the wind. These were the best shots I could get for now. I can’t wait until it is finished and I can try to get some better shots – and it might be warmer.
I cleared the board and started from scratch, with one colorful square at a time. I have been wanting to make this pattern for awhile, and with 365 colors to play with, it seemed like the right time. I took all the colors and a few neutrals, and built from the center out.
To make this easy, order one of each of the following charm packs, precut by Robert Kaufman Fabrics: Kona Cotton Pastel Colorstory CHS-692-85 Kona Cotton Bright Colorstory CHS-693-85 Kona Cotton Dark Colorstory CHS-694-85 Kona Cotton Neutral Colorstory CHS-695-85 Kona Cotton New Colors 2019 CHS-851-42
This pattern uses the majority of the colors, but just one of each. You will also receive a Bonus PDF on how I create my blocks, and my method for keeping them organized and sewing them together with the least amount of seams. And a new PDF with the charm pack color order and labels to print.
I made this with 5″ squares, for a finished size of 76 1/2″ x 76 1/2″.