Friday, June 20, 2014

Fabric Friday and a WIP

Currently up on the cutting table. . . .


 Some more ideas and pairings for upcoming totes and bags

And I recently found this gorgeous hand-dyed cotton fabric yardage at the thrift store. . . .

Monday, June 16, 2014

Car seat cover remake: a tutorial review


Three days before Henry's arrival, I decided he'd need a new car seat cover.  There was nothing wrong with Monkey 9's old one; I just wanted a cover with bright, happy colors!  I took to Pinterest, and came across a tutorial by Make It and Love It.

IT. IS. AWESOME.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Getting ready

My 2 year-long new fabric fast is over.  I may have been a little binge-y. . . .

top to bottom....

But when fabricworm hosts such a ginormous sale, and my stash is (believe it or not) actually on the skinny side, how can I NOT replenish my stash... just a tad?  I'm getting ready to reopen my shop in the next couple of weeks, barring any catastrophic life events.  New designs, new products... very excited!  I'll post some sneak peeks along the way!

We're also getting ready now. . .

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Scrappy: handmade twine from fabric scraps

I've managed to get a little bit of sewing done lately, working on an old order for boob scarves.  They're for an amazing lady (and her Bunco group) for breast cancer awareness and support.  She placed the order months ago, right before Henry's birth(yeah.  I'm a horrible slacker-flake...) and I feel like I have to get them done before I can start sewing anything else, so boobs it is for now.

I took a brief break from sewing the other day to play around in my scrap fabric bin.  A tutorial on how to make handmade twine from fabric scraps had recently captured my attention, especially the parts about it being a scrap-buster, and also mentioning that the whole process was "sort of meditative."  (it WAS!)   So I gave it a spin. . .

a basket full of fabric bits soon became a foot of twine, 
which then turned into several feet of twine.  and then several yards of twine. . . .