Monday, September 29, 2014

Not so Honest Craft Room

This is definitely not the way this room usually looks :)

I had the day off of work and both kiddos were at their mother's day out program so I had 5 whole hours to myself to sew.  And what did I end up doing?  Reorganizing my craft room.

I went in with the intention of working on a ton of small items for upcoming craft shows but was so overwhelmed by the clutter that I just had to clean, which led to reorganizing and even rearranging the furniture.  I didn't take a before photo but the cutting table and the fabric shelf on the left switched places and nearly everything found a new home.  There is still more to do and you definitely don't want to see the other half of the room but you've got to start somewhere...

 

After I get the whole room done I'll give you a better "tour" :)

September LinkUp

Hopefully some of you had time to complete this month's projects.


If you did, now is the time to link up and show them off :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Craft Show Prep

All clothing construction has been suspended as I need to get my inventory up for 3 shows I have in the next few months.  

I've added a few new items to the mix:

Three different sizes of journals will be available.  These are the largest size.  I love scrapbook paper and now have a use for my growing stash :)


Another new item I will be offering is the Essential Wallet.  They have two cash/misc slots inside as well as a zippered coin pouch and six card slots.  I'm having a hard time deciding which one I want to keep for myself ;)...



 

While I've been waiting on supplies I've also been restocking my crayon rolls and earbud pouches.






Monday, September 22, 2014

Jack-O-Lantern Cat

This is the third of the free paper pieced patterns that I will be listing for free on my Craftsy shop through the end of October 2014.

Again, this pattern is for those with a bit more experience with paper piecing :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cat on the Moon

You've heard of the Old Man on the Moon?   Well this is the Cat on the Moon.

This one is a bit more detailed than the last one and would be better for someone with a bit of experience paper piecing.


Free through the end of October 2014 here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Free Halloween Paper Pieced Patterns

I once again have a grand plan to publish a series of Halloween themed paper pieced blocks.  With all of the Halloween swaps that I've seen popping up on Instagram lately now seems like the perfect time.  These patterns will be free through Halloween of 2014 so get them while you can ;)

The first is the Happy Ghost...



You can download the pattern here.

I have several others in the works so check back soon :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September Big City Bags SAL

This month we will be linking up our finished Miss Independent bags.   I will admit this is one of the projects in the book I've been most excited about but I'm just not sure I'll have time to make one...

(Photos used with permission of Martingale Publishing.  Photograph by Brent Kane.)

BTW, Betsy-I need you to send your e-mail and mailing addresses to sewingwithsqueak@gmail.com.  Apparently your a no-reply blogger and I can't get back to you :(.

The Rules
  • We will be sewing the books in the order they are in the book.  Only the bag for that specific month will be eligible for the link up.
  • The bag must be complete to qualify for prizes.
  • On the first of every month I will announce a new project and prize. 
  • You will have from September 25, 2014 until midnight on September 30, 2014 CST to link up your project for a chance to win that month's prize.
  • You can link up more than one bag a month as long as they were both made during the corresponding month
  • Join the Flickr group to see all the projects that have been made. 
This month's prize is courtesy of Sew Me A Song. The winner this month will have $25 to spend on anything in the shop.  There is a wide variety of fabric to choose from (I would go for the Sweet As Honey prints myself) in both yardage and bundles.  The sale section also has an amazing owl print...you all know I love my owls!!


 

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