Friday, July 25, 2014

Rainbow Connection Craft Case Redux

A few months ago, I designed a case (shown here),  for storing a Rainbow Loom,  which was a gift for one of my nieces.  Turns out, another niece was already whipping up bracelets with her own Rainbow Loom, so it only made sense that she should also have a specially made case.
Rainbow Connection Craft Case in aqua dots and a favourite Amy Butler print (from her Cameo line).

Making my design for the second time allowed for a wee bit of tweaking, but for the most part, not too much was altered.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Eyes wide open

Have you ever felt like you were being rewarded for just keeping your eyes open?  Well, I do!  First there was the find of a $20 bill, while taking my exercise along a dirt path a few nights back and then yesterday I stumbled upon an advert for a couple of sewing books (titles that happened to be on my wish-list).

Both books are in new condition, including the patterns - which were never opened.  Then the seller mentioned she had a couple more books that she hadn't listed.  Would I be interested?

Um, yes, please! Two more titles that happened to be on my "someday I'd like to own these" list ( and rather coincidentally, just having been re-borrowed from the library for the umpteenth time this past Sat.).

I scooped up all 4 titles... in exchange for that $20 bill.  I guess there are times in life that it literally pays to keep your eyes open. ;o)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lovie bunny

Recently, I stitched up a cuddly gift for a sweet little girl using fun fur and a bit of Heather Ross's Briar Rose quilting cotton.
I chose to embroider the bunny's eyes to make him look asleep.
The pattern is a combination blanket/stuffie and can be found in the book Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes.  Such a quick and cute gift idea for a little one!
It should be just right size for little hands to carry around, plus, with embroidered eyes and nose, no small parts (choking hazards) to worry about!
The sewing was easy, however, I do believe that my bunny's head is smaller than the one pictured in the book due to a typo.  If I ever make this again, I will be adding seam allowances to the pattern for the bunny's head.  Those ears are a bit on the skinny side!

 Still, I don't think a one year old is going to mind that her bunny looks underfed. ;o)  I'm hoping she'll love the cuddle factor and maybe even all those pink strawberries - I know I do! 

I've got to say that sewing this little fellow was much easier than trying to figure out ways to capture a decent photo of him! lol... 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Colours of the month?

There seems to be a colour theme in my sewing space lately.
Pink and orange scrappy patchwork on the design wall

and on my sewing table!  Is it possible to have a colour addiction? ;o)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Stash - Succumbing to Summer Sales

Along with some summer sewing, there's been a bit of summer fabric shopping happening this week.  It would seem I have a low resistance when it comes to fabric - especially fabric on sale. ;o)

top to bottom...  Riley Blake: Sweetcakes; Moda: Bungle Jungle; Riley Blake: Country Girls; the bottom two fabrics are  from Riley Blake's: Twice as Nice line.
I'm still in the planning stages, but intend for some of these to become a new machine dust cover to coordinate with  this one that I made for my older (and smaller) serger. Just need to cross a few other pressing WIPs off the list first. ;o)

Let's see what  other fabric addicts curators have been collecting for their stashes this week...

Molli Sparkles

Wow!  Now that your appetite has been whetted with all that fabric viewing, you might want ideas for how to store it in your sewing room.  You're in luck!
 Today is the second day of the Sew Canadian  tour - prepare to be inspired. :o)
 Happy sewing!

Sew Canadian

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