Saturday, November 7, 2015

And the winner is...

The winner is Andrea York.  I sent you a message to get your address. Congrats!

Oh no deer yet but we will be trying again this afternoon!  Thanks everyone!

Sunday, November 1, 2015


I decided to get to the point in the title.  Hey its the most important, and I know it.  It always catches my eye on a blog for sure.  I will post details at the end so you can either scroll on down or just suffer through :).

My computer is back up and running, however the f button is sticky, and well it is the f button.  I hope to catch all missing f's but i not you know why.  I have been working my little fingers to the bone, well not really, but I have been sewing a lot. 

I have to say people really and truly do not understand my fascination with sewing and fabric.  I see it when they look at me like I am the craziest person they know (which is saying a LOT).  I really don't care though lol!  I have something I love to do, and it makes me happy.  I am however constantly asked about selling something.  I have yet to get into this realm of things.  Frankly it scares the shit out of me (sorry for the language).  I really do love the relaxation part the most and I am terrified that when it becomes work, well it will be work.  I have decided that I think I will sell bags/totes and maybe small items.  I will not take custom orders and will only sell from inventory.  I think at 1st I will sell on social media, and then a friend has a shop that she really wants me to put some bags in.  If that goes well I guess I will take it to Etsy.  I plan to really well plan this out.  I will make a few bags and time everything and document all materials used.  I am not about to do something I am not all that crazy about (charging people) and lose money right off the bat.  Hence the not selling of quilts.  I just feel it would be very difficult, in my area, to sell a quilt and not lose money on the fabric cost alone.  Anyway that is the plan and I will keep you posted.

What have I been working on:

This is the Jena Tote by sotak handmade.  I tested this pattern and LOVE this bag.  It is so roomy, and I get so many compliments on it.  As you can see I used my horded Nordika fabric by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery.  This is probably my favorite fabric if there is such a thing. 

We did a lovely kids swap of trick or treat bags this time.  Here is what my lovely made:

How stinking cute is this.  She made it lined and we just kinda make it up.  It is reversible and I would be happy to tick or treat with such a bag!  The bag she received was equally as cute and as you can see she really liked it!  
I literally just finished making these placemats for a swap.  This one is for a gentleman.  I sure hope he likes them.  I made them using scraps and crossroads denim. This stuff is Amazing I mean for real. 

The lighting is not great as it is dark, but look how wonderful the quilting looks on the denim.  

I have a quilt that I had MSQC quilt for me when I was there or the last retreat I went to.  I have had it back for some time and bound about 1/4 of it.  I have been go go go!  I really need to get that done.  

Ok so congrats on making it this far or well just scrolling down.  It is giveaway time.  I said in the last blog post it is a decent one.  Here are the pics, and I do apologize, but I can not send across the way.  Postage is crazy expensive these days.  As bad as I hate it, open to US only :(!

 This is seriously beautiful fabric and I hate to part with it.  Leave me a comment.  Anything will do and if you follow tell me how for an extra entry.  I will leave it open till Nov 7th and let my daughter pick a number between 1 and whatever the amount is.  It is the youth hunt this weekend so maybe the luck will rub off on her :)!

Thanks again for hanging in there with me!  Have a great week everyone!