Saturday, April 30, 2016

May is for Makers

I am joining the May is for Makers campaign started by Lindsey from LR Stitched. She is challenging us to buy one pattern each of the 5 weeks in May from indie pattern maker. I love the idea of supporting the little guy, and helping those trying to build a business around the craft that they love!

So I pledge to purchase 5 patterns this month from indie pattern makers. I already have a good idea of who I am going to support, and look forward to sharing my purchases with you. If you have any suggestions for me, I would love to hear them!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Craftsy Supplies & Kits Flash Sale

(ad) This weekend you can find top kits and supplies for your craft at BIG savings on Craftsy. Explore fresh picks from your favorite brands and designers, and enjoy exceptional prices. But don't wait –– just like spring, this offer won't last long. Deal ends Sunday!

I have my eye on a couple of project bags that would be perfect for getting organized! This project tote with all of the pockets is exactly what I need for taking supplies to HMQG sew-ins, and you can never have too many zippy pouches so the kit for these zipper clutches is on my list too! 
As much as I want to go crazy during this sale, I am still trying to #sewmystash so I'll be good and only splurge a little. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Now that I have finally gotten the energy to sew back I have been busy! I've been working my way through my Q2 Finish-A-Long list trying to get everything knocked out.
  • May the 4th Swap
  • Shirt for my friend's market booth
  • Heart quilt 
  • Small world mini
  • Story time cross stitch sampler
I've finished and shipped my May the 4th Star Wars swap, and I finished the binding on my Heart Quilt! Now I'm working on finishing the shirt, and another new project I started at the Houston Modern Quilt Guild sew-in last weekend. 

William's shirt just needs the pearl snaps attached and it's done! I couldn't decide between the colors I ordered from Snap Source, so I asked him and his vote was orange. Figured I'd let him choose, since it's his shirt :) The fabric is from the collection Luna Sol for Windham Fabrics, and it's designed by my friend Felice Regina! We're in the HMQG together, and she is one of the most talented people I know. 

I started this quilt at the HMQG sew-in last Saturday, and I am already almost finished binding it. It's only a 32x32" baby quilt and I used 2 charm packs, so it stitched up super quickly! Since we don't know if we're having a boy or a girl yet, I decided a Halloween baby quilt will be perfect since he or she is due in October. 

What have you been working on this week?