Friday, July 25, 2014

Well summer is flying by and me and the girlie are having lots of fun. I haven't had much time to sew though. There's just so much more to be doing; bike rides, playhouses, pools, walks, baking, drawing, and so on....

I did get a few days a couple of weeks ago to create some new zipper "cassette" pouches. They are available at Urchin Art Materials & Papery on Water Street, St. John's. 





I have a bunch more items to get to... new block printed bibs, cross-over bags, shoulder bags and materials to source for new products but there's just not enugh time in the day! Stay at home mom's have as little time as working moms for getting things done for themselves. 

I finished up a zippered cross-over bag for myself today. It's my first attempt at a recessed zipper closure and I had started it ages ago but was having some difficulty getting my sewing machine to sew through the thick layers neatly. I had tried using the walking foot but found it very clumsy. After reading several articles online about how amazing the walking foot is and several people telling me as well, I finally gave it another try! And they're right! It works wonders! I have been doing some research on buying a more heavy duty/industrial strength machine but my Janome is getting me by for now.
I'm thinking I should add a block print on the front grey panel...maybe a feather?
Anyways, that's it for now...
Hope my next update/post won't be so far in the future as this one was!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Summer Fun with August

Making pancakes...

Rides in the woods...

Playing in the pool...

Baking cookies...

And of course, eating the cookies...

I'm so lucky to be able to spend my summer days with this little girlie!

Summer Days with August

Walking in the busy-bee flowers...

Playing with GOOP...

Caplin watching...

Building sand castles...


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Etsy Update

I have a few new items in the Etsy shop today...

I am also beginning to add my block printed cards to the shop. I have two in the shop currently. Looking to add more as the week goes on, so keep checking back.



Monday, February 17, 2014


I have been working on some new ruffled pouches over the past couple of weeks. Here are just a couple of the completed ones. I have been experimenting with detachable straps as well. I have had numerous requests and comments made to me since I started making pouches and clutches for straps. Well I finally did some sourcing and found some swivel hooks that I like and I am pleased with the resulting strap attachment. Take a look...









Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Fun!!!

We had a snow day here today and that allowed for me and the girlie to share Valentine's Day together. We had lots of fun crafting and playing!










  

Monday, January 20, 2014

A few new items in the shop...

I have also been working on some other block printing. More photos to come in the next post. 

I received this beautiful fat quarter bundle this week. It's from the Glimma fabric collection by Lotta Jansdotter (one of my favourite designers)! I plan to make a big-girl quilt (pictured below) for August's new bedroom.



(Photo credit: www.heyquilty.com) 


Just a side note, my next SOME GOOD MARKET GOES TO TOWN appearances will be March 8, May 3 & June 14 (Canon Wood Hall, St. John's). Hope to see you there!