Mask making

Like everybody else in the sewing world, I’m on the mask-making bandwagon. The Olson mask design, provided by an actual hospital organization, is the one I’ve settled on. It is really a mask cover, being designed to hold a disposable filter. I had claimed I didn’t have much good-quality but not glittery calico for sewing […]

Social distancing bears

I made one of the Kimberbears I linked to on Wednesday just to see how the pattern works out. It’s a bit different than I would have done it; I would have tucked the arms and legs inside the body and had the embroidery machine finish them off, but I guess that could get a […]

Blossom the Bear and Skip the Rabbit

Many, many years ago, in a previous incarnation of this blog, I re-posted the salvaged patterns from when Kunin Felt re-designed their blog. They have a project page again, but with different patterns. Well, the Internet Archive never forgets, and some of the old projects are still around. Blossom Bear is present and accounted for. […]

At loose ends

In theory, with the Etsy shop on vacation, I should have nothing to do but polish patterns and get tutorial videos made. In practice, I find myself spending a lot of time fighting with grocery-order websites, planning meals, and generally not in the mood for making stuff. Other than food – I’ve made a couple […]

Stay the h*ck home

For the last few days I’ve contemplated how to address the current world situation. Some of the blogs I follow have just carried on without mentioning it. Embroidery folks are all-in on hand sanitizer holders. One sewing site did a roundup of DIY mask tutorials even while saying they don’t really work, which is awful […]

Bierock Recipe

Bierocks are a thing we miss from Kansas: ground beef and cabbage and onion in a bread pocket. When cabbage goes on sale around St. Patrick’s Day, it’s bierock time. That’s it, that’s the story*, now here’s the recipe. Bierocks (makes 60) 5 lbs ground beef (I use 85/15) 2 heads cabbage, shredded (about 20 […]

New dragon colors

I’ve added a couple of site-specific dragons: a mallard (yes, not emerald, really mallard this time) with foil dots and metallic-thread wing embroidery, and a lime of which some have an embroidered shamrock. In the future, if you want updates on things that are added to the shop, that’ll happen in a newsletter. You can […]