Making a tiny font

Ink/Stitch comes with a lettering capability these days, and several fonts of varying sizes. Inspired by recent events and the existence of the motel key fob blank design, I had to whip up a quick one but I wasn’t really happy with the lettering. For one thing, my machine doesn’t cut jump threads and so […]

Mastering mochi

Mochi, a kind of minky fleece that is extremely short-pile and that, inexplicably, includes spandex so it’s absurdly stretchy, is the new hotness in some circles. I got some by accident, hated trying to align it while sewing, and decided I hated it. But then I started seeing new, irresistible patterns, and there is something […]

Getting ready for Halloween

The neighborhood consensus is that kids have lost enough, we’re going to do Halloween as normally as possible under the circumstances. I usually do something like a “pumpkin” patch (where the pumpkins are orange balloons attached to treat bags) anyway, and I think this year will be a u-pick apple orchard. I’ve got clothesline, and […]

The Elder Sign

The Cthulhu mythos isn’t exactly a Halloween staple, but I had a request for an Elder Sign so here it is. I have a nice Cthulhu from Urban Threads that I’ve put on valet trays, so I played around with some of the fancy new JoAnn vinyl. Not sure if that’s a colour out of […]