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  • Dragon dangle
    Yep, it’s another little dragon fob, in dangle format this time. It’s an adaptation of a graphic from one of my favorite sources, the Noun Project. It’s the same technique I used for the water bottle carriers; the graphics are (alas) not line drawings, so I just remove the fill and running-stitch the outlines for […]
  • Mask up!
    The foiled velvets may be my new favorites, but they are not my lungs’ favorites. Polyester velvets are great about throwing tiny, irritating fibers around, and I keep saying I’m going to get a valved N95 to use for them. This time I wore my everyday N95 (which is rapidly deteriorating, but no longer life-essential […]
  • Lots of progress, nothing finished
    One of the to-do’s in my daily Taskwarrior is “Finish a project, no matter how tiny,” and that one has kind of been honored in the breach lately. At least I haven’t ordered a bunch of fabric, JoAnn boxes notwithstanding. (That’s from two yards of glow Sew Lush for a throw for a niece, if […]
  • Mochi color reference, Shenzhen edition
    I know doing this for Pure Plush basically caused it to be discontinued, but hopefully that won’t happen here. My mochi/squish fabric arrived, and I took pictures of it with the Shannon Cuddle 3 reference card, and I listed the excess on Etsy – so if you want a fat quarter or half yard, faster […]
  • Monster Hunter potion snap tab
    I called it a charm last time, but it’s a snap tab. Shorten the tab and rearrange the layout to make it into a charm. It sews five-up in a 4×4 hoop, and is a quick little three-step stitch-out: the potion color, the bottle color, slap your back vinyl on the underside of the hoop, […]
  • Bales of mochi
    Three of the four packages of mochi arrived! Naturally, it happened while I’m thoroughly booked making sparkly dragons, so I don’t plan on making more mochi dragons for another couple of weeks unless someone requests them – but once I get comparison pictures made with the Shannon color reference I’ll put fat quarters in the […]
  • Monster Hunter Potion Charm preview
    This one’s not going to be a quarter holder, but it’s going to hold something else quarter-sized. Files for it next Monday (or buy me a ko-fi and I’ll share my working files with you early).
  • Making good fabric choices
    I went to point someone to the story of the galaxy velvet and… it’s not here on the blog? The picture of the car is in the media archives, but evidently I changed my mind on that post. Weird. Anyway, here is the story of how I came to be in possession of fabric that […]
  • Jobs
    There’s been a March Meet The Maker hashtag on Instagram, and yesterday’s prompt was “job[s]” so I took the opportunity to list a few of the jobs inherent in running a crafting business. It’s an important thing to take into account when pricing goods. I left off “social media manager” and also left off the […]
  • I have a new favorite fabric
    It is, of course, discontinued, because my love affairs with fabric are always doomed. But it’s still available in quite a few color options. Silver and gold are in my cart, though with as little as there is of silver (that’s at most three orders, since clearances are 2-yard minimum) I might not get it […]
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