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  • Winding down 2021 (for the Etsy shop anyway)
    I’ve put the banner on the Etsy shop notifying that things ordered after this week may not make it by Christmas. Shipping has become fun and unpredictable. My nieces’ Advent calendars were scheduled for delivery Monday but are out for delivery today, and a recent fabric order is coming in today just came in after […]
  • A new home for little items
    Awhile back, I dropped the little embroidered items out of my place on the orange craft site because of their “Star Seller” program. I haven’t been happy with the self-hosted option; I haven’t committed to it enough to make maintaining it worthwhile. But a couple other vendors have switched to the coffeecup site for physical […]
  • Dracoraptor?
    Soon as I saw Choly Knight’s dinosaur pattern, I knew I had to try putting wings on the velociraptor to see if it would make a suitable dragon. So that was what I did this weekend, and I’m not entirely sold. I think I need to either make the arms larger or leave them off […]
  • More Christmasks
    I’ve reached the awkward time of year where I can’t show any of the stuff I’m working on because they’re presents. But I did make some more mask extenders and realized there was a glitch in the file and the final outline wasn’t generating in the stitch files. So if you downloaded the wide version, […]
  • Christmas wrapping
    I feel a little bad about the first two countdown calendars that went out because after those I ran across a wrapping technique that’s a little more elegant than my “roll it up in tissue paper and stick a seal on it.” (Honestly there are so many skills a small π’Άπ“‡π“‰π’Ύπ“ˆπ’Ύπ“ƒπ’Άπ“ shop needs: photography, product […]
  • Merry Christmask
    Not a typo, though I wish it were. How is this still happening? At any rate, I’ve added another mask extender option (a slightly wider variation on the plain strap, with a holiday sentiment pre-loaded. Or, as always, use Ink/Stitch on the included SVG to put your own words on there. I’ve also revised and […]
  • The orcas have arrived!
    I had some Spoondollars to spend from cut-and-sew pug sales, so I proofed a couple new print-on-demand designs – a cut-and-sew orca based on the in-the-hoop one that I’ll be publishing Real Soon Now. There’s the natural colors one, and a purple nebula orca that I’m gonna get stitched up here shortly, so I can […]
  • Dice and dragons
    The 2021 calendars are getting a bit of an upgrade: prettier boxes, some larger spaces, and yes, this year they’ll include a dragon. I mean, several dragons, but most of them will be more two-dimensional. But one will be a plushie, exclusive to the calendars. The ornaments will go on the outside, so no spoilers. […]
  • The Herbie bag
    The red-white-and-blue piece I showed in Friday’s post has become part of a zipper bag, though I’m not 100% thrilled with it. Because it’s such an odd shape, I made a flat-sewn bag, and it feels a little too raw and unfinished to me. But I’m really proud of the embroidery design, and it’ll find […]
  • The zipper-pouch freebie, and why you don’t need it
    I waffled on whether I should make this design a freebie or sell it, and decided on a freebie, because you really don’t even need me to make this for you. Seriously, it’s just rectangles and lines. Not that this is to say no one should sell a zipper pouch design, because what you’re really […]
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