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 […]

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 […]

Another fairy dragon

The embroidery machine has surpassed the four million stitch mark. That is a pretty good milestone considering most of what I do is computer-assisted conventional sewing with a much lower stitch count. But once in awhile I mix my metaphors, and the butterfly wings on the fairy dragons are probably my favorite. This one’s in […]

Last-minute Valentine dragon

I’ve been a little quiet lately because I was bound and determined to actually finish one of the art dragons. And I did it, albeit a little later than good marketing would prescribe – Valentine items should be listed in mid-January. I picked up a couple colors of Ben Textiles Royal Velvet that looked like […]

More interchangeable purses

I made another hipster bag for my MIL’s birthday. This one isn’t my Basic Hipster, but the Lots of Pocketsā†Ŗ from SewCanShe. Same approximate size, and I just left out the integral flap and installed snaps right before closing up the turning opening in the lining. I used a pre-made strapšŸ“¦ because I didn’t have […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Etsy pushed the Cyber Week sale so I jumped on the bandwagon. I relisted Silver Sparkle and Silver Shield, so hopefully some of the art dragons will finally sell. And of course the logical thing to do, when things aren’t selling, is make more of them. This is Draco Splendens, the Purple Crowntail (its scallops […]

It’s still autumn

I know I made a couple snowflake dragons this week, and we did have some snow happening at the time, but it’s still autumn daggonit. A recurring theme for me has been “what happens if I put THIS in the embroidery machine?” and silk flowers/leaves has been on my list of things to try for […]

Back to notebooks

I’ve been putting together some sample mini composition book covers with professional “crests” on them, with the notion that they’d make good gift card holders for holiday tipping and whatnot. These will go into the shop tomorrow, with options for made-to-order ones. I’ve been kind of tempted to mix them up: engine block with Framing […]