Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekend Crafting

There are some weekends I feel super productive, and some weekends I don't.  Sometimes I can make a dress or two, sew and upload a few things for my Etsy shop, and bake a really good cake.  And then sometimes I'm all over the damn place and I wake up on Monday morning with just a couple small projects and nothing really to show for my weekend.

This was an unproductive weekend.

I'm at the point with sewing and embroidering where I want to make and do everything.  My walls would be embroidered over a French seam if it were possible.  But this point is really overwhelming because I can't pick just one thing to make.  I have a lot of different projects cut out--a Cambie dress, a dress for the shop, lots of little bags--but why work on those when I can do something new?  I have to really force myself to sit down, take a second and finish up a WIP before they take over my sewing space.

I did do a few good things this weekend, such as:

More Elizabeth Hartman Perfect Zip Bags!  I started embroidering these while I was in Beaufort, and I bought all the fabric at Tabby. The scissor bag uses two Momo Half Moon Modern prints (the inside is orange polka dots) and a stitched design from Sublime Stitching's Craftopia pattern.  That's my new embroidery bag, which works out really well; for example, I wasn't quite finished with a project last night, so I put it (in the hoop), the floss and the needle all in the bag and zipped it up!  No little Eleanor paws will find that project!

The other bag uses two Stof prints and a Craftopia pattern as well.  This isn't a great picture, but you can kinda see the yarn ball in the bottom corner, which I thought was too cute with the sheep.  This is a knitting bag for my mom, which means that, officially, the holiday season has begun--this is the first Christmas gift of 2012.  Holy moly.  I want to make her an embroidery bag as well, but I think I'm going to wait for the new Aneela Hoey line Sew Stitchy, which you can see here.

I also got some embroidery done!  Are these macarons cute or what?  Even if Nick kept calling them hamburgers.  What a jerk.  Anyway, this is the Sweet Treats pattern package from Wild Olive, which can be found here.  This was incredibly easy to stitch; I used a backstitch for the macarons and the faces are cheater knots--I kind of just little little stitches to make them look like circles and knots.

These definitely aren't perfect, but I don't even care.  They're so cheery!

Hey guy!

What'd you make this weekend?


  1. Very cute project bags! The macaroons are cute too!
    My crafting has been on the back burner this days, hopefully soon that will change a bit!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I hope you get back into the swing of things too--can't wait to see what you make!


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