Friday, July 20, 2012

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zakka Style Sew Along weeks 6 thru 10


Well, well, well, imagine that.
I got side tracked and forgot to  make another blog post .
Week 6 of the Zakka Sew-A-Long was these tiny quilt magnets. I am you telling you what, this project was difficult. I am not really great with tiny sewing projects, so  I was very happy when it was done.
Week 7 was a mug rug. I have to say I  never even  heard of a mug rug, but I own one now. I can use it when I drink my tea. :)
Week 8 was the block quilt. Surprisingly I have never made a quilt before.  I found it to be fun and will probably catch the quilting bug sooner than later. lol
Week 9 was the Stem messenger bag. I have made many messenger bags in my lifetime so I didn't find this to be a challenge, but I did like the pattern and have made a few more as gifts.
Week 10 was this great zipper organizer wallet type thing. I like everything about it except actually making it, HA. There were so many steps to the pattern and it also had some hand sewing involved.  As much as I complained about it, I have made 5 of them. And  before the year is over, probably more to come. :)
Well that's it for this blog post. The next 5 I promise to post sooner than the last time.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Zakka sew along First 5

Well hello again. I promised I would blog about the Zakka Sew Along and since we are already on week 15, I decided to put up 5 projects per day for 3 days so I could get you all caught up.
Week 1 was a zig zag tote. I actually started on week 2 but I went back and did the first project, which I might add was a challenge.
Week 2 was a house pouch. It was fun and easy and since my friend Julia, ( ) is the project designer, I was very happy to do her project.
Week 3 was a pin cushion and as easy as you may think it was. I had a difficult time with this, but in the end I think it turned out good.
Week 4 was the sewing kit. I had so much fun with this project I even made another for a friend of mine. I am finally getting to use fabric that I bought to make me stuff with , but never had the time. I love this little sewing kit and I use it all the time.
Week 5 was probably the most challenging and I can say I almost gave up. It was a patchwork pencil case and I had to start over 3 times. If I didn't get it the 3rd time around I wasn't ever going to. Alas, I finished and I guess the 3rd time is a charm. lol
Ok so tomorrow or the next day be on the look out for my next 5 items.
mary moon

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recently added to my show schedule-
the Westerville Music and Arts Festival

This Sat (14th) and Sun (15th)

I hope to see you there

I vow to start blogging more, especially about all the stuff I am working on. Stuff for fun.  More sewing for me and for my house and family. Less for my business, at least for now.
So today I made this bag for me using some new skills I have acquired doing the Zakka Style Sew Along. I used some of my fav fabrics that I have been hoarding (sound familiar) to create the bag.Here I am sitting on my new deck that the Hubby is working on. Isn't he doing a good job?
 I owe everyone one big blog post about the last 15 projects I have done in the Zakka style sew along. It has been a challenge and an adventure.
Maybe tomorrow lol.
Have a great night
Mary Moon