A few months back I signed up for my very first mini quilt swap on instagram. It was a Heather Ross themed swap. You make a mini quilt using Heather Ross fabrics, and send it off to a partner. I used Modern Handcraft’s free tutorial for making modern hexies. I love the technique, it looks so cool once its quilted, and I think I need to make another one to keep. I decided to make a scrappy binding too (my first one!) I took some photos of my finished quilt that I will post soon, as well as photos of what I received which was an gorgeous mini with tons of handmade extras.
Last month I took part in the Vive La Lolligag show at Woot Bear in San Francisco. I decided to turn the Lolligag into Desdemona. I had to saw off the top of her head to accommodate her hat, but I think it worked out well.
I also sewed up a tiny cry-baby ghost, the smallest one yet! My custom sold, but there is still a lot of fun stuff at the link above.
September Plush Of The Month Club boxes contained pink confetti cake slices in celebration of the club turning 1! The slices were packed up in pink bakery boxes, had a card to send off to a friend, and frosted cupcake taffy all tied up with a cupcake ribbon.
I knew I wanted to make the cake “confetti” but had a lot of back and forth on how I would create the baked in sprinkle look. I couldn’t find a fabric I liked and considered designing my own with Spoonflower. In the end I used fabric markers and good old fashion dots to create the confetti look. Having just mailed out the October boxes I am ready to relax for a few days before I begin sewing November boxes, though I am really excited about the plush I decided on.