Happy Friday, everyone! There is so much going on over here that I haven’t had time to blog, but before the month is over I want to make sure you all know that my sewing room is being featured on the Pink Chalk Fabrics blog. Kathy from Pink Chalk is featuring different sewist each day and showing off their creative space. You can find my feature here, and the post explaining the giveaway here. Pink Chalk Fabrics is giving away 50 $20 gift certificates this month, so you can comment on each Where I Sew post, increasing your chances to win! Thank you so much to Kathy for putting this together. It’s really been a lot of fun!
I actually took many more pictures of my room than that one (those of you who know me are saying, “Of course she did!”) and I will post soon about some of the more specific details in my room, including a full review of my Bernina 750QE. It’s taken me a few months to work the kinks out and I feel like I’m able to give a real review now. You may also notice the post below talks about my $150 photo studio. Is there anything else you’d specifically like to know about? I got a few emails about my iron but I’m still pretty loyal to the Oliso, which I’ve talked about before. The most common question has been where can people buy my fabrics, but the answer is that most of them are out of print. Fabric cycles like fashion, so it takes years to build a good stash. :)
The Makeup Bag Pattern is coming along, or as my friend Shannon named it: Make Me Up Before You Go-Go. Yep, silly names from now on, I think? We can only have so many combinations of zip and hip before you all hate me. I’m too goofy to start naming bags after people or cities or flowers. I got more than half of it finished last weekend before I had to put it on hold because the deadline of a super fun project got bumped up.
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, it’s not really a secret I’m going to be writing some tutorials for Pellon Projects in the coming months, and I think we will all have a lot of fun with it. The first one is turned in and so I’m back to the writing the Makeup Bag pattern again now. Once I get it to testers, hopefully by Monday, I’ll ask them to try to finish it within a week or so and then get it all packaged up for sale. Early next week I’ll post a giveaway for the new pattern in anticipation of its release, so check back for that! And I’ll let you know when the Pellon Projects get posted as well.
So we have a new logo, new website, affiliates, new patterns and new tutorials coming your way this fall! So exciting! Also, since the Makeup Bag will be my 10th PDF pattern, it might be really fun to celebrate with a blog hop of some sort. I will keep you all posted!
Have a fantastic weekend! Let me know what you’re sewing by commenting here or over on the Facebook page!
So awesome!! I love how things are going for you!
I love your website and spent some quality time reading all your blogs, starting at the beginning straight through to the current one! You have quite the way with words! I make notes about your interfacing choices, so I’m excited about the projects you’ll be doing for Pellon.
You have a fabulous stash! Here’s my question…what’s your basic yardage purchase, per fabric? 1 yard, 3 yards, 5? I’m trying to build a stash and need some guidance.
Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s educational, inspiring and entertaining! Loki and Sammy make terrific co-stars!
PS…thanks for all your hard work on your patterns. I have 3 of them and they’re so concise and easy to follow!
Hi Kelli! Most of my bags can be made from 1-1.5 yards, so if the fabric screams bag, then at least that much. 2 if I really like it. I only have a couple really special fabrics that i’ve bought like 4-6 yards of. Quilters tend to buy smaller cuts + giant cuts for backings. I think I’m in between that.
Thank you so much. And you’re right, I really couldn’t do it without the minions. At least it wouldn’t be as much fun!
Glad to hear your blog is getting a makeover. I love your talent! I love your patterns! I’m so happy when I check back here and you have posted something new! Nice sewing space too!
Hi! Just found your blog by searching for dog bed patterns. I’m returning to sewing after a long hiatus and looking forward to reading your blog and following your progress with your upcoming ventures. Good luck!