Shockingly, I'm still here. Part of me wonders if you are too!
Sewing is still a massive part of my life. It's my escape. For 2019, I've made a goal to sew every day. Even if it's only 15 minutes of handsewing. One way to keep myself on track is this calendar.
I cross off every day that I sew. I don't beat myself for the days that miss. I accept and move on!
Here a few wee things sewn up during those sessions in recent months!
I'm kind of obsessed with these wee phone stands. So far, I've made three, but I'm definitely going to make more! Factotum of Arts has this awesome tutorial!
GT got her first big girl doll from Santa. I might add that she's still miffed that Santa didn't bring the pink and purple dog that she requested in her letter. Anyway, Abigail had some lovely indoor clothes, but there was a risk of her getting cold when out visiting.
It was determined that she needed a coat. And of course, momma went a little overboard. I've gone down a rabbit hole of new sewing opportunities (as though I needed more). The ensemble pictured above is Sofie's Winter Sports Outfit by Sofie Clareese
. I've resisted buying more patterns, but just barely!
In 2019, I'm doing Random Acts of Craftiness. One of my first acts came in the form of this mini mini quilt. I'll tell you more about it in a future post!
For Christmas, I sewed up a number of these portable cutlery rolls. I've been thinking so much about garbage lately. Plastic, in particular. These rolls started out as a way to transport my metal straw. I hated the idea of it floating about in my purse.
While I haven't been blogging much, I'm pretty active on Instagram. And it keeps feeding me more ideas for things to make. More sewalongs. So. Many. Things. To. Make. I was totally sucked in to the #tinydresdenparty in January. It's a fun little pattern from Quilty Obsession
And hand stitching! I finally finished my Hawaiian appliqué pillow. Well, at least the appliqué portion. I'm seriously considering hand quilting it, even though I've never hand quilting anything! It seems like the right thing. The kit and workshop were Himself's birthday gift to me last year. I spent a couple very pleasant hours at the Maui Quilt Shop
I also got down to work on my Violet Craft EPP Peacock
. He's certainly going to be a bright fellow! The pattern's been looking at me from the design wall for some time. If I'm going to get down to business on The Night Quilter's Pollinate
quilt, this one needs to be finished first!
That's just a sampling of some of the projects I've been plugging away on when I haven't been working on the blog. I'm going to be back again soon... sharing more details about the projects above and bringing you up to date on some others!
Hope you're still out there, dear reader. I've missed you!