SAL and Slow Stitch Sunday

It’s time for an update on my son’s Christmas Stocking.  This is where I was last time:

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2/16/20 SAL Update-closeup

And this is where I am now:

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3/29/20 – SAL close up Update

I’m kind of shocked that I got so much done.  I’ve been really busy since we’ve been sheltering in place.  I’ve got four kids home again (so nice!), which means tons of cooking, baking, games, puzzles and walks and talks.  I’m loving being with everyone although sometimes we get on each other’s nerves!

I also started a YouTube channel of fun sewing/crafting activities for kids or kids and their parents to do to help with being home so long.  If you are interested, you can find my youtube channel here.  It’s also on my business website, Let’s Go Crafting in the blog section.

I’m sure others participating in this SAL have gotten so much more done.  If you’d like to join our group of stitchers, please contact Avis at the link below. Take a look at all the progress the wonderful stitchers in our group have done.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborah, Mary MargaretRenee, CarmelaJocelynSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLinda

I’m also linking up with Slow Stitch Sunday.

Feeling the Holidays

Yesterday I was at JoAnns getting some fabrics, yarn and other things for students in my classes when I saw this:

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Ornament Kit

Immediately I thought … Earrings!!!  This morning I decided to put this thought into action.

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All the buttons and rings lined up.

First I lined up all the supplies.  And then added them to head pins.  Well…it made the earring too long.  I took out all the rings and they are perfect!

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Being worn!

I love these earrings and will be wearing them ALL day!

SAL Update – not!

Once again, I have not been able to work on my SAL project!  Life right now has been super busy and I have only been working on things for my business.  I hope to get back on track soon.

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2/24/19 Update

I know that the others in our SAL group have been working on some pretty amazing stitcheries.  Please go take a look and if you’d like to join our group please click on “Avis” below, she has all the details.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHelenLinda,HeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganCatherineDeborahConnieClare, Mary MargaretReneeJenny,CarmelaJocelynSharon

Bookmarks

Everyone in our family loves to read!  Quite a few of my students like reading as well.  I decided to come up with an easy-to-make bookmark.img_4368

These are what I came up with.  I cut two fabrics and one piece of fleece 7.5″ x 4″, added some ribbon to two of them and sewed the up.  Easy, peasy!  The one on the right has already flown to Santa Barbara – the other two are in the studio as samples.  I might make up a whole bunch of these as stocking stuffers this Christmas!

In my studio yesterday

Yesterday was spent in the studio working on samples for my students.  One of my students wants to make a tiered, ruffled skirt – she is 9 years old so it had to be somewhat simple. img_4465

I chose these fabrics and decided to make a miniature skirt for a doll that could easily, with a bit of math, be made for any size.img_4466

Here it is.  I realized just now looking at the photo that it appears a bit lopsided.  It isn’t.  I hope the student likes it.  She can decide to make the ruffles and tiers as ruffly as she would like.  We can even add more if she wants.  We’ll see what she comes up with!

Class Samples

It seems that lately I am mostly making samples for my summer camps and classes!IMG_3940

I know this guy is sort of wacky looking!!  I am totally in love with him.  He is my own design and I am hoping the kids in this week’s camp will want to try to make him!!

These were made from a pattern and are super simple to make.  They include three different crochet stitches (DC, HDC, and SC).  One camper from last week already made a pair for herself in a cream colored yarn and they were so cute!!