Archive for September, 2018

Fluff Friday #6

Got out the Halloween decoration this week!

Whatcha up to?

Keeping an eye on the Turkey situation.

Even when she naps, she’s ready to go!

Me: Look, I put the cat in a box! Take our picture!
Fluff: I hate you.

Big yawn!

This was just days after her first haircut. She was still very upset about it.

So comfy.

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Recent Projects

I turned an XLT button up shirt into a dress. I mentioned it in this comic.

I designed some fabric for my husband’s cousins featuring their cute little pup, and made laptop sleeves with it!

A trio of travel bags for my friend’s mum:

And a couple of bags for my friend! I found this sweet fabric at a cute little store in Littleton, NH and picked up a fat quarter bundle with every color :D

I got a custom order request at the farmer’s market last weekend for, essentially, a much larger version of my zipper pouch pattern with a handle. So, a wristlet! I made a prototype immediately, and I’m trying to decide if I want to re-introduce wristlets back into the shop.

I hilariously forgot to order more bag labels before I ran out, so I’m kind of at a shop stand still right now. Oops! I have about ten which I’m saving in case I get any special order requests before the new ones come in. The good news is that I’m completely wiping out my “Outstanding Projects” list! Completely. Everything is getting done. And I’m working on developing a few new items for the shop :)

Fluff Friday #5

Clearly, the most comfortable way to lounge.

Is there a more perfect place to nap?

Fluff had an emergency bath last week! Complete with a modified shower cap to protect her ears.

Got her this little security sweatshirt. She loves it. She definitely doesn’t pretend that her legs don’t work when she wears it.

Just watching Star Trek as a family.

Checking out the first printing of Fluff fabric!

I tried to clean my sewing machine and broke it.

My primary sewing machine is a Brother DZ3000. My parents got it for me for Christmas 5 years ago and it’s been amazing to work with even though I don’t usually use any of the fancy functions. But a couple of years ago, it started making a squeak noise. And today I decided I should open it up and check it out. While in the middle of a project. Because, why not?!

The inside looks like this:

It was a real piece of work to put back together when I was done, but I got all the screws back in, set it right side up, turned it on, pressed the foot and… Error message. Also, the needle seems to have shifted.

I BROKE it!

The good news is that I have another one. Well, I have a couple of other ones but I need one that works properly / I know how to use. Enter: the Brother LB6800:

My father-in-law sent this to me right after I moved in with my husband (Thanks again, Norman!) and it’s even fancier than the fancy one I was using for basic sewing! And now I get to learn how to use it. And NOT open it up. Ever. For any reason. No matter what.

Plus, there is a quilt shop a few towns over that offers sewing machine cleaning at the end of each month, so DZ3000 will be going on a field trip!

Fluff Friday #4

She’s got her own towel to sit on for closet hiding.
“I am upset.”

Stretching or sleeping? Sleeping.

She carries her tinfoil ball around with her!

So happy to have the door open :D

Why did you put all my toys back in the box?

Throw back to our very first walk! Back when SOMEKITTY would pretend that her legs didn’t work while wearing the harness.

PAS: Thin Your Carrots

The reverse of my carrot seed packet had very clear instructions:

1) Plant them directly into the ground, not in little planters. They don’t transplant well.
2) Do not plant them in rocky soil.
3) Thin the plants out when they start to sprout.
4) Thin the plants again a couple of weeks later.

So naturally, I started them in little plastic starter pots. Most of my seed packs are several years old and I didn’t want to give garden space to something that might not sprout.

My garden is in a raised bed, but the dirt under it is hella rocky. I turned it a bit but then dumped the garden soil on top. Lots of rocks starting about 4 inches down.

I did not thin the plants. At all. Some of my starter pots only sprouted a couple of carrots but one went crazy with sprouts! Which resulted in a SERIOUS carrot clump.

If I plant carrots again, I’m going to thin them.


Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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