Mark had a fabulous idea - a sale in Honor of Our Lady.
From The Immaculate Conception through The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe everything in my shop that's ready to ship will be on sale!
|"Immaculate Conception c. 1628" by Peter Paul Rubens|
We have had so much fun at the local craft bazaars, but they are a bit exhausting, that's for sure!
I have a few of the new things I made to load into my etsy shop for Christmas buying....
A couple chalk mats left.
And I super love this sock/shawl size knitting bag with matching notions pouch. The print reminds me of PBS Mystery!
A need to take photos of the fabulous waxed canvas tote bags.
Then it will be onto sewing more stuff for fun! Although my machine will need to go into the shop for a good cleaning and tuneup soon, so I'll have to pick back up my knitting for a little bit.
My mom and I are having a great time spending Saturdays at local parish bazaars.
This week I brought several new things - all of which are new favorites to make.
So much fun to sew with this amazing custom fabric designed by fellow Catholic Moms. Our Lady of Lourdes! Irish Saints! The Memorare and Hail Mary woven into beautiful florals! These are just a few of them.
I super love this little project bag - perfect for a sock or small project. Made with a custom piece of artwork that totally reminds me of PBS mystery.
Finally, I should have made more or these travel chalk placemats. They went fast! Cute sharks - dragons - cats.... on one side, chalkboard fabric on the other. I included a little attached pouch that holds chalk and a micro-fleece erasing cloth.
I have some sewing to do to restock for next week!
But for now...
It's science fair season.
I have a mini experiment I stumbled into and now I'm looking to crowd source my quilty friends for the best rotary cutting glove.
Knock on wood! Many years, tons of quilts and things made, I haven't hurt myself with the rotary blade beyond a couple tiny nicks. I cringe every time I see a friend post about their severed finger tips and ER visits.
Beyond the catastrophic accidents, changing a blade is a little harrowing as well.
I have a whole process that involves paper towels and methods for sliding the stack of new blades apart without slicing my finger tips. You totally have to hold your breath the whole time. It's tense!
So, I did some searching for strong cut resistant gloves that also left me enough dexterity to change a blade. I was excited to find some that looked great and also have anti-slip grip. The gloves just arrived, and they sent the wrong size. Booo.
Then I decided to use one of them to conduct a little experiment.