Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sewing Adventures

I've been sewing like a mad woman... so mad, in fact, that I sewed over my finger - OUCH!  One second I was pushing fabric through and then BAM!  My finger is under the machine and the needle is through my nail.  Ugh...

I will spare you any gory details, but I got it checked out and it is healing fine.  I just have to be more careful now.  My sweetie bought me some metal finger tip protectors and I started wearing those when I sew.  Now I'll only break needles, not skin.  Psh, and I used to think breaking a needle was bad...
I have been having a good time sewing though.  It's nice to be on summer break.  Here are some of the things I have been making.

First up, lots of fleece pouches!  This is a custom order I made for someone.  He wanted five in solid colours.
These are two lovely fleece pouches made from a delightful fleece called "lambskin fleece".  The customer wanted purple and she mentioned liking lambskin so it seemed like a perfect fit.  Unfortunately, then she got allergic to her hedgehog and gave her away.  So I put them into my Etsy shop.

If they weren't purple, I would have kept them for Poggles.  However, his theme colours are manly green and brown  :D

A sweet gal asked me to make her a carrying pouch for a boy hedgehog so this blue fleece pouch came about. 
Except then I went to the fabric store and I found a super cute hedgehog print flannel.  It was so cute I had to buy it.  Precious Moments fleece was on sale so I got that too.  When I showed her pictures of this pouch, she had to have it and got this one instead.  

I made two and I sold that one quickly too.
I ran out of the Precious Moments fleece so I used some brown polar fleece that I had.  It went so well with the red and white dots fabric handles!  I sold two of these too.
Then I had a most delightful surprise.  Someone contacted me about making a duplicate of Poggle's tree dome cover.  I've been wanting to clone it for a while now, so this was perfect.
I couldn't find the brown corduroy that I had used for Poggle's dome, but this dark brown polar fleece seemed like a perfect substitute.  It came out really nice.  I was so pleased.
Then I made a carrying pouch using some of my Robert Kaufman designer flannel.  That stuff is expensive!  It's so soft and wonderful though.  I love it.

I'm honestly thinking of keeping this one for Poggles.  If no one buys it, I might make it his new carrying pouch.  
Some cars, boats, and planes flannel came in the mail so I used it to make this sleeping pouch,

and I sewed some dinosaur flannel pieces together to make this carrying pouch.  Who doesn't love dinosaurs, right?

So that about sums up most of what I have been doing lately in the sewing department.  I'm glad that I have the time to sew right now.
If you would like to buy any of the above items, you'll find some of them in my Etsy shop.  Hurry if you have a favourite because they seem to be selling quickly.

Have a great day!


PatchworkPottery said...

Holy Moly! You have been way busier than me! Sorry again about your finger... I hope it is much better now!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Thanks, Laurraine! It is much better. It just feels funny when I touch the nail. Kind of like a dull twang.

I love that I have some time to sew and do some drawings for you. Summer vacation is the best :)