Friday, October 23, 2020

31 Days of Digital Art

You may have stumbled upon a thing called Inktober, or Drawtober, on social media this month. New art, like fall, is in the air. I love it. I've been following tutorials by BeeJayDel on YouTube and have been getting amazing results. 

He is presenting a new video every day in October. 

So many fun characters!
I'm learning how to use both Procreate and my Apple Pencil. 

Practice is how you get better. I'm getting better every drawing. And I'm loving the Halloween theme! Expect more of these before the month is out. Hopefully, long after that. 

Buy your own (affiliate links):

Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray
Apple Pencil
Fintie Case with Pencil Holder for iPad Mini 5

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wardrobe Wednesday

Welcome to another Wardrobe Wednesday! Another wearable sewing project brought to you by Aunt Betty. 
My goal on Saturday was to make this pile of cut knit fabric into a finished garment. 
It seems I am limited when it comes to green thread. I often mix and match with the looper thread, considering the leading needle (left-most needle) as the most important when it comes to colors. 
Sadly, by the end of the day on Saturday this is how far I managed to get. Any time I have to switch my serger from overlock to coverstitch I slow down. It isn't a difficult task but I do have to get out the quick reference guide so I know all the steps. 
Sunday morning I finally got to that point so I could hem the back of the sweater. Then a switch back to overlock to finish the sweater. 
This sweater has a generous, lined hood. 
This was a fun sew, even with the cover stitching on the back bottom hem. 

Check out other Ellie & Mac patterns on their website. 

Tools and Supplies (affiliate links):

Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Rotary Cutter replacement blades
Creative Grids 4.5" x 12.5" Rectangle Quilting Ruler
Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
BLACK+DECKER Classic Steam Iron

Monday, October 19, 2020

Odds and Ends

I saw a fund video on YouTube from Bigger Bolder Baking and wanted to give it a try. These are hand-held apple pies made from mostly scratch (purchased pie dough). They are Devine when warmed in the microwave, broken into thirds, and served with a scoop of ice cream. 
Aunt Betty made another delivery. 
I will never manage to sew with all this fabric.
This time there was some yarn, too. I have so many ideas for this yarn. I'll be busy all winter. 
I worked on my Tunisian crochet shawl after dinner on Saturday while watching television. Even though this seems a slow project, I really like how it is turning out. 
Here is a pretty picture I took on my afternoon walk. This is within walking distance of my house. 

Don't forget, winter is coming and handmade items make great gifts. Check out my Etsy shop and see if you can find other creatives to help you shop for that difficult to shop for loved one. 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Etsy Shop Update

I did a big shop update a couple weeks ago and plenty of great things are still available. Socks and knitting project backs for that hand-knitter in your circle. 
This one is one of my favorites. 
These are lightweight, soft bags that close with a zipper. Wrist strap for easy carrying. 
There are also some great quilted bags. 
These have a little more substance and so great.  
I have three or four of these that are always drifting around with a new project inside. 
They aren't really bigger on the inside but I can dream.

Check out socks in my Etsy shop: Socks

Check out knit/crochet project bags: Project bags