Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mermaid Tail Blankets

I've been able to squeeze a little more sewing in lately, and here's what I've been up to:

Fleece Mermaid Tail Blankets!  They are so much fun to make.  I've been shopping sales since fleece can be pricey.  My favorite is when JoAnn's has extra-wide fleece on 50% off, you get a lot more bang for your buck that way.  Better yet if you have an additional coupon to top it all off.

The dark green mermaid tail blanket pictured above is an adult size, and the others are smaller.  I've been experimenting with patterned fleece too, which I think is a fun twist.

I've been crocheting a bit too, but will probably switch over to making jewelry again soon.  Need to stock up on necklaces to sell at our booth.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring! & updates

It's finally starting to feel like spring!  Love it.  I've had a little more time lately to enjoy the weather and think about crafting (my schedule will pick up big time again soon so I'm loving it while it lasts!).  Last weekend I caught a 50% off sale at JoAnns on fleece so I stocked up for blankets and other sewing projects for our booth. 

I'm trying to brainstorm ideas for new booth items that are fresh for spring and summer.  I have a few ideas to try but am still on the lookout for a few more things to make.

Speaking of our booth, we've been at it for almost a year!  It's gone by pretty fast.  I'm still on the wait list for a 2nd booth, which I plan to do completely different things with, but I'm guessing won't come to the top of the list for quite some time yet.  Still thinking ahead though since I'd need to make a lot of product to fill up a new booth.

I've got another Stitch Fix scheduled to come in June & will be posting about that then.  I'm also working on making an ebook of refashioned t-shirt tutorials.  I'll keep you posted when I'm finished.

Also, still working on my other blog Sunset Scribbles where I share travel stories, pictures, and tips about different destinations as well as articles etc. about places that look fun :)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Stitch Fix #4 - April 2016

My 4th Stitch Fix arrived!!  If you haven't tried it yet and want to give it a go, please use my referral link

Opening it up, and first thing I noticed was this cute bag on the left... what was inside??

SHOES!  Stitch Fix just started including shoes as a possible item in fixes. 

Franco Sarto - Grip Thong Sandal

These are pretty cute, and look comfortable.  The side strap is a metallic color rather than black, which I thought was a neat detail.  Although they are cute, I already have something similar in my closet so these will be returned.

Here is a look at the clothing...

Papermoon - Caliti Crochet Detail Knit Top

From the front it looks like a simple striped shirt, which I liked, and the fabric was different than I usually wear, which I also liked.  But, I figured this would be something I returned when I first grabbed it... and then.... I saw the back!

I LOVE the crochet detail on the back.  It's a unique, unexpected surprise which is what I keep my eye out for and always request things with different details when I write my fix request info.  This is totally me, LOVE IT, keeping it for sure!

Skies are Blue - Quigley Tie Waist Blouse

I am always in need of cute tops that can be dressed up or down.  I thought it was pretty when I first took it out of the box, but then really liked how it fit and decided this one was a keeper too!  I thought it would be cute to wear to work (business casual) possibly paired with the navy blue sweater I got in my 2nd stitch fix 

Loveappella - Jesse Maxi Dress

It was a windy day out!  But you get the idea :)  I had requested a specific maxi dress I'd seen others get in their boxes but my stylist said that she couldn't find that exact dress, so she picked something similar.  Though this is cute, I didn't really love it and didn't think I'd wear it enough so I am returning it.

Level 99 - Andy Cargo Skirt

I had also requested a pair of olive skinny jeans for this fix which they didn't have this time so I am wondering if that was the inspiration for this skirt?  It fit really well and seemed high quality, but it just isn't "me" so it will be returned as well.

Can't wait to schedule another fix in the future!

Remember to use my referral code if you decide to give it a try yourself :)

2nd Stitch Fix
3rd Stitch Fix