Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Friday Sale and Happy Monday..errrr I mean Wednesday

Well, I wrote this post on Monday but never published it... all the better now that I have more to say :)

As I mentioned last Monday I was hoping to get some slow sewing in over the weekend and happily I did. I caught a cold in my travels and was pretty low last week so I took Saturday off and sat with my Aurifil 28 weight thread (it works great for embroidery) and some linen and stitched up these cute little pieces that I am going to cut out and make into book marks.

  I love this little book it has so many cute projects in it... not just the embroidery designs but patterns for little bags, apron, headband, coasters, ornaments... all kinds of cute stuff. You can find the book for sale here: Zakka Embroidery

I have always thought my embroidery skills were about as bad as my handwriting so I am hoping this little project and my Slow Sewing Sundays will improve my skills somewhat. Also I am discovering some fun new products to help transfer the patterns to fabric like Iron on Transfer Pencils and Printable Dissolving Stabilizer I am going to use this stuff to death.

Now on to the important stuff :)

We are having a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale.

20 to 70% off on all in stock yardage, including 50% on notions patterns, and books. No coupon code is necessary the prices will already be marked down so what you see is what you pay. The sale will go live at Midnight Eastern US time on Thursday night 11/24 until Midnight Eastern US time Monday night 11/28.

Please be patient about shipping we cut and ship in the order in which we receive your orders but it can take as much as an extra 5 business days to ship during a large sale like this. If you do not see a shipping notice within a week please contact us. Also, things tend to sell out without notice so please make sure that you check the email address you use at checkout so that we can contact you if we run out of something.

Have the best Thanksgiving ever!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Happy Monday! And a free pattern...

I know it has been a long time since I made a Happy Monday post. As most of you know I have been a little sick for the last year and a half but I am so much better now (if a little tired from my travels). It has made me not as chipper as I formerly was.... but that all is changing and I am starting to feel like my old self (uh oh watch out) :)

I made this sewing machine cover for my roommate Jaime, at Sewtopia.

I have been promising this pattern on my Instagram for a few weeks so here it is... <-- click there.

This is just a paper piecing pattern so pretty self explanatory. You will need two printouts for each Spinner block. The block is 8 inches square. I think what makes it look three dimensional is the colors, I put the warmer spectrum on the top and the cooler spectrum on the bottom (it is upside down in the picture above).

To make the block you will need 3" strips of each of your 8 colors (if you are not a precision paper piecer like me). It is easiest to sew them from the outside (wide side) of each ray in toward the center, because when the seams start to get thicker it is easier to get over them from the other side rather than starting at the thick part.

So as I mentioned I was at Sewtopia... having too much fun because the only thing I accomplished (or completed start to finish) was this little Zippy Pouch House:

I adore it... You can find it in Sew Illustrated


This book is so awesome I want to make everything in it... I got it just before I left for Sewtopia... along with Zakka Embroidery I will try to get a few of the embroidery projects done in my slow sewing time on Sunday and show them to you for next Happy Monday.

Hugs!
Julie

ps. The links to the books on Amazon are affiliate links, meaning I get a few pennies if you buy them through the links. Just full disclosure.

Friday, November 11, 2016

A fun sale...

Hey Everyone,

I have been go since a week before Market but I promise to settle down next week and you will see much more of me. I am at Sewtopia in Austin right now so I thought I would share a little sale while I am away.

You can use the coupon code CATSAWAY to take 20% off everything in the shop including new items and clearance (yes even the $3 a yard fabric) until Sunday at Midnight. Only one caveat please, please, order Pre-Orders separately. It is super hard for us to keep track of pre-orders when they are included with sale items and we wouldn't want your order to get messed up. 
Please remember that our system will let two people check out at the same time with the same item so sometimes things might be sold out even if you have checked out with them. We just did inventory so hopefully it will be minimal but it could happen. Please leave us a valid email to contact you just in case we need to. Also because I will be in Texas until Monday night shipping will be a little slower because even though the worker bees will be working I won't be there to lovingly urge them on 😜