Sunday, April 26, 2015

not my usual

Needing smaller, quicker projects, I have made a few objects:

 love this! more to make in my future!
a zippered file/tablet case (my own creation)
I like how the Denyse Schmidt coin fabric blended with the Charley Harper fabric, and both
work well with my Moda Cross-weave in terra cotta. The bag itself is not quite what I want 
to carry my work tablet and files, but I will tweak it and make another. 

Now, this is amazing and fun.Making many more of these!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

So we moved...

So we moved, 94.5 and an hour and a half away. From a new-ish house with ample storage to a smaller, older, house without. This is a rental, very dog-friendly, in a GREAT neighborhood. We can walk to the local park which has an off-leash area for dogs. The neighbors are amazing, I already feel as if we have made life-long friends! The drawback? Trying to cram my sewing/quilting studio equipment into a 10' by 11' room.

I went from this:

to this:

to this:
The tiny room was designed to be a bedroom. I grew up in a room just like this. It was perfect as a child. But for a quilting space it has been challenging. I had a mini-melt-down earlier in the week, which considering the situation was really good. I do have space for a design wall. But books, notions and backing fabrics haven't yet made it in here. Probably won't.

We are renting, since we do not know the area, and fully intend to look for an appropriate place to buy once our other house sells, so I know this is temporary. In the interest of maintaining my sanity, I have made it work and yesterday whipped up this pillow:
It is for a fund-raiser at work. Just half-square triangles, but it feels good to be making again.