Well, after LOTS of online research, I bought a new sewing machine! I went to Edwards Sewing Center on N. Clinton here in Fort Wayne; it was actually the first time I’d been in the store and I loved the atmosphere. There were several ladies sewing their quilts and talking about their projects (plus they had snacks, which is all I need to be convinced to come back).
I feel proud to have supported a local business and now I can bring my machine in for free classes or to just sit around and craft with everyone else. If you love crafting and haven’t been to Edwards, make sure you stop in!
Here is my machine (I wasn’t crazy about the pink at first, but it’s growing on me):
Inspired by my new buy, here are a few DIY sewing projects:
1. Makeup Bag from Momtastic. (I’ve made this one before.)
2. Tissue cases from VeryPurplePerson using scrap pieces of fabric.
3. Very chic pleated pillowcase from Presserfoot.
4. Laptop sleeve from Design Sponge.
I can’t believe it’s November already. Every November 1st is the start of the Christmas season at DeBrand and I am beginning to get into the holiday spirit…but I have to enjoy the rest of fall first. I’m excited for my upcoming birthday celebrations (the big 2-5) and getting together with family for Thanksgiving. November is absolutely my favorite month!!
To celebrate November, I searched the month in Etsy and found some lovely things:
A: Fall themed hair pins from PlumePretty
B: Golden wheat art print from RetroMenagerie
C: Autumn colored yarn from CandySkein
D: Gold citrine earrings from JenniferCassady
Also – I found some nice desktop wallpapers for the month of November at SmashingMagazine.com. Enjoy!
Yes, I’ve updated the look of my blog again. Although I LOVED the look of my old blog style, this setting is more user friendly and I’m very excited to have a side bar again…notice the new photos to the right. I hope you all like it, let me know your thoughts and if you like/dislike the change!
Also – I have to share this adorable pin from hugaporcupine on Etsy:
Bear Origami Pin
I am loving this sweater weather! But, I am not loving the rain. Fall is my favorite season, but it always goes by too fast. One thing I love about Fall is the motivation I get to be crafty.
I was at Wal-Mart this weekend with my family and could not stop looking at the yarn and thinking of all of the wonderful things I could make. But, then I think of the quilt sitting in my bedside drawer waiting to be completed. Or, the slipcover that is staring at me every time I pass our chair in the living room, begging to be worked on. I’m very good at starting projects, but unmotivated to finish them. Starting projects is just so much more fun!!
Nonetheless, here are a few things I would like to start:
A Crocodile Patterned Scarf:
Tile Coasters (possible Christmas gifts, maybe?):
Custom Wax Seal:
And because I’m a crazy cat lady, I will leave you with this (I hope you enjoy it as much as I did).
The weekend is so close I can’t stand it! As I sit here waiting for Parks & Rec to come on I came across a few inspiring business cards. I would love to create new business cards for myself with a letterpress design. I found this site, The Mandate Press, that has some awesome letterpress designs on it and a few more just browsing the web:
And I also found this awesome paper art:
Happy almost Friday!