A Month of Crafting

After taking the month of April to focus on new products to accompany the rebrand, I’m excited to share some of the new things I’ve been working on!

Yes, the makeup bags/travel bags are still my bread and butter. But I’ve been using new fabrics and watching different YouTube tutorials to learn about different fabrics and patterns to play with.

For example, I’ve worked on making the travel bags out of fat quarters like the one below:

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This art deco inspired bag has become my new favorite! I love the¬†way this turned out. I’m still using the same pattern I shared in an earlier post, but I think using fat quarters instead of a yard of fabric works better for me!

And I’ve also been working on brush rolls:

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I already love the Disney Princess fabric that I found and have since restocked my supply. After making a few bags in this print for an order, I wanted to try to make something new. So I searched Pinterest until I found a YouTube tutorial and came out with this!

And finally, I loved making the bunnies for Easter. I still have a few hopping around my workspace. But I fell in love with all of the incredible stuffed animal patterns on Pinterest and decided to take on a new animal. Following a pattern that I’ll post soon, I made this:

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This is a baby elephant made from a fat quarter fabric! I’m in love with this pattern and will share it soon!

Going forward, rebrand and all, I want to be able to share more of the creative process that goes into making the surcees. I’ll be posting more knitted items and their patterns as well.

Back to it

This year has gotten off to an incredible start! I’ve moved to a new city in the South and have been acclimating to my new environment. I’ve hardly had a free moment to craft, but it’s been on my mind for the past few weeks.

The hardest thing I had to do was leave behind the majority of my crafting things, including my sewing machine, fabric, sewing kit and most of my yarn. I did get to bring one small bag of yarn and all of my needles, which has allowed me to continue working on the baby blanket I started a few weeks ago.

In fact, that’s been the only project I’ve had time to work on in the last three weeks! I’ve been unpacking, settling in, and knitting whenever I have a few minutes.

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I’m happy with how the pattern is turning out. The body of the blanket looks like popcorn (especially with the color) and it stretches, which is perfect for a baby blanket!

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And I meant to take a picture of the infinity scarf I was working on. I finished it one day after I made the post and didn’t take a photo of it before I gave it away. So I’m making another one in the same pattern in red.

Now that I’m settled in, I’m going to get back to crafting. With the cold weather still coming and spring fast approaching, I’ll be publishing posts about patterns and last-minute gifts you can make for your friends. Stay tuned for new patterns, products and other things!