Apoloiges for getting this post up late, but I was actually focused all day long yesterday, Bernina foot pedal to the metal, and didn't even think until bedtime about writing this post...
But before I share my squirrels, Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts sent me this video. She said she thought of me when she saw it; gee I wonder why? On more than one level...
So glad the squirrel didn't!
You may recall that I made a couple of makeup bags, one for each daughter as per request. Well, the one I made Dayna turned out to be not quite as per request; she'd wanted a smaller one, like the Pyramid Pouch I designed for Moda Bakeshop.
After finishing the #100days100block2018 QAL, one block, well let's be honest, quite a few, resonated with me for potential projects. Last week, I rifled through my Island Batik scraps, found some pink and black (this black is not a scrap yet; it's a yard they provided in Box 2 and it is FAN-tastic. I turned block 24 into a smaller makeup pouch for Dayna.
|A peek inside where I used another piece of lush Island Batik fabric.|
I have a tutorial planned for making your own; stay tuned. I'll be linking it up with Yvonne and Cheryl's Tips and Tutorials Festival too, so think about linking one of your own posts for the November festival.
I had another DrEAMi! (they come in waves sometimes don't they) this past month, and it's a result of attending Windsor's Etsy Show with Brianne. I had thought about going in it myself this year, but they were here for their visit, so I thought no, but maybe she and I will go? And so we did. She wasn't that bothered she admitted later, thinking it's mostly old lady craft crap...was she pleasantly surprised, and has now been combing Etsy shops and discovering all that Etsy is and realizing all that Etsy is not! She wanted me to make scrunchies, and found a tutorial, which I have slightly modified. Here are a bunch of scrunchies (a couple more aren't shown) sent out to both daughters for testing and quality control ha. Again, they're all but one from Island Batik scraps. The navy and black marble one in the top left is a scrap of Benartex's Wonderlust, the Marbella fabric I am SO IN LOVE WITH by Paula Nadelstern.
Well, now I need to do what I did all day yesterday, 'go dark' and stay offline and off Instagram and focus on my Island Batik October challenge project which involves a 40" quilt that is entirely paper-pieced. Nearly done. It's going to be super incredible if I do say so myself, the fabrics I'm using, oh wow.
Here are a couple of terrific DREAMis from September:
I just love this Ric Rac quilt made by Nancy of Grace and Peace Quilting:
And this one, made by Andrée at Quilting & Learning - What a Combo:
Flow. It makes me think of the Nazca airstrip markings in Peru.
Thanks so much for linking up your squirrels, aka eye-catching projects! What did you chase during the month of October? Link up below: