23 May, 2015

Got Batiks?

I've been playing around with the few batik fabrics from my stash.  I felt that my Sew Sassy Thread Catcher Pattern would make up really nicely with these fabrics and I wanted a Thread Catcher option that was a little more simplistic, less cute.  I don't generally work with batiks, but that's not to say that I don't like them.  Some of my quilting friends work exclusively with these fabrics and I drool a little bit when I see how beautifully they combine colors.

Batiks are lovely to work with.  They have a bit more body and a tighter weave than the usual quilting fabrics and they hold a crease like nothing else that I have sewn on.  I love the vibrant colors and subtle patterns.

I used a large covered button for the center of the pincushion.  Perfect!  For those of you who "don't do FLORAL", and you know who you are... this is the thread catcher for you!  My Sew Sassy Thread Catcher Pattern is available for download from my shops on Etsy and Craftsy  Just search "Sew Sassy Thread Catcher".

16 May, 2015

It Doesn't Take Much...

It doesn't take much to make me happy. A mail order package of a long awaited newly released fabric line is usually enough to send me straight to my sewing machine with a big smile on my face!
I just ordered these delicious fabrics by Zoe Pearn called "Summer Song 2".  I usually love everything that she does and these are no exception.  These two thread catchers went together beautifully, I think.  I did them in the same prints but in two different colorways.  I can't decide which one I like the best.  OK... I love them both!  Just listed at my Etsy shop, Curry Bungalow.

03 May, 2015

Hooray and Hallelujah !

I finally have my new SEW SASSY Thread Catcher Pattern completed and posted on Etsy and on Craftsy! It is so very gratifying to see it finally completed and posted online. This is a screenshop of how my Etsy shop looks at this moment in time.  I still need to add the posting for the single Supply Kit on Etsy, but for all intents and purposes, it is finally on it's way!

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You know... I learned a big lesson on this pattern. This one took WAY too long to complete and I have learned that I cannot pause while in the writing process. In the immortal words of Nike, I need to JUST DO IT!

I love the way that this design looks great with soft and subdued fabrics as well as brighter, bolder ones.  What's next?  I have more pattern designs in the works!