This week it has been cold and rainy, which is normal for our area but it also makes us feel like every day is a lay on the couch under a quilt kind of day! I have a couple of tutorials to share and admit I am late to read a popular book in this week’s Found This Week.
Don’t miss out on Crafty’s Shop to Unlock Sale! Buy one class during the flash sale and you can unlock a second set of classes that are on sale. Once you purchase, you’ll get an email that gives you access to the second set of classes. This expires tomorrow, November 9, so check it out now. I’m in the middle of rewatching Elizabeth Hartman’s Dot to Dot class – I have a baby quilt to finish and I’m trying to decide how to quilt my latest finished quilt top, it has a white background which is also in the center of the blocks so I have some space to fill.
I am super excited to get the Cotton + Steel double gauze fabrics (my favorites are the stripes so that’s where I’m sending you!), my plan is to make a quilt (of course!). But I love making scarves. Since I don’t sew clothes it’s the one thing I do make that I can wear around. I’ve made voile scarves for my daughter and I, and I have some knit fabric cut and ready to sew for scarves for us as well. Here’s a double gauze scarf tutorial over on Imagine Gnats if you already have some fabric to sew.
The Fault in Our Stars – I admit it, I haven’t read it yet. But I am trying to not buy new books since I am already thinking of our move next year, and I’ve been meaning to read this (amazing, best selling, made into a movie, super awesome) book, and so I am this weekend.
I never have overly decorated for Halloween, or for Thanksgiving, so living in Europe I admit I kind of like it that Christmas decorations are already out. Today we noticed the side streets have the hanging light decorations! Also today I cleaned out a huge scrap fabric bucket I had – the pieces that were strips or large enough to cut into strips I am giving to the parent group at school because they are making fabric wreathes to sell during the Holiday Market next month. I filled an entire large luggage with scraps! I’m glad to be able to pass these along because I haven’t touched the scrap bucket in over a year – not once since we got here! So it’s time. I haven’t seen the type of wreathes they are going to make, but check out this scrappy fabric garland over at Cluck Cluck Sew – I love this! Super easy! Since I sew all the time I will have more scraps soon, and I have no problem cutting up fabric to make this versus waiting for scraps.
We are planning a cookie decorating party for December, and I have to repair a stuffed animal today. What’s up with you?