Thursday, November 8, 2018

STRESSED! Can't find new pattern....... oh no!

I thought it was about time to get back to the new pincushion pattern I've been working on and off this past year. But here's the thing...... I can't find the envelope that has all the pattern pieces and the directions I wrote out by hand as I worked on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I have 2 sewing rooms at 2 different houses. I'm at work so I've checked this one (no luck ) but now I have to go thru my main (meaning HUGE amount of supplies) room. I checked my computer to see when I last worked on writing the actual pattern directions in MS Publisher. That was back in July so the envelope could have gotten mixed in with so much other stuff. :(

As you can see this one is for an elephant. She's now on her pincushion base waiting for the cover picture along with her sister who's dressed slightly different and on another base.

I'm learning the hard way to keep track of things I'm working on. I did get the new larger version of the crocheted chatelaine done. The pictures have been taken and all the directions were kept with it as I work. Now comes re-writing all the directions in the original pattern and adding pics of the new one. I've also added another crocheted item to hang from the neck piece.

So if I can find the envelope I'll get working on the pattern. If not I'll just move onto the chatelaine.

BTW, I've uploaded the newest versions of most of my patterns at Etsy and Patternmart. I also reopened my store at Craftsy. They changed their rules and I was able to go back there. I only have a few things up now but you can get my free cloth basket pattern there instead of having to go to my tripod web site.

I have more news but don't want it to get lost in this post so I'll post again soon. :)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween Dolls and more at Etsy and Ebay

This is just one of the Halloween decor dolls I have up at ebay. Look for a Vampire Queen, a mummy, pumpkin ladies, and more there.

Here's a cat witch, too. I like to think that she was human but an enemy turned her into a cat. She got her revenge if you take a look at the cage she holds, inside are birds. Could they be those who put a spell on her?

Over at Etsy I have some Halloween items, too. Here's a tiny faery riding on a crow. She has a sister with orange hair who's also up for sale.
 I hope you'll take the time to click the link for my Etsy store. To find my items at Ebay just search for creativestitches in the advanced search. Most of my Halloween items are on sale. Some are as much as $15.00 less! I wish I could go lower on some things but shipping costs have gotten crazy expensive.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Decorated shuttles with bags - almost all are sold!

Just a quick post letting you know there's only 4 shuttle & bag sets and 1 shuttle with no bag left at etsy. I put up 2 decorated shuttles at ebay just to see if they would sell there. Here's the pics:

Both are Aerlit shuttles. I'm finding that most of my mail order customers prefer shuttles without bobbins while my local customers prefer Aeros and then Aerlits. I'm thinking my next batch of shuttles will only be Moonlits and maybe Sunlits.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Here's more decorated shuttles and bags -

Below are pics of some of the decorated shuttles and bags I have up at Etsy and Ebay. I use either Aerlit or Moonlit shuttles. Some don't have matching bags.

This one is at ebay (creativestitches). It doesn't have a matching bag because I didn't have enough of this fabric.

This one is at Etsy. I do buy a lot of fabrics and papers with butterflies. I try not to cover every set with them. 

These moonlit shuttles have paper instead of fabric like I usually use. One has a butterfly and the other a hummingbird. The bottom one is at Etsy. The other has already sold.

This one has the same fabric on both sides. I usually use 2 matching fabrics. Look for it at Ebay.

I love pansies and have had this fabric for a while. Like the bear fabric I used for a set I wrote about in my last post, this one has been on my fabric shelf not being used because I 'was saving it'. Time to stop saving and start using. I'm leaving the "she who dies with the most fabric wins" club. This set was at Etsy but it's already sold.

Gray dots are not something you often see so when I found this fabric, as a fan of dots, I had to buy some. I'm glad I did cause it matched this butterfly print fabric I had bought the month before. This set is at Etsy.

Now I can get back to work on my patterns. It's been SO rainy & dreary. I need to take pics for various patterns I'm updating and new ones I'm working on. A few weeks ago I found the majority of my pattern pics had been ruined so I decided to take advantage of it and take new pics for some of them. Since I take my pics outside I need the weather to cooperate.