Pinnies Parade

Who doesn’t love pinnies?! I have quite an extensive collection! You can really never have too many. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself as I continue to hoard carefully curate my collection. Today I’m showing my Pinnies Parade pattern.

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This little cutie is designed to hang out in front of your machine and tilts a bit for easy usage. Because pinnies are not just for display, we get to use them too!!

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The pattern includes a few optional embroidery designs. You can “Stick It” or “Make It”. Or there’s a flower that you can add a button to.

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Pinnies Parade is part of the Mini May series, so you can complete it in just a couple hours! It’s in the shop; don’t forget FREESHIP17.

xx LC

A Pretty Little Success

Yesterday wrapped up the Pretty Little Workshop series at The Little General. We’ve had great fun and made some beautiful things!
The first was was pouches! The tutorial is here. Patsy, Laurie, Gail & Judy each made a lovely pouch and each one is unique to their personalities!

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Here’s a close up!

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Laurie went into production and made all these on her own! From what I hear from my littles elves, all of them are in mass production mode for the holidays!!

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The next week we made potholders! Tutorial found here. Gail, Laurie & Suzie did a wonderful job!

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And yesterday we wrapped up with wool pincushions. The wool tutorial is coming soon! But here is a version with quilters’ cotton. Everyone did a great job! Doing blanket stitch on the machine is definitely an acquired skill that needs practice, but they’re well on their way. I forgot to take pictures (agh!!), but Gail sent me a pic of her cute little pinnie!

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I had a wonderful time with the Sunday workshops and I think everyone else did too! I’m already looking forward to next year!!
xo LC

A Whole Lotta Swapping Going On

There are lots of swaps that are wrapping up before the holiday rush…so I have been a sewing fool!
For the Modernista Swap on Flickr, my partner was I’m Fellin’ Crafty. Her work is really amazing, so I was a bit intimidated. I made her some potholders as she requested:) This was my first adventure with the insulated batting; it is very cool! I have not actually picked up a pot with it, but it seems legit. I’ll keep you posted on that.
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And I was all set to make her some wonky star placemats (because potholders didn’t seem like enough:) But when I posted my O’ Christmas Tree Table Runner, she seemed to really like it!

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She didn’t ask for seasonal, but I took a chance! I’m so happy that she is happy:) I love making people things and it is even better when you know they love and appreciate it! Her blogpost was very sweet!!
And while we are on the appreciation train, check out my loot!! My dining room table is really small. Actually right now it’s nonexistent; it’s in storage! But that’s beside the point. Krista made me two really awesome mini table mats. The first is Halloween on one side and Christmas on the other. Very clever! The other is a gorgeous star made of red and aqua with my favorite grey text background. And lots of bonus presents:) Thanks Krista!

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I’m also in two pincushion swaps! The first was with the Triad Modern Quilt Guild. I made this little button jar pincushion. My partner, Colleen, loves mug rugs, so I made her pincushion a mug rug. She likes Melody Miller fabric, so I cut into the good stuff.

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And I got this cutie from Roxanne!

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I’m also in The Fab Little Pincushion Swap! This little guy is en route overseas to his new home!

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I got the gorgeous wool from The Little General! Gina has 69 colors; I had trouble deciding!! It was really nice to work with. I hope my partner is happy! She loves nature, so I think she’ll like Mr. Birdie. I can’t wait for my little pinnie to arrive!
Have y’all seen all the granny squares cropping up everywhere?! They’re so pretty and have a great vintage/scrappy/modern feel. So naturally a Flickr group started to swap these babies. And naturally, I had to join:) They FINALLY arrived and I’ve layed out my quilt. I’m in love!
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Lastly, I wanted to let everyone know, I’ve started a Flickr group for things made with May Chappell patterns and tutorials! Tell your friends, family, dogs, anyone that’ll listen:) There might be random prizes involved!
Happy Sewing!!
xo LC