Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mermaid Tail Blankets

I've been able to squeeze a little more sewing in lately, and here's what I've been up to:


Fleece Mermaid Tail Blankets!  They are so much fun to make.  I've been shopping sales since fleece can be pricey.  My favorite is when JoAnn's has extra-wide fleece on 50% off, you get a lot more bang for your buck that way.  Better yet if you have an additional coupon to top it all off.

The dark green mermaid tail blanket pictured above is an adult size, and the others are smaller.  I've been experimenting with patterned fleece too, which I think is a fun twist.

I've been crocheting a bit too, but will probably switch over to making jewelry again soon.  Need to stock up on necklaces to sell at our booth.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring! & updates

It's finally starting to feel like spring!  Love it.  I've had a little more time lately to enjoy the weather and think about crafting (my schedule will pick up big time again soon so I'm loving it while it lasts!).  Last weekend I caught a 50% off sale at JoAnns on fleece so I stocked up for blankets and other sewing projects for our booth. 

I'm trying to brainstorm ideas for new booth items that are fresh for spring and summer.  I have a few ideas to try but am still on the lookout for a few more things to make.

Speaking of our booth, we've been at it for almost a year!  It's gone by pretty fast.  I'm still on the wait list for a 2nd booth, which I plan to do completely different things with, but I'm guessing won't come to the top of the list for quite some time yet.  Still thinking ahead though since I'd need to make a lot of product to fill up a new booth.

I've got another Stitch Fix scheduled to come in June & will be posting about that then.  I'm also working on making an ebook of refashioned t-shirt tutorials.  I'll keep you posted when I'm finished.

Also, still working on my other blog Sunset Scribbles where I share travel stories, pictures, and tips about different destinations as well as articles etc. about places that look fun :)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Stitch Fix #4 - April 2016

My 4th Stitch Fix arrived!!  If you haven't tried it yet and want to give it a go, please use my referral link


Opening it up, and first thing I noticed was this cute bag on the left... what was inside??


SHOES!  Stitch Fix just started including shoes as a possible item in fixes. 

Franco Sarto - Grip Thong Sandal

These are pretty cute, and look comfortable.  The side strap is a metallic color rather than black, which I thought was a neat detail.  Although they are cute, I already have something similar in my closet so these will be returned.


Here is a look at the clothing...


Papermoon - Caliti Crochet Detail Knit Top


From the front it looks like a simple striped shirt, which I liked, and the fabric was different than I usually wear, which I also liked.  But, I figured this would be something I returned when I first grabbed it... and then.... I saw the back!


I LOVE the crochet detail on the back.  It's a unique, unexpected surprise which is what I keep my eye out for and always request things with different details when I write my fix request info.  This is totally me, LOVE IT, keeping it for sure!


Skies are Blue - Quigley Tie Waist Blouse


I am always in need of cute tops that can be dressed up or down.  I thought it was pretty when I first took it out of the box, but then really liked how it fit and decided this one was a keeper too!  I thought it would be cute to wear to work (business casual) possibly paired with the navy blue sweater I got in my 2nd stitch fix 


Loveappella - Jesse Maxi Dress


It was a windy day out!  But you get the idea :)  I had requested a specific maxi dress I'd seen others get in their boxes but my stylist said that she couldn't find that exact dress, so she picked something similar.  Though this is cute, I didn't really love it and didn't think I'd wear it enough so I am returning it.


Level 99 - Andy Cargo Skirt


I had also requested a pair of olive skinny jeans for this fix which they didn't have this time so I am wondering if that was the inspiration for this skirt?  It fit really well and seemed high quality, but it just isn't "me" so it will be returned as well.


Can't wait to schedule another fix in the future!

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2nd Stitch Fix
3rd Stitch Fix

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stitch Fix #3 - March 2016

My 3rd Stitch Fix came in the mail the other day!  I get so excited to see what they send that I cheat and take a peak at the checkout slip on-line to see what is coming in the mail before my box arrives!  It's still a surprise to open the box though :)

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Lots of blues, my favorite!


41Hawthorn - Lisbon Stud Detail Blouse

Super cute printed fabric.  I usually wear more fitted tops, but thought this one was pretty.  It fit well, and is different than anything else I already have. I was sooooo close to keeping it, but ultimately sent it back.

There was also stud detailing on the sleeves.



Gilli - Sebastian Maxi dress

I LOVED this dress.  It fit perfectly, felt great, and is something I'd absolutely wear.  I reallllly wanted to keep it, and debated long and hard.... but sadly returned it.  Just too pricey for me [$78].  If only everything else in the box worked out and I could have gotten the 25% off, oh well.



 Romolo - Macalla Tiered Bib Necklace


I think this is really pretty, but when I tried it on, there was just a little too much bling for my style.  I thought about keeping it, because it is a gorgeous statement necklace, but just didn't think that I'd wear it enough.


 Kut From The Kloth - Jonathan Skinny Corduroy


LOVED these!  I'm a sucker from corduroy, and teal, so add them together and bam.  Had to keep them :)  Also now have a great reason to force myself to clear out a pair of green corduroy pants that I may or may not wear from back in high school....


Papermoon - Magguie Lasercut Detail Blouse


Also really liked this.  A little looser fit than I usually go for, but thought the detailing was unique and fun.  It was mis-cut a little and I was looking to exchange it, however in the end I decided to return it.


I absolutely love getting my stitch fix packages.  It's like opening a present whenever it comes in the mail!  I've already scheduled my next box to come in 3 weeks!

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Booth items

I've still been working on items for our booth in my spare time.  Here are some of the earrings I've made:


School has been very busy, so my crafting time has been very minimal.  Daydreaming of next year when I won't be studying for tests on weekends anymore!

My 3rd Stitch Fix is coming soon, I'm so excited :)  If you haven't tried it out yet, here's my referral link.  It's fun seeing what they pick out for your style!  Here's what I got in my last box