Tag Archives: Textiles and Nonwovens

An Official Work Play Day!

31 Mar

Today’s the day! The first full day I will be working in my studio! I call it a work play day since as much as it is me working – it’s too much fun to just leave it as work 😉

For those of you who were checking out my studio yesterday in my last post: Welcome to the Studio Life – you may have noticed that my birthday cabinet wasn’t anywhere in sight! Some of you had asked where it was and what I was using it for now so I snapped a few photos 😉

Since the cabinet is a little heavy, fits so perfectly in my apartment, and I have so much other crafting things I can use it for – I left it in my apartment! I decided I would use it for the loads of yarn I have stashed around the house (in a million different places).

Unfortunately not all my yarn fits – half because I don’t have the right buckets to put in the cabinet (which I’ll probably go out and buy lol) half because there’s a HUGE tub still hanging out in my storage! I separated on my yarns by brand and put my projects I’m workin on in the extra space on the side. Except the blue bin obviously has a project in there as well as the top pink one and the bucket on top of the cabinet. I will be working on these at home while I can’t be at the studio so I will ALWAYS be working lol.

Another view of all those lovely bins of yarn ❤ Obviously the bottom one is my favorite yarn. So super soft and LOVE all the bright colors.

And now back to my work day! If you’ve been to my blog before you might have seen these gorgeous curtains for a little girls room. I am now putting lining in them to make the room a little darker so that gorgeous little girl can sleep a little better 😉

I bought yards and yards of black out material that I am so excited to work with!

 

Well I have a lot of “work” to get done so I’ll see you all later 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

Welcome to the Studio Life <3

30 Mar

I promised pictures of the new studio – so here it is! A bedroom turned studio just for my work! ❤ I am so excited to have my own space to  get work done 🙂

I’m not exactly sure how much the square footage it is but it’s more than enough for what I need! I absolutely LOVE the big bright windows so I made sure to put my sewing machine right next to all that natural light! I’ve got everything set up and ready to work this weekend and plenty of material to make so much inventory I won’t need to go shopping for months 😛

Under and beside the bed is all my inventory and shipping needs. I’m going to use the bed as my packing table so it’s always set and ready for orders!

And here it is! My favorite part of having my own studio – not having to set up and break down an ironing board!! It seems pathetic but BOY am I so happy to not have to do this again 🙂

What do you think of my new space? Have you recently gotten your own work space? Tell me all about it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Nap time = The battle goes on!

5 Aug

Alrighty! So while the girls were napping today I decided to be brave and sew. I normally don’t do this because the sewing machine is right next to BOTH bedroom doors. But I just couldn’t help myself!! Since I didn’t get started on the second surprise item yesterday I was feeling a little ancy and got everything measured/cut out/and pinned! I also made another new burp cloth. I’ve had this material for a while – I just never got around to doing it :/ whoops!!

I think it turned out super cute! I am putting it on etsy as we speak! www.etsy.com/people/DaydreamingGifts 

I also started working on cross-stitching bibs for a family member but the bibs kept popping out of my hoop kept popping off and I got frustrated. So I decided to put it down and work on other stuff before I threw it 😉

I’ll try again tonight .. lets hope it works this time!!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: WIP Wednesday

6 Jul

Work In Progress Wednesday!!

Although these aren’t exactly a work in progress.. they are new! I just finished these today and will be posting them on etsy soon! The picture qualities aren’t the best so I am going to wait until tomorrow to get some good ones for the etsy listings.

One more towards the baby boy style and one little girl style. I have an I love Mommy & Daddy in the same print in Blue and Green I’ll be doing later and two more that I am really excited and then it’s time to go fabric shopping again 😉

I’ve had more fun doing these than I thought I would! Ever since my mom let me play around with her sewing machine in high school I have always been a huge fan of sewing. Although I haven’t actually had a FUN time sewing many things. I would always get frustrated or wished I had done it differently.. These are a different story. Yes, it took me a few times to get it to where I thought it was perfect enough to sell 😉 but it didn’t take long!! I caught on quickly and they are so much fun to make! I love the finished look and it’s taking everything in me not to monogram it 😛

Let me know what you think!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Epic Fail..

9 Jun

Yeap. I did an epic fail today. I killed my sewing machine.. Let me rephrase that. I temporarily tortured my sewing machine to the point of no return until we make it JoAnn‘s and someone more professional finds a way to save me 😀 and tell me what the heck I did wrong!?

Somehow .. my bobbin is tilted and half of the string is pulled up tightly in between the needle hole and fabric. Yeap.. I can’t get it out. Ripping would cause more damage and hacking at it with scissors has gotten me no where. Poor sewing machine. Guess you know what I’ll be doing tomorrow!

Wanna take a look at the damage?

If you can’t tell .. the bobbin is permanently in that slanted position. No way that sucker is moving.

On a slightly better note I did finish the last bib today! And hopefully tomorrow I can steal my mom’s sewing machine long enough to finish this project.


I love doing these bibs. They are easy, fun, and each time I do one I can’t wait to do the next 😀

These may pop up on my etsy so if your interested send me a shout!

Then here comes the AWESOME news!! I am officially off work until the 20th!! That’s right! So you can bet your bottom dollar that this girl is going to be in crafting heaven, and maybe even sewing heaven if I can get this thing fixed 😛 Until then I’ll stick to things I can’t break!!

Love Always,

J

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