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Hanging tea towels and other things

I’m excited to announce that I’ve posted the very first hanging tea towels in my Etsy shop. There are two colours available, brown or white. I found some really cute fabric for the tops that to me look like a giraffe’s coat.

Also I was contacted today by someone about the possibility of doing a spring craft fair in Cranbrook at the Eagles Hall there. It will be the weekend of May 3rd, 4th, and 5th. I will have more info once things are more finalized.

I’ve had some fun playing on little “Cutie-pie” my Singer Featherweight. I made two individual bowl cozies in black and tan and Cutie just plowed through the thickest parts like it was nothing. Very happy with this machine!

Update: 

I’ve changed out the featured photo for a new style. I’m not sure what all is out there but I came up with this design myself. The gathers are from a pull inside rather than gathering stitches. They just hang on an angle as in the photo. I am also going to make some with the hanging loop in the center for anybody that might prefer that way instead. I’ve got a few more to make yet, just picked up a few more towels. These are fun projects to do!

I am confirmed for the Eagles Hall craft fair in Cranbrook BC. Dates are Friday May 3rd, Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th 2019. Times are Friday – 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday – 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday 11 am to 2 pm.

Just away at the moment to visit family and see our newest grandson in Alberta! Back on Monday night.

 

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Cutie-pie

That’s what I’m naming the latest addition to my “herd” of vintage sewing machines lol.

I finally found a Singer Featherweight 221K that I can afford. It’s cute as a button, hence its name “Cutie-pie”. The featherweights I knew to be highly collectible, but that’s not entirely why I wanted it. My mom’s machine has been out of commission for some time, requiring a new foot pedal and motor. I had converted it to a knee controlled machine but I don’t much care for that style because of leg movement issues and not much space for the bar etc. Little Cutie will do all the things that mom’s 99K will do and doesn’t take up half the space.

The pic is from just after we got it home.
I’m so excited to use it!

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February already!

Holy cow! January is gone already! I’ve added a couple new things to the shop, photos are pending (update – photos are up)… I usually like to pre-wash the items before I post them. That way customers can see what items really look like after washing.

I usually take a break from sewing after Christmas to get caught up on other things or do some fun stuff such hunting for old Singer sewing machines to add to my “herd” and also hit the after holiday fabric sales. Gotta love those!! I’m just about ready to get back at it, and as always, I’m looking for some new projects to try.

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New Year, new stuff

I’m hoping to have some new items for the shop sometime soon. I was asked about hanging tea/hand towels, and also casserole carriers at the craft fair I did in December, so I thought I might make some of them when my little hiatus from sewing is over.

I’m may be making a couple changes in the shop in the baby section. I would like to offer a free item ($25 value) when someone purchases a regular size baby quilt. Update: Not sure if I can offer this, as I have not yet found a way to make it work with Etsy.