Well, guess summer is officially over.
We hit the water park for one final hurrah last Thursday (it was also Bela's birthday).
We started back to school this week which meant busy days.
My eldest is working two mornings a week at the local coffee shop bagging coffee so he's doing school in the afternoon on those days. Plus add in jiu-jitsu (the boys are both taking it now and they LOVE it) and soccer and we have some busy days! Ballet starts in a couple weeks too!
Luckily it's all pretty close so I'm not driving too far!
But it does cut into sewing time for sure.
I've been trying to sew in the evenings this week which worked out good. And we are turning our cable off tomorrow so there won't be that distraction either. I know....I kinda can't believe it but we rarely watch tv nowadays so I think we'll be fine. Plus we are keeping Netflix.
I think I'll only miss soccer games :-)
I managed to piece together a few quilt tops this week last night.
I don't think I even showed the feathers I had made on here - Anna Maria's pattern is so awesome! And those feathers are really big!
I used lots of different oranges and then sewed them all together along with some orange feather fabric from her new line, Field Study.
I also pieced my arrows into a quilt top - this one was hard since I has to sew it bigger and then cut the quilt at an angle since I wanted the arrows to be on the diagonal. So there are lots of bias edges on the quilt which could make quilting it (or basting it really) kinda tricky!
(sorry for the blur - these are night iPhone pics)
But I already have the back sewn up so it's all ready for quilting.
I tried shrinking the feather and sewed up a clutch using this pattern.
Here's the other side....I'm making some for the shop soon.
Along with these little cuties - love the leather edges!
I sewed up an oldie this past weekend....this one has been tucked away for a while!
And again, sorry for all the instagram pics - apparently I can't be bothered to take pictures during the day or with my camera.
I am on Instagram a lot though - it's kinda like mini-blog posts all day long :-)
My name is oneshabbychickhawaii if you want to follow along.
And I do have a few good sales to share with you:
Pink Castle Fabrics has a 20% off coupon good until Monday - LABOR20!
MichellePatterns is having a sale on all her patterns! Use coupon laborday for 20% off any purchase!
Whipstitch still has their 30% of sale with coupon code LIQUID - they are closing on Monday!
I'll be back with a sappy post soon since it's our 17th anniversary on Sunday! Dang we are old :-)