Friday, March 30, 2012

Craftsy deal just for you!

I'm still here! It's been a few weeks since I've blogged... but I'm back.  This past month has been crazy.... I have been working on a secret project that I can't reveal to you just yet.  I'm so excited to spill the beans in the next few weeks I can hardly contain myself!  This new secret has been taking most of time every single day so I didn't post a new tutorial this week either.  Instead, I have an update video for you including:

1) the final paint colors I chose for the new sewing studio- Thank you for all your input!
2) exclusive deal from Craftsy.com just for Crafty Gemini fans- 50% or more off all their online crafting courses
3) farm update

Watch the video for complete details right HERE:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sewing Studio & Farm- March 2012 update

I have a few things brewing that I can't reveal to you just yet.... but look out for more info in the coming weeks. Very exciting stuff!

This week I didn't have time to make and edit a new tutorial because I've just been swamped with things to do!  My husband works at a local college so he was off all last week for spring break and I took advantage of that and setup our spring garden.  Every morning our whole little family hit the dirt with shovels and compost! We had such a great time and I am thankful for my husband taking pictures and video of our adventures! I'm always the one taking video & pics so it's great for me to be in a few for a change!


We also built some tomato and cucumber trellises from bamboo we have on the property.
 I'm ready to paint my studio now too and I'd like to hear what you guys think of my color options.  Watch the full update video to see the colors I plan to use. Very exciting... and a bit tired. Off to do some more work.  Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much I did mine!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sewing Machine Dust Cover








With my new studio coming together nicely I decided to get a little ahead of myself and started making some decor items for my studio. I thought you might like to make one as well so I turned it into a video tutorial- How to make a sewing machine cover.

It's a quick and easy project that uses fabric, Pellon fusible fleece (or batting... or felt...) and some thread. That's it!  I'll show you how to make the side block panels which are a lot easier than you may think!

You can embellish your cover any way you want... applique, free motion quilting... or carve out a whole at the top for the handle... or even include a pocket to carry your foot pedal in. The possibilities are really endless and I hope you'll give it a try. 

If you do make one remember to upload your pictures to my Facebook page. I just love seeing all your creations!

 
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