Catching up on the Sew Down

What have I been up to all summer?  That’s the thought I have been having all morning as I realize summer is almost over.  I had such high ambitions to get through my stash this summer and while I made progress there is still quite a bit of fabric in there.

As I need to clear my shelves to welcome in my own designs – I’m thinking of looking at what I have and make things that I can sell in an etsy store instead of things for us and family members.  That way – I get a little start up money for my own fabrics AND clear out my stash in probably a more efficient way.

While I’m strategizing about that option – let me share some of the great things I’ve made this summer. Continue reading

Little Cubbie boxes

I bought this great vintage looking key/letter wall storage at Hobby Lobby early into my sewing room makeover thinking it would be perfect for Sewing Machine Parts/Notions etc.  I was using it as is for awhile but didn’t like how it looked and thought it could use a little labeling.  Thinking I need to start using some of my fabric I decided to wing it and make some fabric boxes to go in each square. Continue reading

Sew Down – Will you join me?

I’ve started designing my own fabric and would like to sew more with my own designs than others to show how they can work on garments, accessories and home items.  However, over the last couple of years I’ve been really excited about making new things and have bought a lot of fabric.  A lot of fabric!  As I recently lost my day job – i’m taking advantage of this short break to sew down my stash – maybe make a few saleable items along the way and perfect some of my own patterns.  I have a big job ahead of me and I was thinking it would be fun  and motivating to see others join in and post their creations.  Therefore I’m inviting anyone who has a fabric stash to sew along with me. Continue reading