The holidays are coming

I'm amazed November is nearly over! This past week, I decided to wrap up some ornament patterns that were nearly finished. Recently, I purchased some printable Sticky Fabri-Solvy. I printed my stitching guides onto it (the guides will be included in the pattern ebook) and started using it today and love it! I'm so happy a product like this exists! While tracing onto dissolvable stabilizer is easy enough, I can work even quicker this way. Plus, I don't have to pin the small pieces of felt down!


The stabilizer peels away easily from the paper backing and there's a lightly sticky (but repositionable) back to it.


I layered up my felt pieces onto the stabilizer in reverse order. My printed lines showed me where to place the felt pieces and the sticky surface held them in place.


After the mitten is flipped over, you can see all of the felt layers held nicely in place. All I need to do is stitch on the lines with embroidery floss and finish putting it all together.

In other news, a bundle I opted in to join a couple of months back is now live at Ultimate Bundles. I packaged three ornament ebooks together (the Nordic set, the lumberjack set, and the retro set) and gave it a new spiffy cover for the Handmade with Love 2017 bundle.

I was able to download and look at all the materials in the bundle, and I have to say it's such a great deal as you get quite a large amount of patterns, projects, and step-by-step tutorials (over 200!) in a lot of topics like quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, etc. In the past, I've purchased the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, Ultimate Homemaking Ebook Collection, and the Ultimate Photography Bundle. Sometimes they have a free Craftsy class included in the bundles and this time they do again. The bundle only sells for a week though, until Monday, December 4th. These are just a few of the many ebooks and ecourses included.*

On a side note, you can still find my fabric collections, Mouse Camp and Nursery Rhymes, in quilt shops or online.


*Please note that the links for the Handmade with Love Bundle is an affiliate link. I don't actually make any money on my bundle ebook unless someone uses this link. But seriously, bundles are a great way to get lots of goodies in a very affordable way and this one contains great resources for making gifts for friends, family, or yourself.

Oh, and one more important thing... if you are a designer, illustrator, or artist (even a budding one) Sabina at Design Garden is offering her Winter Trends class again and it starts today. I signed up and the material looks fantastic just from looking at week 1!

I'll probably post with an update when my newest ornament pattern set will be available, but if you don't check back here in the near future, happy holidays!