Archive | August, 2018

On Connie’s Play Desk

19 Aug

This past week has been a little strange.   Things have been really quiet – my kids are back in school, and there were no camps or classes.  I have been cleaning and organizing the studio getting ready for this coming week.  I am really excited for fall and our new class schedule!

We have lots and lots of new fabrics!  Mostly cotton and fleece and they are so yummy!  I can’t wait to see what our students make with them!  This was the first time I had ordered fabric on-line and it turned out to be a very nice experience.

There are a couple of new samples up in the studio.  Both of these samples are from Simplicity Pattern #1455.  This pattern is a very good one for beginners – the shirt can really be a 2nd or 3rd project with the skirt following it.  I loved playing with this fabric!!  As for me, besides working in the studio on Let’s Go Crafting, I kind of bounced around between projects:

I worked on this rainbow blanket for one of my daughters.  I am now more than half way done and am feeling energized to finish.img_4152

These are sleeves for a sweater for one of my other daughters.  They need to be 25 inches in length as she wants them long with a thumb hole.  The body of the sweater is mostly done and awaiting the sleeves so I can finish it.  This sweater will also have a hood attached.img_4151-1

There was also some cross stitching done on a Christmas stocking for one of my sons.img_3579

And a birthday cake was made!  My oldest celebrated her 23rd birthday on Friday so I made her favorite cake!  All-in-all a very nice week.

On Connie’s Play Desk

12 Aug

I thought it would be fun to share a little bit of what I have been working on this past week.  Besides teaching camp – which is so much fun and so very rewarding Iimg_4103

Prepared more patterns for fall classes which are starting the week of August 20th,img_4064-1

Started a new embroidery project,img_4105

Worked on some hand piecing for a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt that I am making, andimg_4101

Did some ripping.  I had wanted to do some embroidery around the seams of this quilt, but I had wanted to save time and tried using my embroidery machine.  While it looks ok, it was not the look I was going for so now I need to rip, rip, rip!  That little bit you see that is ripped??  That took a little over an hour to do.  UGH!!  Lots more ripping to go, but I think after the ripping is done and I decide on a pattern to do by hand, I will be much happier with the end result.  OK, back to my studio!

Sewing Camp

11 Aug

Well, I can’t believe that summer camps are done.  I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching summer camp and our campers have been fabulous!  This past week we had sewing camp and there were so many good things that were made:


Hairbands and scrunchies!

Lots of bags and a hanging organizer!

Letters, a mobile and a pompom!

Lots and lots of stuffies!

We had a fantastic time!  Now it’s on to our fall schedule which starts the week of August 20th.  I can’t wait to see what creative goodness is made in our classes!

Fall Class Schedule

10 Aug

We are excited to release our fall schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.  We will begin the week of August 20th!  Please let us know if you are interested in signing up.Slide1

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