Sunday, May 24, 2009


So... ultra-cool apron for change, and dollars, and pens, and etc. (in an adorable fabric given to me by Raven!) and then an interesting attempt at stenciling on a t-shirt with bleach. It didn't turn out too bad! But next time, it will be better.

Check out the bleach stencil tutorial here!

It's OPEN!!!

My Etsy Store is open for business!!

Snaggletooth Stitchworks

I'm super excited and super scared!
Not as scared as I am about Raven and my FIRST CRAFT SHOW!
This Saturday!!

We're going to be AWEsome.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Something new...

So I picked up a pattern a few weeks ago... It looked pretty cool, and I gave it a try last night/this morning. Man, it was hard. I mean, not hard... but it required a level of accuracy that I don't always bring to patterns. I'm kind of a "oops, let's see how we can make that work now" kind of person. This bag was no different. Firstly, cutting out those handles! Ick! Ick ick ick! Then the side panel didn't match up with the outside, and the bag at the end result is actually about 2-3" shorter than it should be because of "adjustments." :) But it is pretty darn cute. And with my "adjustments" I think it might be doable -- I think I may do away with the full-length handle detail though. Just for my sanity.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Totally hot!

I've been waiting to sew this bag for EVER! I knew there'd be enough to line the pattern up nicely, and it is SUCH a cute bag. I just don't even know how I'll bear to part with it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm Dotty!

Thank goodness this one went together more easily than the last one. The fabric was lighter, and I did use a denim needle... so we'll say I tipped the odds in my favor. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


You know how sometimes you start sewing... and you're all, "hmm... this isn't quite working out right. This is kind of difficult... but I can do this. I can do this thing." And then you're sewing, and the fabric layers get *really* thick, and you're struggling and you break a needle, but it's cool, but then you break another one, and it's not as cool, and then you break the third, and you start cursing (aloud) and then you finally get that last stitch in....

....and then you see that on one of the seams you missed 1/2" and now you can't sell it.

....and you're kind of excited, because you haven't had a bag yet that you can call your own...

.... but you kind of wish you didn't hate it so much.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Back in the saddle...

I feel like I haven't really gotten a chance to sit down and get stuff done for a while! So This morning I hammered out a few kiddie aprons... Cars, Pirates, and Rocket Ships! I keep running out of ribbon in the middle of things. I think I need to track down a wholesale supplier if this is what I decide to do. I can't keep running to JoAnn and Michaels all the time to pick up another 3 yards.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A little Amy Butler...

I acquired some small scraps of Amy Butler fabric the other day... not really big enough to make a project, but definitely cute. So I was thinking back on all that I've read about craft fairs since Raven and I got the good news about our debut, and they mention having something fairly low-priced and accessible. I'd read a tutorial at Whip-Up for these travel-size tissue covers that are super cute! I'd been wanting to give it a try for a while, so here goes!

How cute, right? Right! I did have to make some adjustment (apparently travel-sized tissues in Australia are a different size package than here in the US) and I'm using bias tape instead of ribbon. But this is my first time using Wunder-Under, and I love it!