October 22nd, 2014
Long time no see, superbuzzy blog visitors! :)
It's Brynne and I'm here with another pick of the week. To get you in the Halloween mood, here's my pick.
Halloween Parade - Little Monsters in grey is a cute and fun fabric to spookify your house with things like table runners/tablecloths, garlands, and buntings. It would also make an adorable pajama base to sew letters on top of saying "boo" or "spooky"! This cute fabric features spooky Halloween characters like witches, vampires, ghosts, mummies, bats, spiders, pumpkins, skeletons, and Frankenstein with his bride. It also has little stars and candy corn scattered across it.
Talk amongst yourselves in the comments about what you would use this adorable fabric for, or if you like you can talk about your Halloween plans.
September 5th, 2014
Hello friends! This pick of the week is the Clover™ Double Sided Thimble. This thing looks great for needle felting! I don't like my thimble, although it's saved my life many times. It's one sided and it's uncomfortable on the other side to put on facing your palm!
Although mine does the job, this one looks fantastic because of the coin tip so that you don't hurt yourself from poking yourself there (most common spot to poke!), and because I can comfortably wear it on either side. This is probably useful for hand-sewing, basting, and pinning quilts as well as needle felting.
I'm hoping that soon I can get this for myself as well as recommend it! I'll update all of you on if it does live up to it's looks and packaging. (I'm sure it will!)
Discuss in the comments your most common spot to poke!
August 21st, 2014
After some trials and tribulations, I finally finished the 3rd block of the month in our Summer Sampler Series, a circle of diamonds called Mosaic.
As I gaze upon our block wall from behind the register, I am pleased with the way my block turned out, mainly with my background fabric: Color Me Happy's Pindot Grid in Multi Pink.
Other than the excellent fabric, however, I would not say this was one of my better sewing experiences. I sewed the half-square triangles way ahead of time, so I was feeling pretty good about myself. However, when I went to piece the block, I failed to read some key information that appeared in the middle of the instructions. It turns out that cutting measurements and a picture are not always enough! All this resulted in many more triangles being sewn and a lot of passes with the seam ripper. It was a big relief when it was a finished 12 1/2 inch square, and I could set down the seam ripper.
Now that #3 is finished, it's time for #4!! Kelly, Misty and I hope you'll join us as we make our monthly blocks.
| Misty's Block
|| Kelly's Block
August 20th, 2014
Hey superbuzzy blog readers, it's Brynne again!
Amidst back-to-school craziness, I managed to choose my pick this week as Cerulean from the Veronica Voile collection. This is a beautiful, washy, strippy looking fabric. Seafoam green is one of my favorite colors. I think that this would make a very pretty and sophisticated dress, skirt, or button-down top.
So, are you readers amidst the craziness of back-to-school as well? Any projects you happen to be working on? Answer in the comments! You can tell us about your quilts, clothing, or perhaps something completely unrelated to fabric - needle felting, origami??? We love hearing about your projects, and maybe we can grasp a spark of inspiration from all of your creative ideas!
August 12th, 2014
Hey guys, it's Brynne. I said I would be here, and here I am! Oh gosh, school starts next week?!? Yay! Here's my pick of the week: good for quilters and mathematicians alike.
My pick of the week is the Peel n Stick Ruler Tape. This is great because it's a ruler... on a tape roll! Say you need to measure fabric, you don't have a ruler, and are too lazy to measure it on your cutting mat. You can just stick this on anything and measure the fabric lined up above it! Isn't that so cool?! Or you could use it decoratively, like washi tape, to embellish your projects.
Alrighty, that's the end of this pick! What creative use do you have for this useful tape? Respond in the comments!