It’s officially the day after Thanksgiving here in the U.S.!
The leftovers are in the fridge and the countdown to gift giving for many people has begun.
Black Friday? Nah, I don’t do that. I advocate a Handmade Holiday season!
Want to shop handmade? Etsy is a great place to start. There are loads of talented crafters, makers and artisans selling their wares.
You can even find a few goodies made by yours truly. I’ve got quilted items I made myself, magazines my patterns have been featured in and I’m regularly adding scrap bags of fabric from my own stash that are perfect for paper piecing (for a limited time, of course…even Tribbles stop breeding eventually!).
Here are a couple of the goodies currently in my Etsy shop:
Sweet Skating Sue is just $19.99 and comes ready to hang.
OR you can make her yourself for free.
Never paper pieced? This $3 tutorial includes complete instructions and the pattern to make Sweet Skating Sue yourself!
Fairy Tale Femmes + In A Castle, $99.95
This sweet quilt is 30″ x 37″ and come ready to display or snuggle. Includes a sleeve for hanging.
OR You can buy the Fairy Tale Femmes and In A Castle patterns and make your own!
Tutorials and More (this page is undergoing an update, so it’s a little crazy over there!
For more fandomy goodness, including even more Harry Potter, be sure to visit Fandom In Stitches. You’ll find designs by myself that are not here on Sewhooked and lots of awesomesauce stuff from many other talents designers.
Many of my Sewhooked patterns and a few of my tutorials are now available on Craftsy for easy access! One of my goals for 2014 is to get ALL of my patterns and tutorials, both free and for sale added to Craftsy so you will always have an easy way to find them!
Want to learn something new and WOW your friends and family with your awesome craft-ability? All Craftsy classes are on sale for $19.99 or less. Woo-hoo! Remember, the super cool thing about Craftsy classes is that once you buy a class (and remember, some of them are FREE), it’s yours forever. Watch any time, day or night, as many times as you like. Cool, huh?!
Do you sell your handmade goodies? Share a link to your shop in comments and I’ll put together and epic post next week to share with all my readers!
Paper Piecing Vintage: Sign-ups start December 3!
Make this one for yourself or as a gift and have it done by the end of 2014!
Coming January to Fandom In Stitches!
That’s it for me for today! I have a full day of spending time with my family and enjoying the heck out of having my daughter home from college to look forward to. 😀
In an effort to 1) clean out my overflowing sample bins and 2) help my kiddo pay for her college expenses, I’m doing something I rarely do.
I’m selling stuff I made.
Patterns? Sure, I sell those all the time, and nothing gives me more pleasure than being able to share those with you.
There’s something just a little different about selling projects that I worked on with my hot little hands. Everything I work on evokes memories and feels like a little piece of me.
My kiddo is worth it and I have far more samples than I will ever, ever need. Most of these things are one of a kind and the grand majority of them were for The Book That Wasn’t. It feels good to share them with you and move on to new things!
These are the first few goodies I’ve got up for offer:
Dollar included…because why not?! I came up with this idea after the Tooth Fairy was constantly misplacing the pillow each of my kiddos used to put their lost teeth in.
I seriously love this bag…click through to see the inside and back. Inspired by fairies…and fabric!
A combination of Monster Madness and Classic Films…love this piece. As a kid, I loved watching black and white monster movies on Saturday morninings.
If Mrs. Weasley was going to have a table runner…
She really is sweet…I loved quilting her, too!
Finished projects not for you? The block patterns used in these projects are available here.
Reminder: ALL Sewhooked printed patterns are 1/2 price on ETSY (no coupon needed) and will be gone after September 30.
Have you made any of my patterns? I’d love to see them! Share a link or better yet, add them to the Sewhooked flickr group!
Back to work for me! Have a fabulous rest of your day!
Stuff on Etsy:
- ALL Sewhooked printed patterns are 1/2 price on ETSY (no coupon needed) and will be gone after September 30.
- Saturday Morning Monster Movie
- Tooth Fairy Door Hanger
- Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks
- Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Summer 2013
After several years of selling my patterns through a variety of sources, I’ve made the decision to phase out hard copy (printed) patterns.
The simple truth is that they just don’t sell very well. Most of my customers are internet-based and when you guys are ready for a pattern you want it right now and PDF patterns are the best way to do that.
I still have some hard copy stock left and I’ve decided instead of letting them collect dust, I’m going to take the month of September to clear them out!
ALL Sewhooked printed patterns are 1/2 price on ETSY, no coupon needed, and will be gone after September 30.
As of October 1, all Sewhooked my patterns will be available exclusively as PDFs! Want PDFs now? The best place to shop Sewhooked is on Craftsy!
Welcome to Sewhooked and thanks for stopping by for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! I’m thrilled to get to share my newest Quiltmaker offering… Lemons Into Lemonade!
Be sure and stick around to the end…I have TWO fantastic giveaways!
Lemons into Lemonade was inspired by one of my favorite warm weather drinks. Mmm…lemonade!
You can make it too… block #623 on page 33 of Vol. 7!
I design most of my quilt patterns in EQ7, but I still tend to start with a doodle!
EQ7 rendering of Lemons into Lemonade.
You’ll also find this fun table runner, Make Lemonade, on page 10!
Here’s a fun close up…hand embroidered and free motion quilted. 🙂
Now…let’s GIVE STUFF AWAY!!
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that as part of this very special day, I’m giving away a FREE Craftsy class!
One lucky winner will win Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing with Carol Doak!
In addition to giving away an awesome free Craftsy class, one lucky commenter will win a FREE copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7. All you have to do is tell me what your favorite warm weather drink is in comments and you’re entered to win!
Winners to be announced Tuesday, May 7!
Love fun blog events? Here are some more:
Doctor Who? Stitching? Free patterns? What’s not to love?! Only on Fandom In Stitches!
Howdy, friends, it’s Tuesday…betcha thought I forgot, huh? Not a chance!
Thanks to everyone that came out to Honey Bee on Sunday! This is me with the lovely and super-supportive Sue! She has taken two of my classes and is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met!
I’ve had many, many, MANY requests to split up my pattern collections for individual sale.
No single pattern has been more requested than Wee Lil’ Penguin. You can now find him for sale as a stand-alone pattern on Craftsy for just $2! Wee Lil’ Penguin is part of Holly Jolly, one of my Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends series.
You can see all my Sunbonnet Sue inspired patterns here.
Last, but definitely not least, use coupon code BUYHANDMADE now through December 18 in my Etsy shop for 20% off your total purchase!