Mastermind with Factotum of Arts

 

Welcome to the last week of Sew Ready to Play! Sad, but true… BUT, WAIT! We have a new guest today. An online friend that I will get to meet very soon in real life! Michelle from Factotum of Arts is here today for her first game on Sew Ready to Play! I originally met her through our do.Good Stitches group and now through the Quilt Design a Day group on FB! She’s full of great inspiration! And is currently releasing quilting patterns developed from her QDAD drawings! If you don’t know her, you’ve got to check out her Blog!

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Can you guess her game?  Click on over to her blog to see how she made a quilted wall art version of Mastermind! One of our favorite games!!!

Thanks for playing, Michelle!

 

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Sept 9th- Liz and LiZ  from Simple Simon and Co

Sept 14th- Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Sept 16th- Narelle from Threadistry

Sept 19th- Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

Sept 21st- Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Sept 23rd- Al from Shaffer Sisters

Sept 26th- Michelle from Factotum of Arts

Sept 28th- Ashley and Emily from Frances Suzanne

Sept 30th- The Recap!

Sew Ready to Play Season 6!

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It’s that time of year again! School is starting, but we’re not done playing! Are you? Are you ready to play? Are you ready for a month of sewing projects inspired by games??? I am! Every year, I get so excited to see what my awesome guests have lined up for another season of Sew Ready to Play!!

If you’re new and never played along, Sew Ready to Play is a series of sewing projects inspired by your favorite games!! It can be anything from kids clothes to adult clothes, stuffies to a handmade version of the game. I have a tendency to make handmade versions of the game, like pick up sticks and memory. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this year! It’s always so fun to see what games people play and what those games inspire. Be sure to check out all the tutorials from the past years here.

Here’s the list of amazing creators that are playing along this year!  Be sure to join us often!!!

Sept 9th- Liz and LiZ  from Simple Simon and Co

Sept 14th- Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Sept 16th- Narelle from Cook, Clean, Craft

Sept 19th- Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

Sept 21st- Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Sept 23rd- Al from Shaffer Sisters

Sept 26th- Michelle from Factotum of Arts

Sept 28th- Ashley and Emily from Frances Suzanne

Sept 30th- The Recap!

Wild Kratts! Live in Seattle!

I’m interrupting my usual scheduled crafty and quilty posts for some local family fun!

The Wild Kratts are coming!

Live and In Person in Seattle! Yea!

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The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage. Wild Kratts LIVE! will be at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center for two shows on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1pm & 5pm. Tickets go on-sale June 17, 2016 at 10am and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and KeyArena Box Office.

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Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story.  Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

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I’ll never forget going on vacation with the kiddo to a zoo in Palm Springs and there was this wild cat there. My husband and I didn’t know what it was and was looking for the right sign, etc. Then the 5 year old kiddo walked up and said oh, that’s a ….. ‘ (I forget the actual name!) we finally found the sign and he was right. We were shocked! ‘ Then he told us, ‘I learned all about them on Wild Kratts!’ How cool!

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We’re super excited about it! And can’t wait to go! Woulds you like to come with us?

Tickets go on sale to the general public TODAY! Friday June 17 @ 10AM!

The show is at

McCaw Hall at Seattle Center

Sunday, September 25, 2016 • 1pm & 5PM (1PM is basically sold out so all links will be for the 5PM show going forward)

 

Would you like to go with us? I have 2 free tickets for one lucky winner! Just comment below and let me know your favorite WILD animal!

 

Everything I Made in 2015

I know I should have posted this coming series of posts back in January….

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But I didn’t. I didn’t get around to getting everything together! Until now! So technically, it’s actually everything I blogged about in 2015. But some thing were made in 2014 and not blogged about until 2015. And there are some things I made in 2015 that I still haven’t blogged about it. SO I feel like it all evens out in the end!

I do love putting a little snippet of everything I made in a years time in one place. I was pretty busy!

I did a lot of sewing. A bit of quilting! Loved crafting with the kiddo, trying out Pinterest ideas! (I need to resurrect that crafting time!) And a few printables to round everything out!

Ghost Pillow Quilt Block

I have a new pattern out there! And until Halloween, it’s free!

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Does the pillow look familiar? It should! I just posted about it with the awesome pillow cube giveaway the other day! But today it’s about the pillow cover and the ghost block!

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Last year, I made the Bat pillows with the Bat Pattern that you can purchase here. This year I felt that we needed another one! But not another bat…. And despite the fact that tonight my husband couldn’t get comfortable on the couch because of all the pillows…Oops…. Oh, well, I did it anyway! I made a ghost to go with the bats!

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Earlier this year, I saw this glow in the dark star fabric and I knew I needed it. Need is key here, right? Then came the idea of the ghost. And of course, it needs to in glow in the dark fabric too! A solid glow in the dark would have been best, but I couldn’t find it.

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The pattern is a pretty quick sew! The head is a bunch of little pieces and can be a little bit slower, but once you get that done, you’re home free! Easy!

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The block is 6.6×8.5. I then added a bit more stars and the banding. The pattern does not include paper piecing instructions, but you can find the directions here. This could be an easy intro for the newbie to paper piecing!

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The pattern can be found in my craftsy shop and it’s free to you! But only until Halloween! So be sure to swing by and check out the shop and download your ghost pattern!

 

 

 

 

Sew Ready to Play Season 5!

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Are you ready to play? Are you ready for a month of sewing projects inspired by games??? I am! I’m so excited to see what my awesome guests have lined up for this years season of Sew Ready to Play!! This is the fifth season! I can’t believe how much fun every year has been and that this is my fifth anniversary of games!

If you’re new and never played along, Sew Ready to Play is a series of sewing projects inspired by your favorite games!! It can be anything from kids clothes to adult clothes, stuffies to a handmade version of the game. I have a tendency to make handmade versions of the game, like pick up sticks and memory. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this year! It’s always so fun to see what games people play and what those games inspire. Be sure to check out all the tutorials from the past years here.

Here’s the list of amazing creators that are playing along this year!  Be sure to join us often!!!

Sept 7th- Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

Sept 9th- Jennifer from Busy Being Jennifer

Sept 11th- Ari from Max California

Sept 16th- Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Sept 18th- Karly from Paisley Roots

Sept 21st- Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Sept 23rd- Narelle from Cook, Clean, Craft

Sept 25th- Al from Shaffer Sisters

Sept 28th- Rachel from Let’s Begin Sewing

Sept 30th- Marci from Marci Girl Designs

A Wallet Tutorial Guest Post

Hello, Hello! Today I’m over at Busy Being Jennifer with a tutorial for a quick vinyl wallet! Be sure to check it out and all the other tutorials in her 101 Handmade Days series!

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See ya there!

 

Giveaway Day with West Seattle Fabrics!

It’s that time again!! It’s Giveaway Day AGAIN over on Sew Mama Sew. And yep! We’re partying with The West Seattle Fabric Company once again!

Today we have another hand picked collection from West Seattle Fabric’s Beach Bum shop!

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Recently, West Seattle Fabrics has undergone quite a change! They closed the adorable little shop, which made myself and other locals quite sad. BUT!!! They moved to a beach location for classes and long arm quilting and machine repairs. AND!!! They still have their awesome fabric selections, just online and available during pop up shop hours. They are having Pop Up Shop hours this weekend at the new location and I am so excited to check out the new space. It looks like a great spot!

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I had no idea narwhals were real! I’ve been intrigued with them since I learned about them. Which I have to admit was only about 10 years ago! Then I found out that they are actually real. They just don’t seem real to me for some reason! So when I saw them in the shop, I knew I’d love to have them in the bundle!

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 This giveaway is a fat quarter bundle of six different fabrics!

And if you just can’t wait to see if you have won, head on over to the West Seattle Fabric Company shop and snatch up yours today!

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Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1. Visit the West Seattle Fabric Company’s website and let us know which is your favorite fabric! Leave one comment. (one entry)

2. Like the West Seattle Fabric Company on Facebook. Leave one comment. (one entry)

3. My blog followers get an extra entry. Leave one comment. (one entry)

4. Follow I’m Feelin’ Crafty on Instagram. Leave one comment. (one entry)

5. Share the giveaway on your blog, FB page, or tweet about. Leave one comment. (one entry)

That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. Open to both US and International readers. The giveaway will close on May 10th at 11 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

Be sure to check out the Sew Mama Sew blog for more giveaways!

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And a Special Thank you to West Seattle Fabric Company!

A Storybook Baby Shower

Please help me welcome Ashley from Ashley Quite Frankly, who is sharing a super cute baby shower theme with us!

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Every mom-to-be deserves to be princess for a day while pregnant, making a classic storybook-themed baby shower the perfect prologue to celebrate the upcoming adventure. Invite guests to bring their favorite childhood book to start a library and set the tone for a sweet storybook soiree. Here are some ideas to help with planning:

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Centerpiece

Invitations provide wonderful inspiration for themes and color schemes, but they’re even better when they can double as decor. Put your leftovers to use by creating a building block puzzle that serves as both centerpiece and keepsake.

What you’ll need:

Blank wooden blocks

Mod Podge glue

Paint or foam brush

Paper cutter

Ruler

Pencil

Spare invitations and/or storybook pages

How to make it:

Step 1: Using the ruler, measure the blocks and lightly mark a grid on the invitation with pencil to indicate where to cut.

Step 2: Cut the paper into squares using the paper cutter — you could probably use scissors if you’re good at cutting straight lines (I am not.)

Step 3: Heavier card stock is the best paper to use to avoid air bubbles; these storybook-themed invitations from Tiny Prints have a slight texture that was thankfully forgiving. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge glue to the block and allow it to dry until it feels tacky. Coat the back of the paper in a thin layer before carefully applying it to the front of the block and pressing down firmly. Use a credit card or roller to smooth out bubbles.

Step 4: The back of these invitations had a beautiful pattern that was perfect for the tops and sides of the blocks. Search thrift stores or printable illustrations online for other ideas.

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The finished product was easier than expected, affordable and adorable!

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Book Plate Guest Book

Skip the traditional guest book in favor of personalizing the books each guest brought as a gift. These printable book plates coordinate with the invitations and allow attendees to leave their name and a note for baby-to-be.

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Consider serving themed food like Pinkalicious punch, Peter Rabbit’s Garden Salad, and Three Little Pigs in a blanket for continuity. Little details like silverware roll-ups wrapped in a book page and raffia help bring your party story to life.

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Decor

A chalkboard easel or frame with a sentimental quote on it creates a fun focal point, and your handy-dandy paper cutter along with the remaining pages of any books used for crafting can be turned into a colorful handmade garland. Just cut the pages into triangles and affix them to string — it’s as easy as that! And don’t worry, bibliophiles, only two dollar store books were harmed in the making of this party.

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Send everyone home with chocolate chip cookies (a la “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”) as a sweet thank you for building baby’s library and creating a fairy-tale day that mom will never forget.

A storybook-themed shower is not only a fun event to plan, but also a lovely beginning to the newest chapter of a friend’s life. Take a look at a book in a whole new way and enjoy the party!

 

Ashley McCann is the award winning blogger behind Ashley Quite Frankly. As a Floridian mother of two young boys, Ashley spends most of her time tending to the various little people and animals in her life (which includes a hedgehog named Oswald). In her free time, she writes for Tiny Prints about parenting and crafty party planning. She recommends Tiny Prints to all her friends and family when it comes to baby shower invitations (here).

Super Big Sewing Giveaway!

Hi! It’s giveaway time again! Once again, I’ve teamed up with several other great sewing bloggers to bring you another sewing themed giveaway! We’ve got a great prize package again this month, and you don’t want to miss out. Tons of great goodies!! Check it out!

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You could win:

$25 shop credit to Peek A Boo Patterns

$30 to Sis Boom Patterns

$50 to Imagine Gnats Fabric and Patterns

$50 to Whimsical Fabric

$50 to The Fabric Fairy

WOW right? This great giveaway is brought to you by:

Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

Jann @ Newton Custom Interiors

Irene @ Serger Pepper

Seamingly Smitten

Shantel @ See Me Sew

Stephanie @ The Tip Toe Fairy

Sara @ Made by Sara

Ajaire @ Call Ajaire

An @ Straight Grain

And me, I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Ok, time to enter!!!

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