How to Make a Tie – Easy Tutorial

How to Make a Tie – Easy Tutorial

 

Click the link above to learn how to make a handmade tie 🙂

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Wow it’s been awhile!

Hello all! I’ve been neglecting my blog terribly but I’m going to try and get back on track. Hopefully this time I stay there.

I’ve just been so busy! Trying to start a business from nothing is seriously hard work! I’ve been growing slowly but surely, trying to work out all the kinks. And believe me there are a lot of kinks.

But I’m going to try my hardest to at least update my blog once a week (hopefully twice!) with all the goings on and with my journey of turning my passion into a business. At least that’s the plan, please don’t hate me if I stray once or twice 😉

I’ve learned a lot in my short time though, and although sometimes I get discouraged and think to myself “is this really going to be worth it?” I know it will take time. This is my passion, this is my dream, and I want my daughter to grow up and see her mother strive and work hard for something that she really believes in and loves.

I’ve also been trying to build up my inventory. It’s been like a one-woman sweatshop over here. And those with kids will understand, being a mom is an amazing job, one I wouldn’t trade for the world, but man those kids will keep you BUSY!

I want Padmé to grow up knowing that she really can do anything she sets her mind to. If she has a passion I want her to pursue that passion without holding back and without fear of failure.

But now let’s talk about the fun stuff! About the crafty stuff! I’m in the middle of creating my very first Bargello Quilt. I find these types of quilts absolutely gorgeous and I must admit, “My name is Alycia and I’m a bargello addict.” So many strips and so much cutting but soooo beautiful. I can’t wait to see it all finished.

I’m also in the middle of getting ready for another craft show. I’m not sure if I ever talked about my first craft show that I participated in last month. It was successful in the aspect that I made enough money to come out in the profit. I also met a lot of other crafters that helped me out a lot with their feedback and perspective. It was a very small show so I’m happy with the outcome. Especially for it being my very first one. I learned a lot from it and now I’m a lot more prepared for the next one.

Questions I was blindsided by I now have definitive answers for. I have a set up that I like for my booth and it’s only going to get better and easier from here.

The next show is a holiday one so I’m pretty excited seeing as my inventory is at least 60% holiday items.

But I think that that’s enough for one blog post. I hope all you who read this will stick around and join me on my journey and also leave me some feedback. Check out my shop, give me some tips, I’m brand new at this I know it’s not all perfect. I am far from a professional and I can learn from those of you who are customers, business owners, or just people who have some suggestions.

Thank you so much for reading and happy crafting! Check out my pages, I’m actually very active on them. I promise next time there will be pictures! Incentive to come back 😉

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A day of finishes

It all started with this pile of projects that has been sitting next to my sewing machine for the past week waiting to be finished.

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It’s really not that much maybe an hours worth of work, but also let me mention it’s finals week for this college student so I haven’t worked on them for days.
But with only a little over a week left before the show I know I have to get it done.

So first I finished small, some candy Coaster mug rugs. If I had the time honestly I think I would make a whole quilt out of these. I find them adorable.

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Next I went medium. A lattice table runner that I almost gave up on honestly.

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But I’m glad I didn’t because I do like it.

Now time to tackle the big project that I am still wondering how to quilt.

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I love the fabric. I love the block. I just don’t love the idea of having all that fabric bunched up in my tiny machine for quilting. But eventually, probably sooner than later, it will get done. It has to.

Then I tackled a project that wasn’t on the table. Instead it’s sat all cut out for a couple weeks. Waiting to be pieced.

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And added binding to a small baby quilt. Waiting now to be hand sewn.

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But I think that’s all for now. Hopefully lots more to come. Happy crafting all. 🙂

A day of finishes

It all started with this pile of projects that has been sitting next to my sewing machine for the past week waiting to be finished.

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It’s really not that much maybe an hours worth of work, but also let me mention it’s finals week for this college student so I haven’t worked on them for days.
But with only a little over a week left before the show I know I have to get it done.

So first I finished small, some candy Coaster mug rugs. If I had the time honestly I think I would make a whole quilt out of these. I find them adorable.

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Next I went medium. A lattice table runner that I almost gave up on honestly.

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But I’m glad I didn’t because I do like it.

Now time to tackle the big project that I am still wondering how to quilt.

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I love the fabric. I love the block. I just don’t love the idea of having all that fabric bunched up in my tiny machine for quilting. But eventually, probably sooner than later, it will get done. It has to.

Then I tackled a project that wasn’t on the table. Instead it’s sat all cut out for a couple weeks. Waiting to be pieced.

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And added binding to a small baby quilt. Waiting now to be hand sewn.

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But I think that’s all for now. Hopefully lots more to come. Happy crafting all. 🙂

So much to do!!

I have been so busy getting ready for my first craft fair.
I’ve been vigorously making and quilting and sewing and thinking.
With only 2 weeks left I thought I was doing pretty good but I pulled out all my finished products today and it just doesn’t seem to be enough.
This concerns me. It is just a very small town show so I don’t need TOO much stuff, but how much is enough?
I guess I will just have to see.

Now it’s time to share some pictures.

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Just a couple of items that I’ve finished.
Once I get a moment to breathe I will post better photos of all the finished items.
Thanks for reading and happy crafting.

Busy Busy

I feel as though I have gotten quite a bit accomplished in the past 2 weeks, but then I remember all the rest I have to do and I realize it’s not quite as much as I would hope.

The craft show is a short 3 weeks 1 day away and I have a million and one things I’m hoping to get done before then.

But before I get back to work I wanted to share some of the things I have finished.

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i finished these coffee cup place mats. I love the coffee cup. And that may be because I’m addicted to coffee, but oh well. Its a super simple paper piecing pattern and you end up with something adorable.

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Next up is this batik migrating geese table runner. I find these charm square packages, and I cant help myself. So this simple pattern allows for the use of one charm pack.

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Its never too early for Christmas. Seriously I just found out that Christmas in July was a legit thing.

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This is my personal favorite, its a migrating geese table runner but this charm pack (Heartfelt) was so absolutely gorgeous. I’m completely in love. So here’s another picture of the full thing.

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Isn’t that fabric beautiful?

Well i suppose I should get off the computer and start doing something productive. Happy sewing, quilting, crafting everyone 🙂

Quilted Table Runner

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$60.00 USD

Add decoration to any room with this beautiful table runner. Hawaiian print adds color and decoration to any table, whether it be for everyday use or for special occasions.

Quilted using stimple method for long lasting use, beautiful texture, and a wonderful visual appeal.

Dimensions are 17×21.

If you have any questions or would like a custom shipping quote please don’t hesitate to ask.

If you have a custom order please don’t hesitate to inquire for a quote

Email: padmes.playhouse@gmail.com

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Log Cabin Geese Quilt/Lap quilt/Couch Throw/ Crib Quilt

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$145.00 USD

“Let’s Fly South”, colorful and one of a kind, will add a splash of color to any room in your house. Ready to be loved and to keep you warm and comfy whenever you need it. Made with wonderful Moda Fabrics and quilted using an all over stimple design (not long arm) it is up to the task of being used for years and years.

Dimensions are 42 1/2 by 57, perfect for snuggling up on the couch, for a baby to lay on or perfect size for a crib.

All materials used (fabric, thread, and batting) are 100% cotton. Comes from a smoke free pet friendly home but has been prewashed and air tightly stored until it is sent to your home to be loved.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you have a custom order please don’t hesitate to inquire for a quote.

Email: padmes.playhouse@gmail.com

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