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Crafty Pause: Who likes Star Trek?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This blog post is not about food/exercise.

It's about my crafty shenanigans.

So (sew?) what have I been up to lately?

Cloth shopping bags, the final frontier!!

Monday I took the day off work so I could sew my butt off. And I did. I made 8 Star Trek cloth grocery bags (from 3 different prints). Four were for folks who asked for them (and are paying). The rest are just going to hang around my house for a bit to see if I find other folks who want them (or I might offer them up if there's a charity sale at a forum I frequent).

What else did I do Monday? I cut up a bunch of fabric for some swaps. 5.5 yards of fabric cut into fat quarters (that's a quarter of a yard of fabric cut as an 18 x 22 square instead of 9 x 44 straight from the bolt--look you just learned some sewing jargon!).

Over the weekend I also finished this:

It's a quilt square for a memorial quilt for the family of a woman who died. I didn't "know" the woman personally, but she posted frequently on the aforementioned forum and a lot of folks there did know her (in real life). I was proud to contribute to the memory quilt. She liked monkeys and bacon. And if you look close, the middle square there has a monkey on a computer. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It's a simple block pattern but it's filled with images I think she would have enjoyed.

What else have I been up to as of late? Well, I'll just share some pics.

The top three are all dotee dolls I made for swaps.

The last pic is one of the dinosaurs I've made for my FY14 Charity Sewing Challenge. I have three dinosaurs (same pattern) done and three more cut and needing finished. I want to send a box of stuffies out by the start of August so I need to get sewing.

So, what kind of things have you been up to lately
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    Dude...get thee to a Trekkie convention will be rich!!

Great job on them all!

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    I want a Star Trek bag - and I will pay. Will you sell me one (I suppose posting this here will break some rule - so please just send me a sparkmail)


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FLAMENM 7/24/2013 10:28PM

    Love the dinos!

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ROGUEIVY 7/24/2013 6:06PM

    I love them all, so cute! But I'm super partial to the Star Trek bags! Those are so amazing!

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PENNYPEARLS 7/24/2013 5:07PM

    Love the shopping bags! You have been busy in a good way. emoticon

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