Craft, Fabric

Zippered Pouch

I often have to travel for work, but I don’t ever want work to keep me from the board games I enjoy playing nightly. That’s why I travel with two laptops: one for work and one for running tabletop simulator. But double laptops can often mean double trouble as I have to carry around two chargers and make sure I have all the right supplies for each system. And one trip, I didn’t. I forgot the charger for one of my laptops and I was devastated thinking I wouldn’t be able to play board games all week. So, in my stubbornness, I went out and bought a new laptop charger. Now, you might be thinking (and rightfully so) what they heck does this have to do with a zippered pouch? The new charger I got had removeable heads and no case to keep all of the parts together. Therefore, I decided I should make my own to keep everything in one place. Where I won’t lose it. A zippered pouch is the perfect solution for keeping everything in together and it looks super cute! Continue Reading →

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Pocket Handwarmers

After sewing some bigger projects, I often have a lot of scrap fabric let over that feels too small to do anything with. And then it hit me. Why not make handwarmers? I am someone who always complains that it's cold and will sleep with two or three blankets at night. And, unfortunately, my hands are no exception. Whenever I am typing or using my hands, I often feel that the circulation in my fingers becomes nearly non-existent. I have watched my fingers turn purple! So, why not combine my fabric scraps to make something that will help keep my hands warm? Continue Reading →

Craft, Fabric, Yarn

Simple Embroidery

ere are some phrases that are utterly unforgettable. At some point during our campaign of Oath (by Leder Games) someone asked “Do Citizens Dream of Oracular Pigs?” And I fell in love with this saying. Not only is it a great spin off (what I believe to be) the original phrase; Do androids dream of electric sheep? But it also fits the world of Oath so well that I wanted to create something with this phrase. So why not embroidery? While embroidery is not one of my typical mediums, it is something I’ve always been excited to get into. Continue Reading →

Craft, Fabric

Drawstring Pouch

n the world of board games, drawstring bags are especially useful. They can help hide pieces and allow for random drawing. Or they can just be good storage – especially for those pieces that are too big to fit in a plastic bag. And that’s exactly what happened when we got the game Bites. The tiles pieces in bites are quite large and despite my best efforts, shoving them all into a plastic bag made a bulbous monstrosity. Not only did the pieces have a hard time but the bag did not sit very well in the box.  Which meant only one thing; I had to come up with a solution.  Continue Reading →

Craft, Fabric

Lizard Cult Shirt (Heat Vinyl Transfer)

I recently discovered heat vinyl transfer paper and I am no sure why I wasn’t aware of this product sooners. Heat Vinyl transfer paper is a great way to make bespoke, one of a kind fabric pieces. It is easy to work with and gives great results. The only downside of working with vinyl heat transfer paper is cutting the material can be difficult by hand. This project takes very little time for those with a circuit machine but I’m not sure of the struggles that come from doing it by hand. But the results look amazing, and who doesn’t want a Lizard Cult shirt? Just look at that smile. Continue Reading →

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Sewn Square Bag

I had to gift some jewelry and I didn’t know what to wrap it in, so I decided to make a mini square bag! Seems reasonable, right? Yea, I thought so too. So, I decided to design a square bag to fit the present. Since the bag was so small, I decided to go without the lining making the project extremely simple. I really like the square look because they fit well against each other and in the palm of your hand. Continue Reading →

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Tin Series – Jewelry Case

I love small things and tin cases fit well into this category. There are so many possibilities of things that can be done with tin cases. My first endeavor in this series is a jewelry case! I found that I had a lot of loose earrings, and I needed a place to store them. I was also curious if this would be good for rings (it did not have the depth for that though). This project was simple and took very few supplies but it just perfect for what I needed! Continue Reading →

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Large Knitting Needle Holder

After putting together, a case for all of the double pointed knitting needles (see here) I decided to make a holder for my larger knitting needles and my circular needles. I will admit, when I first thought of this holder, I did not conceive the color pattern all together properly. I am going to talk it through as if I did though, so the pictures won’t match perfectly. That being said, even with the pattern being a little bit busy, it turned out fairly well! Continue Reading →

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Sewn Pencil Case

A few weeks ago, I made a basket for all of my silicone molds and it looked amazing. And then more arrived and I cursed myself. Especially since the new molds that arrived were very small and easily could be lost. So I decided that making a pencil case type bag would be the best for keeping the molds contained. I normally do not work with zippers when I sew and I have been trying to introduce them more into my work. So this was the perfect challenge as it also filled one of my needs! Continue Reading →

Craft, Fabric

Fabric Basket

Organization is a key factor in my life. Without it, I don’t really know how I would be able to function the way that I do. So when I got a flux of silicon molds for some other projects, one of my first thoughts was – where am I going to put all of this? I normally store my supplies in a Kallax shelf from Ikea that we shoved in the closet. The cubes are perfect for sorting out the materials in a clean way. But the number of molds I bought didn’t really justify buying a basket that would take up the full cube, so I decided to sew one! Continue Reading →

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Knitting Needle Holder – Small

I was rifling through my knitting needles to find the pair I needed and with one small, unintended movement - the needle scattered all over the floor. And that's when I thought, there has to be a better solution. This project is going to be split into two parts: a small holder which focuses on storage for double pointed knitting needles and a large knitting needle for my pairs and circular needles. Today, we're looking at the small holder. Continue Reading →

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Contoured Handmade Mask

Whether I like it or not, we are still in the age of Covid-19. Masks aren't going anywhere and I figured I may as well share how I make my masks. In the early days of the pandemic, we bought a couple of cloth masks and figured that would probably be enough. Both my partner and I are homebodies so we don't ever really need to go outside except to get groceries. But as time passed, and I had to start traveling for my job, the masks began to fade and the elastic became thin and worn. So I decided I would make my own masks and this time, I wanted something that would fit more snugly around my face. When I fly, I wear an N95 mask to help keep myself and those around me as safe as possible. (Trust me when I say, if I didn't have to fly - I wouldn't). These masks have a metal brace around the nose to help them fit to any face. So I decided to reuse this metal piece in my masks. Continue Reading →