Hot Off the Machine

Much like everyone else, pretty much everything (schools, restaurants, some stores) are shut down for the time being. I told my husband last night, “I’ve been preparing for moments like these by stashing crafty supplies” (to which he said, “You probably have enough stashed to keep you busy for a lifetime”, LOL)! In addition what I already have, I did grab a mystery bundle of fabric for SoSewEnglish (which arrives today), some embroidery designs (Off With Their Threads is having a 70% off sale!), some vinyl sheets (to make said embroidery designs), and a new sewing pattern. Here’s what I decided to make first:

In preparation for the school closures, I grabbed a few books for us to read. So, it only makes sense we have new bookmarks to go with them. These are the “Quitter Strip” bookmarks from Off With Their Threads – I added a tassel to mine (left over from my Fiesta Flare project for CME), but left it off of Easton’s because his books\bookmarks get heavily abused in his backpack and I don’t see a tassel surviving. I also made a Fortnight Loot Llama for no particular reason other than I thought Easton would get a kick out of it.

In the mean time, I hope all of you are well (and stay that way). Wash your hands, keep them off your face, and stay inside (as much as possible) and sew! I can’t wait to see what everyone else is working on.