Thursday
Nov102016

auction #17 ~ pink puppy tote

I love everything about this tote. I'm especially pleased with how I attached the handles with coloured scraps. ;)

Size:  11" x 15"

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Saturday November 12th.

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One more listing today ...

Thursday
Nov102016

auction 16 ~ alice in wonderland tote

I made two of these Alice Panel totes.  My sister owns the other one.  Turns out she's a big Alice fan (which I didn't know until she called me after seeing these totes on my blog asking if she could have one.)  I even repaired it after a dog chewed up the lining. ;)

Anyhow, this is a super cute book bag.  At least that's what my sister uses hers for.  She's a voracious reader and library goer.

Size:  11.5" x 13.25"

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Saturday November 12th.

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This is the first of three listings today ...

Wednesday
Nov092016

auction #15 ~ framed patchwork trio

Here's something from the archives ... way back to 2011!  These used to hang on the side of a cupboard in my old house.  I loved them so much I made 3 sets of patchwork for them ... Christmas, Valentines, and "every day" (not shown, but it's cute Susan Branch TeaTime fabric).  Sadly, they don't work in my new house.  My loss is your gain.  Frames are included.  (Please note that one frame has a tiny chip in the corner.)

Size: Framed = 7" x 7".

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Saturday November 12th.

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That's it for today.  I still have LOTS more to come so see you back here tomorrow.  xo

Wednesday
Nov092016

auction #14 ~ another flower sugar christmas pouch

So cute.  Loving the red zipper ...

Size:  3.5" x 6".

I never wrote a post about this one, I only showed it on Instagram.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Saturday, November 12th.

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One more coming up in a little bit ... :)

Wednesday
Nov092016

auction #13 ~ red santa hat mini 

Christmas is sneaking up on us.  Today's auction items are all about this upcoming festive time of year.  (Oh I SO do not want to part with this one ... but I must.)

Size:  12.75" x 14"

Click here to read the original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Saturday November 12th.

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Stay tuned for more ...

Tuesday
Nov082016

auction #12 ~ best buds prototype

This auction is for the BLUE PURSE ONLY, not the pink framed piece shown here or the other pink purse shown in the linked post.

I made this little purse as a prototype for a magazine submission proposal, but then I made a newer version using Scrumptious (by Bonnie & Camille) for the publication.  I don't need to keep this anymore.

Size:  5" tall x 5" wide x 2.5" deep

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Thursday November 10th.

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Tomorrow is all about Christmas :) xo k

 

Tuesday
Nov082016

auction #11 ~ blue sweet orchard pouch

This auctions is for the BLUE POUCH ONLY.  Still super pleased with my little ring snap on the strawberry on the flap ... ;)

Size:  5.25" x 6.25"

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Thursday November 10th.

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One more coming up today!

Tuesday
Nov082016

auction #10 ~ blue strawberry biscuit pouch

Today's theme is "blue" ... the colour, not the mood (or the language). ;)  This is a generous sized, zippered pouch.  Definitely not limited to cosmetics!

Size:  7.25" tall x 9.5" wide x 1.5" deep

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Thursday November 10th.

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More blue offerings later this morning. :) xo k

Monday
Nov072016

auction #8 ~ lollipop napkins

This set of 4 embroidered napkins are quite special to me.  They are prototypes from my book "S is for Stitch" .  I used them to pitch my book idea to my publisher.  But I don't need them.  Maybe you can use them for special parties. :)

Size: 17" x 17".

(I never wrote a blog post about these.)  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Wednesday November 9th.

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Next up, a recent Halloween treat!

Monday
Nov072016

auction #9 ~ candy corn bunting

Never too late to start planning next year's decorations! LOL!

Size:  Each triangle is 6.5" x 7".  The length can be adjusted at least 2 feet longer or shorter (my mantle is 78" across).  I attached the orange bows with a bit of mactac.

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Wednesday November 9th.

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That's it for today.  More tomorrow ...

Monday
Nov072016

auction #7 ~ pink flower sugar easter basket

Today's items all have a "Decorating for Special Occasions" theme.

This little basket is both decorative and functional. I placed a circle of kraft-tex in the bottom to keep it firm.  It won't hold a bowling ball, but it will hold plenty of little Easter treats! :)

Size: 5" wide x 8 .25" tall (including the handle).

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Wednesday November 9th.

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Still two more items to list today ...

Sunday
Nov062016

auction #6 ~ hexagon pincushion & stand

I love this sweet little cushion perched on a wee cake stand.  This auction includes BOTH!  And I'll throw in the two heart pins as well. :)

Size:   Pin cushion is 3.5" across x 1.5" tall.  Stand is 3.5" across x 4" tall.

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Tuesday November 8th.

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More coming tomorrow. :)

Sunday
Nov062016

auction #5 ~ flower sugar christmas pouch

I am definitely suffering from temporary insanity letting go of this one.  Seriously.  Please don't bid on this so I can keep it!  LOL!  (kidding) ;)

Size:  8.75" x 6"

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Tuesday November 8th.

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One more aqua delight coming today ... possibly my favourite.

Sunday
Nov062016

auction #4 ~ pink & aqua santa hat mini

Today's auctions are all about my love of aqua (and pink).  If you like a shabby chic Christmas colour theme, you're gonna want to own this mini!

Size:  10" x 11.5"

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Tuesday November 8th.

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I'll be posting two more items today!

Saturday
Nov052016

auction #3 ~ apple farm baby quilt

This quilt needs a cute little owner!  Do you know one?  Fabric is Apple Farm by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose.  A-dorable.

Size:  36" x 42"

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Monday November 7th.

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Good luck! xo k

Saturday
Nov052016

auction #2 ~ pumpkin coin purse

I know Halloween is over, but there's always Easter, right? ;)  Fabric is Lecien Old/New 30s.

Size: 3 .25" tall x 3" wide

Click here to read the original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Monday November 7th.

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One more listing coming today!

Saturday
Nov052016

auction #1 ~ toy buckets

This was one of the most fun procrastination projects ever!  I still plan to write up a pattern for these.  Fabric is Lecien Retro 30s Child Smile.

Please note that the removable hanging tags ARE included, but the toys aren't!  My daughter would never forgive me if I sold her bear and ... ok, I admit it ... I'm a Tupperware addict! ;)

Sizes: large is 6" tall x 5.25" wide    small is 4" tall x 4.75" wide

Click here to read original post and see more photos.  To bid, leave your amount in a comment on THIS post.  You can bid multiple times.

This auction ends 8:00 PM MST on Monday November 7th.

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This is the first of 3 items that will be posted today ... :)

Friday
Nov042016

AUCTION TIME! (and the first blush winner)

OK, hello everyone!  I'm super excited here because it's been a very long time since I've done a thorough tidying up and proper organizing.  In fact, I've never actually felt totally organized since we moved here 2 1/2 years ago.  (That long? Wowzers!) 

It's also been a few years since my last auction and, well, I've amassed literally dozens of "pretty by hand" projects that are now in want of a new home. (Yes I'm borrowing from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice  ... ;)

In case you weren't around here the last time, here's the deal.  As a blogger (and Instagrammer), I make things.  Lots of things.  Some of them are commissions for magazines and fabric manufacturers, some are for blog hops, some are prototypes, and some are purely for the fun of making. 

I keep a few things that I treasure and I gift many things to family and friends.  (I also let my daughters have first dibs.)  But I still have lots left over.  It's not that I don't love them all ... I DO!  It will be difficult to say goodbye.  But I must be disciplined and let go of these pretties that I don't need.  So in case you're interested in snagging something for yourself or as a Christmas gift for someone special, I'm going to auction them off here over the next few weeks.

RULES:

  • I'M IN CANADA, but this auction is open worldwide!  I will ship anywhere!
  • I will post a few items each day - in separate posts/lots - for a few weeks.
  • Each item will be open for bidding for THREE days only. 
  • You can place your bid(s) in the comments section. 
  • Auction is in US dollars. 
  • Shipping will be calculated for the winner.  You will only pay exactly what the post office charges.  (I'm happy to combine shipping!)
  • Winners will be invoiced via PayPal. 
  • Each shipment will include a little thank you gift from me. ;)

The auction starts tomorrow.  Hope I see y'all then! :) xo k

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And congratulations Lori M from Ohio!  You won the First Blush FQ bundle!  Enjoy. :)

Thursday
Nov032016

in the mood for a little christmas yet? 

I made these quite a while ago.  This is the prototype set of my pattern Amy's Pretty Pockets (available here).  I used Flower Sugar in a very deliberate Christmasy palette.  Although I think it's kinda funny that the red gingham reminds me more of a picnic than Santa.

PS:  check back here tomorrow for a little announcement ;)

Monday
Oct172016

first blush ~ and a festive seasonal bunting

 

Hello and welcome to my stop on the First Blush Blog Hop!

When I was invited to participate in this blog hop, I looked at the fabric and thought, "Oh how cute!"  When I opened the bundle a few weeks ago, it was the beginning of October and ... well ... I guess I had Halloween on the brain because I was immediately drawn to the orange, yellow, and white prints.  Next thing I knew I was making a Candy Corn Bunting.

These versatile prints worked so well for this no-sew craft project.  They're super fun to mix and match and are the perfect scale.

I lined each linen triangle with fusible interfacing for body and to support the eyelets.  Then I just used fusible web to adhere the candy corn pieces to each triangle.  I made sure the darkest fabric (orange) is on top so it wouldn't "shadow" through the lighter colours if it was underneath.  And I didn't even bother machine stitching around the edges.  (Shhh, don't tell my mom!)  I suppose I should have, but I figured this bunting isn't going to see any wear.  So I left it raw. ;)

This project required a few trips to the fabric store.  The first time I bought the eyelets, and super skinny ribbon & tulle in orange, yellow and white.

Unfortunately, the skinny ribbon was too skinny.  It just looked super wimpy.  And the tulle?  It is soooooo wispy that I needed way too much volume to make it visible.  So I reluctantly let that element go, and went for a wider ribbon.  It turned out great.  The ribbons really play well with the prints.  And it looks great on my mantle!

Hope my little seasonal make inspires you to be creative with First Blush!  Here are all the other stops on this hop.  


 October 10 – Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D
 October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion (that's me)!
 October 12 -  Fat Quarter Shop
October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine
 October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet
 October 15- Aurifil- Erin Sampson
 October 16- Tina Egner
 October 17 – Me
 October 18 – Allison Harris
 October 19 – Erin Cox
 October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage
 October 22 – Heidi Staples
October 23 – Leanne Elliott
 October 24- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio
 October 25- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring
 October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton
 October 27 – Lisa Ruble

Now for the super fun part.  For every day of the hop, Windham Fabrics is giving away a First Blush FQ bundle PLUS a small thread box of First Blush from Aurifil!  

To enter today's giveaway, leave me a comment here with yoru favourite Halloween decoration. Contest closes Thursday, October 27th and is open to all. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments posted on blog posts and will be announced Friday, October 28th.

Good luck! xo k