Tag Archives: coffee cup sleeves

April goals, mid month check-in

To kill two birds with one stone….My work in progress this week is for more Madrona Road blocks…I need to do 9 before the 2nd week of May. I have one complete, the chess board block, these are the next two I am working on this week.

Chevron Block:

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X and + Block (but different with the x being short and rounded ends…see the tiles posted here):IMG_7177

 

Here is where I am for my April goal check-in:

  1. Focus on stock for my Etsy Store.
    • Chair Bags (x2 sets)
      1 set is completed – posted on Etsy and blogged here
    • Oven Mitts (x1 set)
    • Coffee Cup Sleeves (x2)
      Completed and posted….A few kind folks also posted them on interest. Blogged here and here
    • Pouches/ Cases (x2)
      Not started but I have purchased the fabric
    • Set of place mats (x1 Stretch goal)
  2. Make a Pin cushion (from Patchwork Please) and a travel sewing pouch
    Pin cushion complete and blogged here, also posted on the Zakka Along 2.0 Flickr site
  3. Make a travel baby quilt for charity  (~30x20in.)
    Not started
  4. Madrona Road Challenge – Mini Quilt
    This weeks focus (see above)

My General goals continue:

  1. Try to eat and exercise to plan
    Starting to do better
  2. Blog regularly using my new schedule
    On target

Linking up for WiP and April Goals, respectively:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  My

WiP Wednesday: Chair bags and coffee cup sleeves

I am working on my first goal for April – making some stock for my Etsy store. First up, will be a set of chair bags for a girl, and a hexagon coffee cup sleeve.

Chair bag (Chair pockets) details
Material: Purple corduroy, purple checkered fabric and home essentials popsicle fabric (all from JoAnn’s)
Design: 3 pockets, for children chairs that are between 12.5 inches (39 cm) – 11 inches wide.IMG_7067

Hexagon coffee cup sleeve details
Materials: Yellow pearl bracelet by Lizzy House, some Kona Solids, Notting hill by Joel Dewberry, backing will be felt. Similar to this one.
Design: Hexagons, paper pieced
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Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Weekend work progress

So, my weekend went OK. I made a reasonable dent in my to do list and feel good about my Christmas list, but still more work to do.

Customer Orders:

  • Lemon and Orange Coffee Cup Sleeve and placemat
  • Fall colored gift card pocket
  • Aqua and Orange gift card pocket

Christmas Gifts:

  • Quilt and Bind the following Coffee Cup Sleeves
    • 2 x Black
    • 1 x Coffee Bean
    • 1 x Orange/Red
    • 1 x Blue
    • 1 x Earthy
  • Coffee cup sleeves made from scratch
    • 1 x Purple
    • 2 x Penguin
    • 2 x Red
    • 1 x Blue

Miscellaneous things to make

    • 4 Seasons Quilt
    • Named Cushion Covers
    • Finish Husband’s Christmas Stocking
    • 2 x e-reader covers/pockets
    • Bake Biscotti
    • Bake Ginger nut cookies

Weekend plans

Being the last week of work, before the Christmas break, I have lots of things to finish for Christmas gifts this weekend. I am not sure I can get it all done but here’s my list to keep things in check.

Customer Orders:

  • Lemon and Orange Coffee Cup Sleeve and placemat
  • Fall colored gift card pocket
  • Aqua and Orange gift card pocket
  • Gift card pocket

Christmas Gifts:

  • Quilt and Bind the following Coffee Cup Sleeves
    • 2 x Black
    • 1 x Coffee Bean
    • 1 x Orange/Red
    • 1 x Blue
    • 1 x Earthy
  • Coffee cup sleeves made from scratch
    • 1 x Purple
    • 2 x Penguin
    • 2 x Red
    • 1 x Blue
  • Miscellaneous things to make
    • 4 Seasons Quilt
    • Named Cushion Covers
    • Finish Husband’s Christmas Stocking
    • 2 x e-reader covers/pockets
    • Bake Biscotti
    • Bake Ginger nut cookies

Anyway, back to trying to get some of this check list done. I’ll post on Monday my progress.

New stock available

After all the effort for the craft fair, I am happy to share some of those pieces in my Etsy store – Squeek Crafts. I hope you like the pieces.

The new stock includes:

Cork boards
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Coffee Cup Sleeves
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and of course the Chair Bags/Chair Pockets

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Late night! Craft Fair here!

So, after a 3 am finish last night, I was ready for my first craft fair. It was exciting and we accomplished a lot over the 25 days…the table was full. It was a little slow traffic wise at the fair but all in all a good experience. I will definitely plan next time 🙂

Here are some photos of my table:
ShopSignageTags CraftFairTableCorkBoardsChalkboard  CoffeeSleevesChairBagsChristmasItemsChairbags_CoffeeSleeves

Here are my final designs of my coffee cup sleeves:
BlackSleeveCoaster EarthSleeveCoaster RedOrangeSleeveCoaster OrangeLemonSleeveCoaster RedChristmasSleeveCoaster CoffeeBeanSleeveCoaster GreenChristmasSleeveCoaster PurpleSleeveCoaster

Individual Sleeves:
GreenChristmasSleeve SnowmanSleeve CoffeeBeanSleeve BlueSleeve BlueZigZagSleeve StripesSleeve GreyCoffeeSleeve RedChristmasSleeve LargeChevronSleeve PurpleSleeve

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Christmas crafts and gifts made

This is just a short post just to show what we have been busy making for Christmas.

Christmas Cards (using left over fabric scraps)Close-up CardChristmas Cards

Christmas Ornaments (possible a mitten or tree pennant garland)Mittens and Christmas Tree

Christmas Gifts for friends

Coffee Cup Sleeves and coastersfinal_product_set

Bell Pepper RelishIMG_0574