Thursday, March 15, 2018

Say Hello!



Buddies watching Bubble Guppies together.
It has been a busy few weeks. I have been working on putting together new patterns for the shop and have had a blast digitizing the patterns that I have created for Ella. Check out the shop at Wild Child Designs and see what’s new. For my birthday, I got the Cricut Maker which is amazing. The one I had used working for Michael's was nice but this one is incredible. I have been trying out all of the new features and plan on putting together a few posts with it soon. Making shirts for Ella has been my favorite thing, so far. She gets so excited about everything and I love it.


This past weekend we got an adorable new family member. He is a sweet little goofball lab puppy named blue. Ian has been wanting “a real dog” so badly and by that he just meant a large breed. He had been looking for a while and when he saw these pups, that was it. It has worked out really well and Ella loves him, as long as he isn’t too bouncy. He has about 10 times the energy that she is used to with Roxy. They keep each other company which is just adorable.


I really need to make him his own snuggle bed since he likes Roxy’s so much. He is going to outgrow it soon and Roxy would love to have her bed back. She has really been a good sport and very patient with his puppy shenanigans. It is a little like having another toddler at times. There is never a dull moment around this house.


Well, it’s time for this mama to get back to work. Happy crafting everyone! 



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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Making a Wrist Pincushion




                 Over the last few weeks, I have been working on several different things and have been pretty quiet. There are fantastic new things coming to both the blog and the shop and I could not be more excited. Today I have a new project that I created out of necessity. While sewing a few projects, I had to do quite a bit of moving around and kept having to go back to grab my pincushion. My solution was to make my own little wrist pincushion. I dove into my stash and used an old baby food lid to whip one up.


                I started out with a piece of elastic that I had measured to fit my wrist plus an inch. Sewing the ends together, I hot glued the band into the center of the baby food lid and sat that to the side to cool. For the cushion, I cut a 5” circle out of a fat quarter. I used the lid from a peanut tin to trace out a perfect circle. With the circle cut out, I used a running stitch along the edge to gather up the sides of the cushion.


                For the inside of the pincushion, I used my extra fine steel wool. It works great to clean and sharpen your pins. It really is one of my favorite fillings with the other one being the serger scraps. It is a great way to use something that would otherwise be thrown out. With the size, I did need to manipulate the wool a bit to make it fit the shape of my cushion neatly.


                Once I was happy with my filling, I drew up the thread ends and closed up the opening. For a little decoration, I found a few vintage pearl buttons and sewed them into the center. I attached the cushion into the lid with hot glue and dressed up the side of the lid with black ribbon. ¼” was the perfect width to cover the lettering. Once the glue was cool, I was ready to go.


                I use this pincushion all the time. It is so convenient to have all your pins right there and you can make it in no time. I also used the same process with a slightly smaller circle and a bottle cap to make a little version for my machine. I used a removable sticky tab to adhere it to my Brother. This was a fun little project to make and I hope you enjoy it too. Happy crafting!



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