Back to it.


It appears that a year has come and gone since the last time I posted to this here little blog.

A lot has happened since I last popped in.  A busy year to be sure, due to all sorts of things.  But in terms of craft chronology, it went something like this:

Nov – May: Sew lots and lots (and lots!) of Podpillows.  Become best friends with my local post office clerk. Stockpile fabric.  Drive down the price of barley at every supermarket for miles around (seriously – from $1.29 to $.89.  That was all me, I swear).

June – Now – Abandon sewing machine.  Put Etsy store in “vacation mode.”  Spend time recovering from craft overload.

After a few months of recharging, it was this here Joel Dewberry fabric that drew me back into the fold.  I spotted it at the second-newest fabric store in town (yes, there are TWO new fabric stores in town.  Craft heaven.) and I bought some.  I made this wristlet and lots of curtains for home.  Here’s the wristlet!

It’s my first foray into flower adornments.  I used this awesome tutorial.  It’s also my first foray into Melissa Averinos fabric (also found at the aforementioned fabric store.  Did I tell you it’s a discount fabric store, too?  Love!).

The inside has six slots for credit cards, and, of course, a custom pocket for an iPhone.  I carry this sucker everywhere.

Isn’t the power of new fabric amazing?  Anyway, glad to be back!

Posted by robyn on November 19th, 2011 under crafts, sewing

11 Responses to “Back to it.”

  1. Lisa Clarke Says:

    TWO fabric stores in town? *jealous*
    Welcome back 🙂

  2. robyn Says:

    Thanks, Lisa! We went from 0 – 2 fabric stores in 1 year. Woo hoo!

  3. Anita Says:

    Welcome back, Robyn! I’ve been watching and waiting for you!

  4. Lara Says:

    New to your site (click through from pinterest) and I love your projects!!

  5. Peggy D Says:

    Yay! You’re back! Thanks so much for the info about the Bernina stitch regulator — it was very useful.

  6. Vickie McCurry Says:

    I am new to your site, I love this clutch! I was hoping you would be producing a tutorial?

  7. Helen Says:

    I am glad your back to doing what you love. Thank you for sharing the site for the tutorial. I will have fun choosing the right fabric I will use. Impressive work on the wristlet.
    Helen´s last blog post ..How To Get A Girlfriend

  8. Stef Says:

    Hi, could you share where you found this pattern?

  9. Lauren Says:

    Hi, I would love the pattern for this wristlet; it’s fabulous!!

  10. robyn Says:

    Good news to Lauren and others that have asked: It’s coming soon! Pics taken, and assembly is started.

  11. Katharina Says:

    wow.. I came here through pinterest and love your page!! awesome work!!! Just wondering where can I find/ buy the pattern for this great wristlet…

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