Reusable Beeswax Wraps

Let me tell you about these reusable beeswax wraps.

Beeswax wraps are pieces of fabric that have been coated in beeswax, making them reusable and semi water proof. These wraps replace the need for plastic bags and reduce the amount of plastic needed overall.

Ive seen ads for them before on the internets and then about a week ago I saw this one on Instagram. That video got the wheels turning. I knew that my local health store had beeswax and that this would be a quick and very satisfying craft.

I made mine slightly different that the ones in the linked video above but the concept is the same.

Ive listed nine sets of sandwich and snack sized wraps in my Etsy shop.

Bee the buzz of the office with these wraps!

-xx



Friday Links

Made it through another week! Phew!

Real life is stressful and each week I count my blessings that we made it. I cannot wait for real life to settle down and get into a routine.

This weeks links are a bit political. Don’t like it- don’t click it,

+Thought Rachel Dolezal was done being black, or even in the news? She has a book coming out! This article has so many good points, What a piece of work, huh.

+Have you heard of the controversy over Tula Pinks newest line Spirit Animal? There are plenty of comments calling those that agree with the pull of the fabric “social media bullies” and “snowflakes”. And plenty of people commenting that they are Cherokee and not offended because…I don’t understand that one. I think we all need to take a look at cultural appropriation and we need to keep fighting for those that cant.  This article says everything I can’t.

+The Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison– Protect the wild in wild bison. Otherwise, they go extinct.

+How liberals fell in love with the West Wing.

+Has anyone tried this Inner Balance thingy. Ive been thinking about getting my husband one to help with his anxieties.

We have no big plans for this weekend. Hopefully the sun warms up outside a bit more and we can get some puppy dates going. 🙂

Till next week-

-xx



See it all pouch 

Ahh lets see- I made this See It All Pouch last year in November.

The pattern is simple and straight forward. You can find the pattern here and lots of other cute pouches on Instagram! 

I added cute salvage from Cotton and Steel. I always like adding positive affirmations any place that I can. 🙂

Currently one bag is still holding the markers. But team Daniel Tiger has moved on to a new home. The pouch now holds all of my La Passacaglia quilt stuff. They are super handy.

I know that Laura used heavy weight vinyl. I used the cheap stuff. I think its gaged 4. Its pretty thin and soft. I am sure if I used it heavily the bag would rip. Must use caution or redo with better vinyl. hahha.

Tomorrow I plan on attending the Quilt show in Rosemont – Do I know anyone else attending?



Friday Links

Hello blogging my old friend, Ive come to talk with you again..

I am excited it is Friday! This has been a long and tiring week.

Some great links for this Friday::

+ Embroidered Mesh is so cool! Oonaballona made an this amazing shirt with fabric from Mood. I want all of it! Or I want to go through all the trouble of making my own!

+Have you guys devoured S-Town yet? This is a new podcast from the makers of This American Life and Serial. All episodes are available for binging. Oh so good!

+Ive ordered this warrior quilt kit from Birch Fabrics- It should be arriving today! Ive lost my sewing mojo and I’m hoping this helps. I love quilt kits like this, all of the thinking of which fabrics to use has already been done!

+Ive been looking for a sewing retreat that is close enough that I could attend- most of the events start on Thursday and finding a babysitter for two day(Thursday and Friday) and being able to afford it and the retreat is hard! I think I found one that will work out for me- Glamp Stitchalot. Plus Lizzy House and Giucy Giuce are teaching! eeep! Huge fan! Hugly!

+This Heidi Foldover Clutch has been on my making list for a super long time. Perhaps this is my weekend! Plus it is a free pattern. I have a hard time avoiding those 😉

+This Quilt Festival is coming up and Ive been thinking of attending. It takes about an hour to get there on public transit and Ill have Rohan. My mind is not made up yet on attending or not.

+This yuzu citrus cake from Oh Joy is what dreams are made of.

+my local coffee shop has this coffee that has been aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. I have two in my shopping cart right now- just need to check out!

+Tomorrow is our 5 year wedding anniversary. Year 5 in traditional gifts is wood. I got Jeff this little wooden box that you can record a 30 second message. Currently the message is Rohan calling for daddy.

 

Hope you all have a great weekend!



Cat filled catnip

Hello once a month blog post! That seems to be the going rate around here. I’ll keep trying to post more. The weather is starting to get more nice and Rohan and I have pretty much spent the entire time outside. I also opened up my Etsy shop selling wall banners with witty sayings. Both of those things take up a lot of my time leaving less time to sew and create for myself. But just like everything else there will eventually be time to blog and then I’ll get fully back into it. 🙂 

I found this amazing orange kitty fabric at IKEA a few months back and at the time I thought I would make my neighbor a bag. I will probably still make her the bag but for the moment I made these catnip filled cats for her two cats.
I cut around the individual kitties. Placed them right sides together and sewed around the edges, leaving enough space to turn it right sides out. Once they were turned I filled them with catnip. I used Velcro to keep the pouch closed and so they are refillable. Even my kitties were going crazy for these toys.

And just like that my neighbor cats were spoiled. 🙂 now I need to make my own cats some cats filled with catnip. 



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