Posts Tagged ‘Craft’

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!


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. 

Fancy Forest Quilt 

A long time ago my sister requested a quilt for my nephew (fancy fox quilt) but when she saw the pattern packet she immediately wanted the fancy forest for herself. Luckily she only wanted a throw size. Some of this animals are intimidating! 

After several months I finally got a move on the quilt and just recently finished the quilt and delivered it to her. 

A few of the animals I really struggled with but in the end decided that their imperfections just added to their personality. 

I love hanging quilts in the windows. It always looks like stained glass. 

I decided to really get out of the box and had quilt the quilting. I went with a decorative clam shell. I’ve been really into the clam shell look lately. 

The quilting took a seriously long time. Like two weeks. I was only able to work on it when Rohan went to sleep otherwise he would pull at the quilt and that always makes me nervous. 

I used a compass and chalk pencil to mark the clam shells. 

The fabrics I used are mainly from Elisabeth  Hartmans line Rhoda Ruth and a few from Lizzy House. 

For the back I used a sheet set from target that I got on sale. Wooo. 

This time I skipped out on asking my husband to hold the quilt up and got my brother in law to do it. 

I really do love the quilt. My only regret is that the leaves on the thistle blend into the back ground. Bummer. 

Something about quilts on the floor… 

So glad it’s almost the weekend. We have no plans and I’m excited to keep it that way! 🙂 

Fancy Fox Quilt

Finally finished this quilt up for my nephew. It only took me five months. The pattern is Fancy Fox from Elizabeth Hartman.

When my nephew was shown the quilt all he said was “oh cool” in typical teenager fashion. But it’s ok my sister loves the quilt and showed enough excitement for the both of them. 

As you can see the quilting is a simple straight line. At first I did it in a dark blue to match the back ground. But when I put it in the washing machine and it got snagged and tore up I took it all apart and decided that white thread was a better choice. So in the pictures below you can see the white thread.

Also any time I put a quilt on the floor a dog is instantly attracted to it. Does that happen to you? If the dogs weren’t so fast I think the cats would be on it too. Dang animals!

Wicket thinks the quilt is for her. Sadly mistaken. 

White thread was a better choice. 

My husbands reaction when I asked him to hold the quilts for pictures. Hahah. Poor guy. Getting suckered into my demands of quilt holding. 

Quilts with feet.

The fabric is mostly Cotton and Steel and Lizzy House with a few others thrown in. The backing and border are from V and Co. I wanted something dark because my nephew is a teenager. 

Later this week Ill show off the quilt I made for my sister. 🙂



Etsy Patch Sale! 

This Saturday is the day! I’m so excited to show you my patches! 

You will be able to see all the goodness on my Etsy page and if you are an Instagram follower tomorrow I’ll be releasing a coupon code! Eeep! 

I hope you are as excited as I am. After this the next release of patches and pins won’t be till January where I hope to go in an almost different direction! So get these patches while you can! 

I have a lot of work to do tonight to get ready! ❤️

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