Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Yo-yo Mania!

I have been playing around with an old design.  I had been making these yo-yo pincushions and thread catchers a few years ago, but stopped.  They are more than a bit labor intensive with all of those little yo-yo's around the pincushion.  But lately I have been loving making those little yo-yo's. I've sold a few of these items in my Etsy shop, Curry Bungalow and have plans to make a few more. They are very popular so far!  I've had a number of requests for the pattern and I probably would have written it by now, but for the life of me, I can't think of a snappy name for it.  The "Yo-yo Thread Catcher with Detachable Pincushion" has no pizazz whatsoever.  Any ideas?

These Civil War prints made up very nicely. Small prints work best for the pincushion and I like to add either a tiny vintage pearl bead or a little vintage button to the center of  each yo-yo. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Wet Pets

Sometimes I just HAVE to take a photo.  It looks as if our fish are airborne. Relaxing by the koi pond is one of my favorite things to do.  Watching the fish "fly" through the water is simply mesmerizing.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It Doesn't Take Much...

It doesn't take much to make me happy. A mail order package of a long awaited newly released fabric line is usually enough to send me straight to my sewing machine with a big smile on my face!
I just ordered these delicious fabrics by Zoe Pearn called "Summer Song 2".  I usually love everything that she does and these are no exception.  These two thread catchers went together beautifully, I think.  I did them in the same prints but in two different colorways.  I can't decide which one I like the best.  OK... I love them both!  Just listed at my Etsy shop, Curry Bungalow.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hooray and Hallelujah!

I finally have my new SEW SASSY Thread Catcher Pattern completed and posted on Etsy and on Craftsy!  This is a screenshot of what my shop looks like at this moment in time.  It is so very gratifying to see it finally completed and posted online.  I still need to add the posting for the single Supply Kit at my Etsy shop but for all intents and purposes, it is finally on it's way!

Feel free to share, tell your friends, post on Facebook and pin to Pinterest!

You know,... I learned a big lesson on this pattern.  This one took WAY too long to complete and I have learned that I cannot pause and/or stall while in the writing process.  In the immortal words of Nike, I need to JUST DO IT!

I love the way that this design looks great with soft and subdued fabrics as well as brighter, bolder ones.  

What's next?  I have more pattern design in the works!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cuteness Overload!

Oh... my goodness!  How cute is this?  I have been waiting and waiting for these Moda "Feed Company" fabrics and just cannot keep my hands off of them!  Just finished this Sew Sassy Thread Catcher with Detachable Pincushion. Available at www.currybungalow.etsy.com

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Like Birthing a New Baby!

Just put the finishing touches on my new Sew Sassy Thread Catcher Pattern cover design.  I hired an extremely talented Graphic Designer. OK,... she's my daughter, but she's still extremely talented!  I'm LOVING what she came up with for me.  The design is hip... happening... and just plain SASSY! I have a few steps yet to complete before I push this little bird from the nest and let it FLY!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Win This Thread Catcher!

I am completely stuck and I need your help. My newest Thread Catcher pattern is just about finished, ready to publish, but I have no name for it. I have one name in mind... and that is as far as I have gotten. So I would like to enlist the aid of all of you. I promise, I will make it worth your while.
I need a snappy name, one that is kind of catchy and clever, and of course, one that is not someone else's product name. It needs to be something like this. "The _________ Thread Catcher with Detachable Pincushion". You fill in the blank.
Just send me an email at currybungalow@gmail.com with your suggestion by Monday, February 2nd, 2015. If I choose your suggested name as the winner, I will send you the actual thread catcher in the photo, a PDF copy of the new pattern and a supply kit to make your own thread catcher. The new name of the thread catcher, along with the name of the contributor will be featured here and on my blog, T. in the Burg. Such a deal, right?
So, put on your thinking caps, ladies! And feel free to share on Facebook and/or Pinterest. I need all of the help that I can get!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Where Have I Been?

I just realized that I have not posted here in many months.  How did that happen?  I do more in the way of posting over at my other blog, T. in the Burg and a little posting Curry Bungalow Facebook page, as well.  That is, when I am not either making items for my Etsy Shop or designing new patterns.

I've been warm and cozy in my little sewing room, whipping up more thread catchers.  I have a few new fabrics that I am excited about and hope that you like them, as well.  Head on over to my Etsy shop to see what I have made up.