I have some exciting news to share about Keep It Thimble….
Calling all pattern designers! I’m super excited to announce that I am launching a pattern bundle site that sells time-limited collections of .PDF patterns, in the manner of Humble Bundle and similar sites. I’m looking for contributors — independent pattern designers and small publishers who want to reach a new audience for their sewing, quilting, appliqué, knitting, crochet, and cosplay patterns.
I’m partnering with the Bundle of Holding (www.bundleofholding.com), a long-established site that sells tabletop roleplaying game ebooks. Since 2013 the Bundle of Holding has presented more than 400 offers comprising 3,000+ titles from over 235 small RPG publishers; 60,000 gamers have purchased 300,000 bundles. The site has raised more than US$645,000 for dozens of charities.
Like the Bundle of Holding, each offer on my pattern site presents a curated collection of DRM-free .PDFs. The customer pays a set minimum price to get the “starter” pattern bundle and can opt to pay more that the current threshold (average) price to receive an additional collection of “bonus” patterns. A typical offer runs for three weeks.
If you would like more information about participating in this, please email me at keepitthimble at gmail dot com.
Just a quick post today to fulfill my daily goal. I saw this cookie jar (?) at a thrift store. I don’t know if this is some type of cartoon character, or what. Any ideas? Later this month I will be posting some other interesting thrift store finds!
Hello friends! I’m participating in a 31 day blog challenge that starts today. I’m posting every day in December in the hopes of getting back into the habit of making patterns, tutorials, and sharing fun things related to sewing.
Over the past four years I’ve made some quilts, bags, stuffed toys, wool applique hangings, and learned to Zentangle. I also mastered my Cameo Silhouette and have been making personalized cups and other items.
Tomorrow, I’ll post some pictures of some of the things I’ve made recently.
Wow, can’t believe it has been over a year since I posted something! I’ve been busy sewing and doing projects, but just haven’t had the time to take pictures and put together the posts. I plan to start posting a bit in 2016.
I signed up for a UFO challenge at my local quilt shop and I hope to complete ten UFOs by March 31! I think I have a good chance of getting 8 completely done, and two will just have some progress made. Will post a list of the projects in the next few days so you can can see what I’ve been up to this past year.
Some of you may recall that my son and I worked together on Perry the Paramecium over two years ago! This was a fun project that basically involved him telling me what he wanted and me making it. Now that he is older, he is a lot more involved in the collaborative process.
Last week I gave him a pile of fabric and told him to think about what he wanted to make with it. The next day he showed me the pattern he created for a a stuffed germ that he dubbed “Blanketitis” (since it was made with blanket material, get it?).
This was another fun and easy softie to make. I did the sewing, he did the stuffing and made all the creative decisions. He wants to make a whole line of stuffed germs, so we’ll have to see what he comes up with next!
Just wanted to let you know that the thimble made the cut and will remain as a Monopoly Token! The unlucky token to be voted out was the iron. I was never a fan of that one anyway. The new token will be this cute little cat! Thanks for keeping the thimble!
The goal is to quilt for at least 20 minutes a day in the month of February. I am pleased to announce I will be joining her and her merry band in this commitment and hereby post my official statement:
I, Heather Chandler, who is drowning in UFOs am joining Quilting Hottie Haven’s second annual DaGMT event, and pledge to quilt for 20 minutes every day of the month of February, 2013. In doing so I hope to clear out my sewing room so I can start another round of unfinished projects. I also want to thank Beth Helfter (THE Quilting Hottie) for coming up with this brilliant concept and inspiring me to join.
I’ve already put together a list of what I hope to finish. It is very ambitious, but if I complete at least four things on this list, I will consider it a HUGE success. I will tyr to post regular progress reports each week. In no particular order, the projects are:
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of January! This year I am focusing on finishing projects that have been 90% finished for a few years. So far I’ve put the binding on three quilts and have prepped three other quilts for the longarm quilter. In between finishing projects, I am doing smaller projects that can be finished in a few days.
This is the Pineapple Pinkeep from a pattern by Sue Spargo. I saw this pattern years ago and always liked it, but never made it. During one of my thrift store visits, I found this beautiful brass candle bass for 3! When I saw the base, I knew it would be perfect for the Pineapple Pinkeep.
This project was a lot of fun to put together. Picking out the wool and buttons to use was the best part. I also spritzed the wool with some walnut crystal spray so it wouldn’t look too bright (especially on the leaves). The pineapple is the perfect way to “welcome” in the New Year!
My husband and I went to a concert last night so a friend came over to babysit. He gets the prize for best babysitter, because he came prepared to do a fun food project! He had a bag of marshmallows, a tube of black icing, Jelly Bellys, Airheads, and pretzel sticks Add in one excited 6 year old and you get these adorable snowmen!
The pretzels are used to hold the marshmallows together and also for the arms. A Jelly Belly is used for the nose, and you can cut them in half to make eyes or buttons. A strip of airhead makes a delicious scarf. The final touch is putting on buttons with just a drop of black icing. I can’t wait to make these myself. Thanks for the idea Jim.