Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Make a Plastic Grocery Bag Holder - 50% Sewing Pattern Today Only!

Today's featured downloadable pattern is something that comes in handy if we wind up with too many plastic grocery bags hanging around. It's a quick and easy grocery bag holder that'll keep all those plastic grocery sacks neat and organized. 

Click on this link or on the photo below to go straight to the grocery bag holder sewing pattern in my Etsy shop. Then enter the super secret coupon code AUG17SPECIAL at check out to receive 50% off the PDF pattern. Today only!

Happy sewing! (And grocery shopping!)


Monday, August 16, 2021

Make a Fabric Lollipop Christmas Tree Ornament - 50% Sewing Pattern Today Only!

Today's featured downloadable pattern is something to get us ready for the Christmas holiday. We have lollipop Christmas tree ornaments made from strips of fabric and...wait for it...cotton clothesline cord.

Click on this link or on the photo below to go straight to the fabric lollipop Christmas tree ornament sewing pattern in my Etsy shop. Then enter the super secret coupon code AUG16SPECIAL at check out to receive 50% off the PDF pattern.

Happy sewing! (And Happy Holidays!)

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another featured pattern at 50% off...

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Make a Large Hot Pad - 50% Off Sewing Pattern

Today's featured downloadable pattern is something for all of us who use large glass pans or casserole dishes. It's a quick and easy quilted hot pad measuring a generous 12” x 16”. Better than having to use two square hot pads, for sure.

Click on this link or on the photo below to go straight to the large hot pad sewing pattern in my Etsy shop. Then enter the super secret coupon code AUG15SPECIAL at check out to receive 50% off the PDF pattern.

Happy sewing! (And baking and cooking!)

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another featured pattern at 50% off...

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Make a Quick and Easy Corner Bookmark - 50% Off Sewing Pattern

Today's featured pattern is something for those who prefer holding a paper book over an ebook. It's a corner bookmark made from fabric!

Click on this link or the photo below to go straight to the corner bookmark sewing pattern in my Etsy shop. Then enter the super secret coupon code AUG14SPECIAL at check out to receive 50% off the pattern.

Happy sewing! (And reading!)

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another featured pattern at 50% off...

Friday, August 13, 2021

Make Your Own Sunflower Kitchen Potholder - 50% off Sewing Pattern

Today's featured pattern is something else we need at this time of year (well, anytime of the year really) - a sunflower potholder. Summer's not quite over yet!

Click on this link or the photo below to go straight to the sunflower potholder pattern in my Etsy shop. Then enter the super secret coupon code AUG13SPECIAL at check out to receive 50% off the pattern.

Happy sewing! (And cooking and baking and grilling!)

Come back tomorrow for yet another featured pattern at 50% off...

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Make Your Own Gardening Apron - 50% off Sewing Pattern

Today's featured pattern is something we need at this time of year, a gardening apron. It's a quick and easy sewing project that would also make a good teacher apron, kitchen apron, or sewing apron.

Click on this link or the photo below to go straight to the gardening apron pattern in my Etsy shop. Then enter the super secret coupon code AUG12THANKYOU at check out to receive 50% off the pattern.

Happy sewing! (And gardening!)

Come back tomorrow for yet another featured pattern at 50% off...

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Make Your Own Fabric Pot and Pan Protectors - 50% off Sewing Pattern

While it's Tutorial Tuesday, I don't have a new sewing or crafting project to show off, but I am thinking about you.

As a reward to all the blog readers who have patiently been waiting for new projects, I'm offering a different downloadable sewing pattern at 50% each day for the next seven days.

Each pattern is in a PDF format and can be viewed on your computer or device. You'll get step by step instructions, photos, and link to the tutorial video. Depending on the pattern, you may also get a template you can print onto paper. Like tomorrow's pattern, the pot and pan protector. These whip up pretty darn fast and work well to keep down the scratches when you're stacking your pans-pots-glass bowls. They're also great for the camp trailer and motorhome as your heading down the road.

For those of you who want to get a jump start on it now, tomorrow's 50% pattern sale is good for both today and tomorrow! Click on this link to go to the pan protector pattern in my Etsy shop and enter the super secret coupon code AUG11THANKYOU at check out.

Happy sewing, and check back on Thursday for a new 50% off pattern!

Monday, August 9, 2021

Sewing My Way Through Life

The last you heard from me I was in the middle of trying to get little foster kitties healthy and ready for adoption. From when I got the three boys as one day old kitties way back on May 7 until the time they left my home, it was a rough go for all of us. For them it was a life of oral antibiotics, antibiotic ointments, three separate rounds of oral anti-fungal medications, and never getting to leave the isolation room (AKA my bathroom). For me it was a whirlwind of multiple changes of clothes a day, boxes and boxes of disposable gloves, gallons of bleach, and containers of laundry detergent. When we finally got the ringworm at bay, they headed to Simply Cats' adoption floor. Unfortunately, two of the three have still not been adopted. So they sit - and play and run and climb - at Simply Cats as they continue to wait for a loving forever home. A bit of a bummer situation.

Only one thing to do to keep my mind off those kinds of things I have no control over...

Sew. Well, sew and write. And goodness, have I been doing a lot of both!

As for sewing, the popularity of the vaccination card holders I've been making has exceeded anything I could have ever imagined. As of today, I have sewn - and sold - 1,283 of them. Wow.

Sew, sew, and sew some more!

If you're interested in getting your own vaccination card cover, I have 100+ fabrics available over several listings:

It has been fulfilling being able to provide something to support the health and safety of individuals and the community.

I also have been writing sewing patterns. Lots and lots of patterns. I have several styles of vaccination card holder sewing patterns (notice a theme here?) but right now the most popular is this one right here:
But I'm not just all about vaccine card holders. I've also written:
I'm publishing new patterns weekly so I've been a busy gal. I also have a quilt shop picking up my patterns and selling them along with beautiful fabrics. Check out The Quilt Cow's Party in Your PJ's Facebook Lives on Wednesday evenings. So fun! They even have some other live shopping parties throughout the week. For me it's been fun to watch someone else working with my patterns.

Clearly this attempt-at-retirement thing isn't working for me!