Day 6 – Home Again

Travel is hard. But I’m finally home after taping the Con Crunch Challenge! I can’t wait for you all to see it.

I have some holiday sewing and much more to start as soon as I am home.

This is a picture on the set of the show, which is produced by the same company that makes Quilting Arts magazine. They had copies of the issue in the office which was exciting.

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Day 4 – Favorite Tools (and a sale!)

I have so many favorite tools, and it just so happens that I make them too. When I first was asked to teach smocking techniques, I knew I had to find an easier way to make the marking parts faster and easier. Then as I started teaching smocking, I wanted to tell my students about the amazing uses for Beeswax on their threads. Then I started making that too!

On the garment making side, I love glitz and glitter, but didn’t want actual glitter on my fabrics. (Who would?) But the Sew Much Cosplay Power Shine HTV glitter and foil is AMAZING and shed free!

Here’s the good news about my favorite tools… They are on SALE! Now through Dec 6th, use the coupon code HOLIDAY2019 and get free shipping on orders over $50. PLUS, there’s super limited edition bundles that include some pretty awesome discounts! If you ever wanted to stock up, or get those heavy shipping items, now is the time! Head there now!

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Day 3 – Machines, Mermaids, and More!

Today is all about showing your machine, and while I sew on my BERNINA 750 QE normally, I thought I would show you this machine I picked up at an auction for $8! So many of us collect machines that are decorative for our homes, but this is the first Illinois machine I ever found.

I’m in Colorado at the taping for our new season of Con Crunch. If you didn’t know, I’m the host of a cosplay show. It’s a bit different to be on the hosting side and not in the “talent” end. It’s a great show about the challenges facing various cosplayers while they finish their costumes last minute.

This cosplay costume of mine is pretty special. I made the tail for an episode of Its Sew Easy, and the corset was from a different project. My mom (who recently passed away) loved mermaids, and I do wish she could have seen me in this cosplay.

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Day 2 – On the road again!

I know it’s hard to believe, but I have one more event before the end of the year! There’s a hint above in this picture….

This week, I’ll be posting from the road, and I’m also trying to get my end of year business financials done. This should be pretty interesting to those of you who have followed my previous year’s financial data releases. I’m interested to see some of the analysis myself.

In the blog challenge prompts, today is to show us your sewing spaces! As you may know, every year I run a Spring Clean Your Studio Blog hop, and my studio is NOT clean right now, so here’s a pic from when it was…

I still need to clean up and clean out. As a matter of fact, there’s some changes afoot at the ol’ Circle K here, and I have to do a major “DESTASH” soon, as I have to start condensing my studios from 3 to 2 very soon. More on that development as it comes.

Be sure to follow along with everyone else on the #31dayblogchallenge2019 here!

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Day 1 – Introduction and Welcome to the Blog Writing Challenge!

Hello and welcome to the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge! This is the fifth year I have hosted this challenge! Wow. Time really flies.

I’m Cheryl and I’ve been doing this blog since 2006 and run my business since 2010. I’m so excited that this year I have prompts for the blog challenge because I sometimes need to lean on another idea if I’m stumped.

So I’m mainly known for heirloom sewing and fabric manipulation techniques and also lights in textiles. Two very different things.

If you are new to the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge: WELCOME! Be sure to list your blog here so we can follow along with everyone else.

I hope you enjoy the fun things in store for 2019’s blog challenge and have a great time!

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