Rain Walk Fabric, sewing

Jill’s Christmas Stocking

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

It’s getting to be Christmas time! We decided on holding off on cutting down a tree for another week or so. I’m excited to go get one though. So in the mean time, I had a stocking to make! It took me about 3 years to get around to making this stocking for my niece, Jillian. I loved making it for her! In between Thanksgiving meal prep and sleep I managed to embroider her name and then finished sewing up the stocking this week.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

I totally dragged my feet on this one because Jillian is a relatively long name, and I’m terribly slow at embroidery. I remember when I made them for my family and then my brother’s family and then my nephew that the names took forever! I love the look of it though, and having your name on your stocking is pretty much at the top of anyone’s Christmas list. I got secret intel from my mom that I could probably get away with just ‘Jill’. She calls herself that and writes her name so cute already, so I leapt for joy at being able to skip a few letters! It looks so cute and I think my embroidery skills have maybe improved just a bit since the last one. yay for that!

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

The actual sewing of the stocking came together so quick, so if you need a stocking you still have plenty of time! I used my own tutorial (forgive it’s wee inconsistencies as it’s a 6-year-old tutorial), but it worked great. I eliminated the small strip under the name to match the one I made for my nephew.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

Using my fabric, Rain Walk, was definitely a treat! There might be some shops that still have some in stock, check here at Cloud9 for a list of quilt shops. I was so excited as I went through my mental catalog of fabric and realized this print would be perfect. The little bit of quilting in green mimicking the ripple shapes made me so happy. Instead of doing ribbon and a button I threw on some leather with a rivet. So slick if I do say so.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

I also wanted to say a huge thank you for your support of my sale. I sold out of my leather which I am so excited about, but am hoping to get all colors back in stock within the next week or two.  I might have to do a little something fun for those who missed out on getting some during the sale. 😉

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

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Thankful Sale 2016

thankful sale 2016 - noodlehead

Just a quick hello and a huge thank you to every single one of you! I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for this awesome sewing community and all it’s encouragement – that’s you! I’m having my 5th annual sale on all my PDF patterns and leather items (3/4″-wide and 1″-wide in various lengths and colors) in my shop! Wahoo! From today through Sunday, November 27th (11:59pm CST) all PDF patterns and leather items are 20% off.

This is the first time the Makers Tote, Petal Pouch, and Compass Bag patterns have been on sale! And the first time I’m offering my leather on sale. Yippy! For the leather please know that the discount applies while supplies last, some colors are low in stock, but some I can replenish – if the item you want is out of stock please check back the following day.

No coupon code necessary, all prices reflect discount.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you!

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Making: Wool + Wax Tote

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

Today the new issue of Making: FAUNA is available! I’m excited to be a part once again. In the last issue my Petal Pouches were included (you can now find the pattern for them here) and I’m happy to have this Wool + Wax Tote pattern in the new issue, Fauna.

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

If you’ve been reading here long enough, you’ll notice this is based on the tote I made earlier this year for my mom’s birthday present. And of course you already know that I love a basic tote! If I go anywhere further than a local trip I always bring a basic tote with me. I like to pack up a sketchbook and my notebook, a bunch of brush pens and pencils, books, magazines, and whatever else to keep me entertained. I like keeping things separate rather than trying to stuff things into my purse. Of course it’s great to use as your main purse as well, just depends what you like!

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

I loved playing with these materials together. The wool for the main tote was one I purchased from Drygoods Design a while back, the waxed canvas I purchase mainly from AL Frances Textiles, and the leather handles are available in my shop. I really enjoy using these timeless materials that I know will stand the test of time as well as being something that is seasonless and can be worn throughout the year. Of course feel free to mix up the materials to your liking,but I do encourage you to try something new perhaps. A nice canvas is always a great option for totes, the black sample is a super sturdy canvas.

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

I’m excited that I have a few copies of Making for sale in my shop. I don’t have many and last time Making magazine as a whole sold out rather quickly I think! It’s available only in print, so that makes it kind of fun and special, too. Of course there are many other great projects in the magazine as well. There are knitting projects, crafts, embroidery, all from makers that you probably already know. I’m honored to have contributed this small part.

Making: Wool + Wax Tote - Noodlehead

Image courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge