How is it October (almost) already? September FLEW by!
Over the past week, the sewing machine has remained dismantled and the parts needed to fix it are on their way (bought two just in case the problem happens again in the future). The loaner has been great, but my bobbins don't fit in it since it is quite old - it's difficult to work with just one bobbin!
Instead of sitting and waiting for the part to arrive, I bought some new fabrics for Halloween and winter holidays. While I didn't have the energy to make everything today, I certainly made progress with making patterns and cutting fabric today. Here are the fabrics:
All of the shop's Halloween toys
should probably be done by now, since it's almost October, but there are still a couple in the works. I finished a candy corn toy, which is the first toy in the shop with one of our new fabric tags sewn into the seam; looks pretty cool! My camera is on loan, so I can't list this one yet, but here is the basic idea (it's not blurry in person!)
Candy corn catnip toy with our label!
I realize the color order choice is non-traditional when it comes to candy corn (which is usually yellow, orange, and white), but I am really happy with how cute this came out, and think the message of "hey I'm a piece of candy corn" still comes through in the design colors. Also, I'm confident cats will have fun playing with it!
It must be fall
Here's hoping that the parts will arrive this week so I can get my sewing machine back up and running... time to get a move on the Christmas toys in October! I guess that sums up all the odds and ends over the past week in the shop.
Looking forward to a great new month ahead (and a working machine!)