I love Christmas! Besides the general hustle and bustle and trimming the tree, I really love collecting and especially making presents. I generally have to start early, but there are always a few left to rush at the last minute, which adds to the excitement.
I added a couple patterns this week. The “Sunflower Power” pattern is quite dramatic with its 3D folded petals and leaves but honestly quite quick for a gift. Most of the Platter Pads are quick, too, and won’t be found anywhere else! Another great gift in the “Ironing Board Saddlebags”–even those who don’t SEW may actually iron. (Not me.) However, I hear some people do, and it’s a quick gift.
The “Fleece as White as Snow–or Not” just added last week turns a red sweatshirt of ANY size into a Santa jacket very quickly. It’s so cute for children or maybe fun-loving adults. The back has an appliqué for a juggling snowman, which could be used on the front of a sweatshirt, too, It’s a versatile pattern and just as appropriate to wear in Jan. and Feb. snow as at Christmastime. I’ve even made a black one with leopard fleece for a teen who’s too cool to look like Santa.
I’m very close to uploading a denim “Snow Family” skirt. I have a very unusual way to sew a skirt for ANY size, with a drawstring or elastic waist and fun appliqués that can be used many ways. Look for it this weekend. It’s darling with boots and you’ll get lots of attention for your “wearable art.”
I’ve just extended the 2018go coupon code, so please share my website link and the code for $3 discount with any of your friends who sew. I’m eager to find creative sewers!
…and ready for a peek at the completely operational http://www.sewgocreate.com website? After shopping ’til dropping, I hope you’re ready to sit down and surf a bit. I’ve updated and tweaked and tested all weekend. The files are ready to fly through the ether to your computer. The Paypal (with credit card choice) is working. I even just added another generously sized Platter Pad that’s very easy to sew and very cute–Santa’s belly pushing its way up the chimney!
At this point I’m asking my followers to please start spreading the link to my site along with a coupon; using 2018GO gives the customer a $3.00 discount, so please send it to anyone you know who sews or quilts. Tell her (or him) I’m continuing to edit my patterns and just this week have designed three new ones. So look me up and look often for new ones.
P.S. For a fun quilting idea, make a teeny 2″ quilt (paper-pieced patterns readily available on internet) and recreate it into a brooch! It’s a great use of tiny scraps and a great little gift.
It was a success. I had a great time meeting some artists and other quilters.
Greetings to my new followers!! Thanks so much for your interest!
Look for sales and coupons for my followers as a thank-you! I’ll also add a page of sewing tips when I have time, so keeping watching.
Thanks for joining me! I’m sew excited to start sharing my tips and selling inexpensive and usually very easy digital quilting and sewing patterns. I hope to keep up a weekly chat. (No way will I annoy you with a blog every day!) I give simple instructions and shortcuts for quilts, wall hangings, throws, runners, also skirts, decorated sweatshirts, platter pads, aprons, totes, appliques, and small gift items, with occasional free patterns, such as the traditional Apple Core quilt. Stay tuned!
“Well begun is half done”–Aristotle–is quoted often by my husband, and I really hope it’s the case! Wish me luck in 2019, everyone. Follow me if you want to see the updates!
Libby Christensen of Christensen Creations