Monday, August 9, 2021

New Quilting Clip Pouches, Zippered Bags and Needle books!

I just love a challenge. For some time I have been itching to try something new. One day I looked around and noticed that I have acquired an over abundance of fabrics. I love my pincushoins but they really don't require any real yardage. So I decided to try some zippered bags. When looking at other Etsy shops, I saw some really amazing pouches, so I knew that if I decided to add them to my shop, they had better be good and I needed my own personal Fiberluscious touch to make them fun and as always functional. So, I started with my Tula Pink Fabrics. Her large imagery just seems to tickle me. So I started with her Homemade collection. This pouch has a mini pincushion to use when traveling!
Then I saw this amazing Freda Kahlo fabric from the Viva Mexico Line. It's so fun and I love the colors! That line have some awesome companion prints which in turn, inspired a new needle book!
I found that quilting clips work so great when sewing long seams and adding zippers. I know, I know, I am the pincushion queen. But, those clips are really fun and easy to use for certain projects! I kept them in a hard plastic bowl. I often work late at night and fishing for clips sounded like noisy maracas! So I decided to create a small pouch and give it little side pockets so the clips were easy to grab. That inspired my cute, boxy zippered pouch for clips. They are so fun and a bit addictive to make!
Both bags can be purchased with or without a companion piece. The large zippered bags can be purchased with either a mini pincushion or a small needle book. I loved the pincushion but after some reflection, I wondered if a needle book might keep pins and needles a bit safer when traveling. All future large zippered bags now come with the needle book. If you want a mini pincushion, just ask!
The large zippered bags are approximately 10 inches wide and 9-10 inches deep. I put in a 3 inch gusset so your bag will stand up on its own when needed. Each bag is quilted and lined. I use a layer of cotton batting in between the layers so your electronics can travel safely. I hand stitch the lining closed. I use YKK zippers. Each zipper has a fun set of little charms. A simple lobster clasp makes the charms easy to remove. That enables you to wash your bag or pouch as needed. I recommend a surface or hand wash for little bits of dirt, but your bag can be thrown into a washing machine and dryer without fear of shrinkage. I prewash all my fabrics!
The little boxy clip containers are also quilted and lined and contain a fleece batting. They hold their shape so well. I added pockets into the sides. They makes it easy to put your clips right at hand instead of digging inside for each clip. They are approximately 5 inches long and 3 inches high and wide. They hold up to 150 clips without a problem! They come with or without a set of 7 clips, 2 large and 5 small. They are color coordinated and fun to use! This bag also comes with some fun charms and is washable but must be hand dried to help it keep its shape.
I must give a nod to the very talented and generous Anna Graham for sharing her wonderful tutorial on her blog, Noodlehead. Her "Open wide" zippered pouch inspired the design of my large pouches. The way the zipper is put in allows for easy access to the contents of your bag. I've adjusted the size and lined and quilted my fabrics. I added a handle and the cute clasps, but it's her genious that inspired me enough to give bag making a try. Check out her shop and tutorials at noodle-head.com. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. You might be there for a while! Just look at how much stuff fits in these bags!
Its hard for me to keep them in stock but right now I have 5 bags in my Etsy Shop, Fiberluscious. The large bags are $20 for the pouch alone or just $25 for the pouch and needle book. The cute boxy clip containter is $18 for the bag and $20 for the bag and clips together! If you don't see the bag you want in my shop, just ask! I'd be happy to make one for you in the fabric and style you like! I hope you stop by and check them out. I have modern prints, bright motifs, tradional designs ... something for everyone! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, following my Pinterest boards and for everyone who has supported my shop. I often think that I have the best job on the planet, outside of being a grandma to some amazing grand kids! I'll try not to be a stranger. I still haven't shared my new carded pin collections with you! Bye of rnow! Jill

Sunday, March 28, 2021

I'm Back!

Where do I even start. Well, perhaps an apology is the best place. I'm so sorry its been so long... a whole year. Its been a crazy one indeed. From Covid to On-line school for the grand daughters to well, like, its just been busy. I want to thank all of my many new Etsy customers. It was so busy in my shop! I was stunned. I guess being stuck at home iwth a sewing machine and kids means that many of you deserved a new pincushion. I'll try to share some of my favorites here. I did have a computer crash and lost a lot of files, but I'll do my best. I have so much to share! The above pincushion is from a lovely collection called Farm Fresh, by Moda. I added a sweet crochet daisy from Crane Crochet. Isn't it fun! My newest creation is from that same line. This pretty quilted and zippered pouch is 9 inches high and 8 inches wide.
I am so ready to try some new things. I have been making myself sewing bags and pouches and wanted to share some of them with you. Here is one with its own Mini-Travel Pincushion....featuring fabrics from Carrie Bloomston called Wonder. She is so playful and fun. Each bag is $18. If you would like the mini pincushion, it is available as a set for $25.
These bags are great for holding all your sewing supplies. I can get my 10" Mundail in them! Check out my Etsy Shop and see all the new designs. I have tried to make one for just about anyone in any style. I'm just getting started. You see.. I also was busy orderin on-line during the lock down and oh my, I have so much fabric!!! Here is a fun bag with 2 matching pincushions. One is full size and you can find it in my Etsy Shop. The other comes along with a zippered bag. This fabric makes me happy!
I can't believe I didn't post about my Bee-Utiful Pincushions. I did share the 1st version in June. I ended up have 4 different styles and after making nearly 200 of them last year, (really!) I am sad to say I have a few scraps left of that fabric line.
That line inspired these fun bee pincushions
I have lots of new pin sets. I decided to add little assortments on a card. Not everyone needs 10 pins and if you buy them for yourself, you really might not want a gift box. So check out these assortments. The little pins are $9 and larger pin assortments are $10. They still make fun gifts. I see little lucite flower decorative pins in so many shops. I wanted to add them to my shop because they are so fun and bright. I found some pretty little Tulip flower beads and they are just so much prettier than any picture can show. I have some little glass flowers and some tiny millefiori pins. If you want a sampler of these little pins, that is also available!
I still love my standard size pins. I founds some really sweet new styles. I put them on cards so if you want to add to an existing collection, you can. The polymer clay pins are bright and lightweight. These TeaPot pins are really gorgeous. I have fallen in love with balls in glass and semiprecious stones. I even have some made of lava for some aroma therapy! A small assortment is also available. It includes any pins you see in my shop. If you want something special...Just ask!
Some of my new customer favorites are also my own. I love the Everything Cherry and Cherry Lemonade fabric Lines. They are bright and remind me of vintage fabrics. Here are my new all stars...
Well, I'm afraid I'm going to over load this blog post and crash this post. I just have so much to share with you. I'll be back soon. I hope you are all healthy and that this past year has not only given you strength in it challenges, but also blessings in some true family time. I hope you have aso been creative. Please share your thoughts with me and my readers. I hope to post more often. I hope to get some tutorials up some day. I miss making them. I thank you for stoppoing by! Jill

Friday, March 20, 2020

For the Birds!




Hello to all! Hope everyone is doing well, staying creative, feeling hopeful and staying healthy. Things here are fine. Glad to have an "in home" job with my Etsy shop. Finding things to do is not a problem for me. Finding enough time with everyone else home.... well, I'm sure you can relate. Nice to have some company.

I have been working on these new Floral Pet Pincushions. The next batch coming includes Birds! I love bird watching. Spending so much time outside with my pup, Jordy, gives me an opportunity to see who is singing and what they look like. This month, the Robins have returned. Oh that makes me so happy. I had to start with this Robin print. Hope you love it too.
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I used a wonderful line of fabrics called Flower Market from Riley Blake. I picked it up on Etsy at SojoFabric. I made a few pincushions from it. I'm so sad to see it gone. Just when I find a great all around fabric, it goes out of print.


Love that crochet flower on top? It came from Crane Crochet. She is so great to work with and does some amazing crochet.

Well back to my bird prints. More are on the way but here is a Cardinal and a Blue Bird Pincushions. They are currently in my Etsy shop.
Take a look at the pins that come along with these cuties! Hand blown glass bird pins come along with each pincushion!


Here are the new bird and dog pincushions just added to my Esty shop Fiberluscious-
We have a sweet Budgie, Callie the Collie Dog and last but not least, the Blue Pitta Bird Pincushion. I love them all!


Lets all be safe
Be Creative
Be Kind
and Be Healthy!

Jill

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Clearly Cute!!!



I love my pin assortments in my Fiberluscious Shop.
Its hard to pick a favorite, flowers? holiday? hearts? I love them all!

As adorable as they are, they can't travel alone. They have always been safe and sweet in a pretty glossy white gift box with a big, organdy ribbon bow.
I sent them along in a felt ball that was either embroidered or beaded. so they would have a nice trip to their new home.


Then I saw these adorable felt flowers on Etsy. Claudia sells them in her shop, Crafty Wool Felt


They were going to be perfect, but they needed a new box. I can fit pins in a glossy box with the flower, but I wanted this to be a great gift for someone who sews. I found my answer when buying my shipping supplies.

A Cute Little Clear box!
Its 2 inches square and 2 inches high. When the pins sit on top of the flower they just pop up for everyone to see!


There are so many pins to choose from. My Deluxe Assortments include, Halloween, Holiday, Hearts and Flowers, Jewelry Inspired Pins and the fun Birds and Bees sets. They come with pretty felt stars, embroidered or beaded felt balls or a sweet felt heart. I love them all!



My standard assortments are anything but standard! Like everything in my shop, I focus on quality, craftsmanship and cuteness!
Choose from these $15 assortments- Flowers, Millefiori or a full assortment including a bit of everything.


Here is a little overview of how to order. Then just stop by my shop and choose the pins you want to have!


Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you can pop over to my shop. I have lots of new pincushions to show you. Pick out something great for yourself or for someone you love!
Happy Creating!
Jill