Monday, February 4, 2013

Another Felt Sewing Weekend : :

Good morning! So much sewing went down here over the weekend, especially yesterday! Since I reopened my etsy shop early last month, it's been remarkably busy and amazing!! The last few weekends have been spent working on an assembly line of crown making, with this past weekend being the busiest yet! I know that many of those orders begin here, and I thank you for that!

Having some finished Fox Pillows to share is always something I look forward to. I finished up three late last week, with three more almost finished to be listed in my shop very soon!

Mr. Fox

A Mr. Fox finished with this wonderful, aqua print I stashed awhile ago from The Intrepid Thread. I have it in both this aqua and in a yellow. I do love it!

Aqua Back

This Fox is on a personal favorite, new felt color that I just ordered. It's named Baby Blue, but it definitely reads less blue, more pale aqua to me. I love it! This one is for a friend that I've made right here through this blog. She's expecting her first baby very soon!! YAY!

Fox Pillow

I finished the back in some fun patchwork I had left over from my Patchwork Baby Letter Quilt. I hope you like it, Elise!!

Patchwork Back

Other than those fun foxes, it was all about crowns! This was the stack waiting to be finished Sunday morning!

Sunday Crown Making

Seventeen were for one customer, a 3 year old's Birthday Party with lots of lollipop appliques!

Lollipop Crowns

Thank goodness my best friend came over Friday to help with all my cutting! And, for my little Sunday helper, who would match up the finished crown with the right envelope!

My Sunday Helper!

I ran myself right out of most of the supplies I need to make these crowns, so today I'm going to restock and finish up my QAYG quilt, finally!!!

Happy Monday!  Maureen

30 comments:

Elsa said...

What could it be that happened? Inquiring minds want (need) to know!!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Ooops! I'm not sure what happened, but it's fixed now! Sorry Elsa!! ;)

Elsa said...

WOW ~ that's pretty exciting ~ 17 crowns for 1 order! It's nice to have helpful friends too!

Meg - Lilybird Stitches said...

Doesn't it feel great to be so wonderfully productive?

Also. Your couch and window? Inspiring. Time to step things up at Chez Fahrenbach :)

sandyb said...

Can I say OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I wasn't so productive or really not productive at all this weekend - I stained bears and took pictures of carvings. My husband carved his first owl. You are so awesome and so talented. I have to get in gear and try making something with felt. It looks wonderful. Love your couch decorations and the one in the middle is precious!!!!

Have a great week.

kristin said...

You are a MACHINE! So amazing how productive you are - glad you had some help this weekend though. Adorable stuff, all of it. :)

eholst said...

Yay! I love love love it! Can't wait to be able to get a picture of Squirt. with his/her fox pillow! I blame the pregnancy, but I may or may not have cried when I saw this today :D
P.S. I spy an "Elise" crown. Glad to know that there are more of us out there!

Cynthia Taylor said...

Awesome job Moe!! You are machine xxx

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you so much for helping me, Cynthia!! You're the best!! :)

Kelster H said...

Can you do adult crowns as well?!

Just thinking hen parties.... :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I do lots of adult crowns -- bride to be, baby shower, birthday, etc! I just need that specified, so I can make the crown sides a little longer. :) I made one for a woman who turned 100 recently -- AMAZING!!

pasqueflower said...

Wow!!! What a lot of crowns!! Love the fox pillows, too. What fun to have a helper for your big project.

Leigh-Anne Jones said...

Yours crowns are fab! What a great idea, my 2 year is all princess at the moment so one of these would be great! xx

Sarah said...

Adorable, especially your little helper there! =D

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for being busy, love the cushions and that's quite the pile of crowns going on there, no wonder you needed a helper!

Mar GarcĂ­a said...

What a productive weekend! Love the fox pillow.

Annette said...

Mr. fox is always a delight to see on any background! Thank goodness for friends big and small who are willing to help you out!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

My daughter loves hers! She has several now, but also one that's her very favorite. We use them for celebrations, special days, and for dress-up! :)

Kathleen said...

Everything looks really cute and fun!! Congratulations to you on all the success!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Wow, I never would have thought of this! If you posted those crowns too you would probably need to hire an assistant Maureen:) You are a machine, lady!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I feel like a machine!! My friend and I did discuss the idea of me actually advertising for these crowns somewhere, like a popular party site, etc..and if I could handle it if I were this busy all the time? It's definitely something to think about. :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you! They are a lot of work, but totally worth it!! :)

Emily said...

The fox pillow is so adorable!

shobs said...

Maureen
Your couch cushions are so colourful and decorative. Love them as also your enthusiasm.

Suzanne said...

You do such beautiful work! I pinned your fox pillows a couple of months ago, so it was such good news to hear that you are now selling them in an Etsy shop. They are adorable! Thank you for your kind words on my blog this morning! - Suzanne

Laurel09 said...

I see the crown that I ordered for my little sister sitting in the midst of those birthday crowns and it looks great -- I'm so excited for her to get it! Thank you for getting through orders so quickly! (And yay for productive weekends... or really productive any time!)

SIMPLESEW said...

I bought this aqua when you posted it, We've come along way girlfriend... lets chat again soon. I am posting you today with all my other party goers for my blogaversary.. love ya

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Ohhh my, as if that cute fox with the gorgeous aqua fabric weren't amazing enough, you wow us some more with awesome felt crown photos!!!

**nicke... said...

gorgeous! i wish i could be a cutting helper too! ;) xox

Tara said...

This fox is so cute!! You did a great job