Sew, Fun and Done!

For 2 days, Monday and Tuesday I could finish all these....
Can't believe it though! Because this is the first time, hehe..
This is the 'Circle Geese' block I made for Felicity from Sew & Bee Happy, my new bee group.
These 2 blocks will send to Debbie, one of my friend from the previous Bee group I attended, 'Bee Addicted'. A little behind to send her since I supposed to do that last month. Sorry, Deb!
Debbie will make a complete quilt from blocks we sent her and it will go to a fundraiser for children in foster care & protective custody there.

And the last one...
I sew something new for my shop :)

Truly yesterday was 'Sew, Fun and Done' day !


Circle of Geese Block and a New Tote

Last night I gave it a try for making this Circle of Geese block (actually still on a quarter circle) using paper piecing with left over scraps. It was a 'practice block' before I really sew today for Felicity. She's one of my new 'Sew & Bee Happy' friend.
October is her block.

I also add a new tote on my shop.

This white floral on blue Tote with a lovely tie front accent is made from high quality Indonesian batik cotton and muslin. It hold a lot, but isn't too big! That's the most I love from this bag.
For accompany your day to a library..it's perfect! The tote could carry couples of books inside.


I love sewing, not cuting.

Yes, that's true..
I love sewing but not cutting! What about you? Lately I also feel more comfortable to cut with a scissor than rotary cutter. Enjoy the 'smooth' movement so much.

Because of the 'cutting issue' ..
I made these pouch this week , less cutting than if I made bags or quilts :)


24 hours a day...sometimes not enough!

I often feel that way .. especially on the beginning of each week.
Like this Monday, since early in the morning until 4 pm I had to move from one place to another, take and pick up kids, daily check to the preschool, daily household chores, some errands, etc....except touch my sewing machine! No time for it.

I don't know how to achieve my goal in making at least 3 items each week for my shop.
Hopefully having a new 'Etsy Holiday Boot Camp' buddy Lisa from Waterpathdesign would encourage me to do better.

Last weekend I finally able to complete making these 2 Autumn bags, need a whole week to sew both of the bags. I bought the Autumn leaves and acorn pattern fabric last year, just found it on my pile of fabrics.

For this clutch I used Indonesian batik cloth. The finishing of this batik fabric is really special. When you touch it.....the fine protruding fibers on the surface would give you a feeling of 3 dimension shape of the pattern, slightly rough but beautiful indeed.
At this moment ...I feel very sleepy. Couldn't write anymore, so...goodnight to you :)


I now join "Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp"

Maybe I'm a bit late to join this fun event on Etsy,
but it's ok..I'm starting now :)

and this is my pledge:

I, Hennyseashell, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

Hopefully get many new friends, at least 1 'Etsy boot camp buddy' to keep us both moving forward and encouraging each other .

Would you want to join, too? Visit here..


First Monday of October

Last week was not good days for me and family, especially about our health. One by one, get cough and fever. We spent the whole weekend just at home.
Today my kids are getting better except my hubby. He got very bad flu.
Staying at home all Monday morning with the little one..I tried to finished Rachel's Bee Addicted August block.
I'm a little behind on this :(
These are wonky houses for her.

My Philippines friend, Melanie sent me this package.
A bunch of beauty! She sent me a lot of 'I spy' fabrics too! So sweet of her.
Really glad to have it all :) Thanks, Melanie!