Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Katy's Daisy Hedgehog

Katy over at Lethargic Lass recently did a post on my Daisy Hedgehog Sewing Pattern, click here and you can read all about it. I love her fabric choices, don't you?

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sewing Basics Video, Clipping the Edges

I've been working on some videos for my Jennifer Jangles You Tube channel, here's one on clipping edges. Clipping is very important when you are sewing curved edges or corners. Watch and learn.

Have a great day,

Friday, April 10, 2015

Petunia Peacock Pin Keep

Ellyn Zinsmeister sewed up the cutest version of Petunia Peacock, don't ya just love her fabric choices? She had so much fun that she's going to be teaching Petunia Peacock and Daisy Hedgehog this summer at Stitched with Love in McKinney, TX.  Be sure to follow Ellyn on Instrgram, you can see her Daisy there as well.

Thanks Ellyn!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sewing Basics Video, Turning Tips and Techniques

I've been working on some videos for my Jennifer Jangles You Tube channel, here's one on turning little things right sides out. Here are some of my techniques.

Have a great day,

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hedgehog Sewing Pattern Review by Sew Stitching Happy

Cassie over at Sew Stitching Happy sewed up a Daisy Hedgehog recently, click here is you want to see her finished and read a review about the pattern.

It turned out so cute, thanks Cassie!

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Zoom Zoom and Lucy

Hello! This is the last post of my Six Weeks of Softies Projects. I just had to shoot these guys out side like they were on the road. The car pattern has been in the works for awhile but for some reason he just hasn't made it to the press yet. The camper just came along after the car was complete.

I have been looking for a new camper to remodel for some time now, I just can't find the right one. I guess I will just sew them until I can find "the one". 

 I decided on Zoom Zoom and Lucy for the name. Lucy was our first camper....

Otis and Ruby found it very exciting that I was out lying in the driveway taking pictures of Zoom Zoom Look closely in the next two pictures...

 There was a dog chase going on in the yard because my photo shoot was so exciting.

Now I am searching for my next challenge..... this was so much fun! Thank you Sew Mama Sew for inspiring me.

Have a great day!

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Sewing Machine Softie

Day Two of my Six Weeks of Softies Challenge. I know I already have a Sewing Machine Softie Pattern. But I wanted a smaller pin cushion version. This guys is only 7 inches tall. It's sewn out of BugaPalooza fabric.

I sewed up a few other projects for the challenge, you can see yesterday's here and I have one more tomorrow.

Have a great day!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Globe Softie

Hey Hey,  Over at the Sew Mama Sew Blog they are having a contest called Six Weeks of Softies. It came with perfect timing because I have been trying out some new pattern ideas and this contest gave me the creative stretch I was needing. I'll admit I have a very practical side and it's hard for me to make things that are not really of use. Weird right? But I am doing my best to work on that and just sew for sewing's sake. 

I asked Nik and the boys what I should sew.... Nik being a Geography Professor said a world, I took it a step further and decided that a globe would be a fun challenge. I will warn you there are loads of pictures ahead....

I got a lot of jokes about my continents from the boys, who have both turned out to be geography geeks. C'mon it's fabric! I did the map in my style, not as exact as some folks in my family would have liked. :)

Plus I love a challenge, I work better when there is a challenge involved. After sewing for this one, I think I will be looking for more, it was super fun.

Wondering how I got it to stand up? I had one of these button racks left from when I sold my buttons to stores. I bent all of the hooks inward to make it smaller on top. Then I was able to slide it in to the world and stuff around it. Once it was inside and all set I bent the main post over a bit to get the right tilt. It does still turn, that was a nice surprise!

Thanks for hanging in there on this super long post! I sewed up a few other projects for the challenge, they are coming to the blog over the next few days.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Creativity Tips - Creativity in the Morning

Did you know most people are usually more creative in the mornings before all those things you have to do creep in to your head? I do my best to get to a local coffee shop a few times a month to draw and drink coffee while I am still waking up. Try something creative first thing in the morning and let me know if you can see a difference.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Studio Updates

It got warm here, in a weird way one day it was 40 and then the next it was 86. I guess were missing the 70's this year. It's also been raining like crazy, and so I have basically had a mud puddle outside my studio door for a while now.

The plan is to have a cute little garden outside the door. That's as far as I have gotten...I have been scouring pinterest for ideas but for now I am overwhelmed with possibility so I will do nothing.

Well nothing except my little walkway, I knew I needed it. And with Ruby (in the previous photo) next to me the whole time, I was able to do some terracing. She helped me dig. She likes to find tree roots because they are buried sticks and when your a dog it doesn't get better than that.

So now I have a little walkway, I'm still collecting a few rocks to finish off the front. I'll keep you posted on the planting, if it stays warm much longer, I won't be able to stay out of the garden centers for long.

Have a great day,

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Embroidery Sneak Peek

A lot of you have been asking about my embroidery lately, I've been posting some on Instagram. I am in the final stages of getting some PDF patterns finished. This is my favorite right now, it's an 18 x 18 pillow top. I'm sewing the border on it today.

Stay tuned for some fun embroidery posts coming.....

Have a great day,

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sewing Basics Video, Filling with Fiberfill

I've been working on some videos for my Jennifer Jangles You Tube channel, here's one on filling with fiberfill. Hopefully I'm giving you some good tips to help when you are stuffing your softies.

Have a great day,

Friday, March 20, 2015

Calculating Yardage, Fractions to Decimals

Here's a handy dandy reference guide for when you are calculating your sewing projects and yardage.  You can pin this on Pinterest and then when you need to remember what the decimal equivalent is to the fraction of an 1/8 yard it's all right here!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bunny Applique Mini Quilt

As promised, my Bunny Appliqué Project is finished! Why is it that hand stitching always takes longer than planned?  This little quilt is 12" x 14". All of the appliqué pieces can be found here.
Square sizes are as follows;
Bunny Squares 6 1/2"W x 7 1/2"H
Carrot Squares 2 3/4"W x 7 1/2"H
Patterned Squares 4"W x 7 1/2"H

After appliquéing the bunnies and carrots to the corresponding squares, I used an appliqué stitch to go around them with coordinating thread. I decided to quilt it by hand stitching with embroidery floss. 

If you decide to make a bunny quilt show me on instagram,  #jenniferjangles

If you're new to appliqué, here is a tutorial on the basics.


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