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May 29, 2020
Don't Blink Poncho #2 from Becca's Crazy Projects

I recently shared my first Don't Blink Poncho. After looking at it for a week, I decided I needed to make another so at least some of the wording would be right-side up.

While the fabric has that tossed/scrambled look, I think it looks better on this one than the last.

Here they are side-by-side. The left is the first one I made (I think the words look upside down). The right is the second one (I think the words look right-side up). Now I have to figure out what to do with one of them. I certainly ...

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May 20, 2020
Don't Blink Poncho from Becca's Crazy Projects

Continuing to work on projects that I have just waiting I decided to make a poncho using this fun Doctor Who fabric I bought on sale last year. A print this size deserves to be something big that doesn't chop up the print. 
The first thing I had to do was clean off some of this workspace. Cutting fabric for quilting isn't difficult with less space, but when it comes to cutting fleece for garment sewing I need room and less clutter. 
Afterwards there was space to work and and think. Sometimes the clutter gets in the way ...

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November 20, 2019
Machine Embroidery from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've had my eye on this machine embroidery design for a while now. I have plenty of gamer friends that would use one of these fun and easy to take along dice trays. 
Two layers of durable vinyl and some fun embroidery make this a quick and durable project, perfect for gift giving. The design is from String Theory Fabric Art. Direct link.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
Fiskars 4-inch Curved Craft Scissors
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Magna-Glide bobbins (absolutely the best for my embroidery machine)
KAM snaps
Pellon Stitch-N-Tear

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November 18, 2019
Geeky Sewing from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been thinking about adding an applique Gengar (you can do a Google search for Gengar Pokemon to learn more) to a small project bag for a while. Over the last few weeks I've been working on the machine embroidery design. Creating your own applique designs can be both rewarding and frustrating. 
It took four tries for me to get to a point I thought it worthwhile to stitch one of these onto anything beyond muslin. It still isn't perfect, but I was going to end up throwing it all in the trash if I didn't ...

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