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how to iron fleece

Fleece is a pretty cool fabric. You can leave the edges raw, and it still looks nice. Its forgiving if you mess up a bit. Its fluffy. But, it is awful when it gets wrinkled. And what a bummer when you order some fleece online, and it arrives as a wrinkly mess. After melting my share of fleece, I’ve finally figured out a way to iron it that doesn’t ruin it!

First, here is a wrinkled piece of a future yellow chick.ironfleece2

Next, get a spare washcloth, and make it damp. You can also spray it with a water bottle. Bonus points if its Spiderman themed. Cover the fleece with the damp washcloth.

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With an iron on medium heat, gently iron over the top. Check the fleece frequently to see how the progress is going. When all the wrinkles are gone, be sure to lay the fleece flat somewhere to cool down.

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And now you don’t have to pull your hair out that your fleece is all wrinkled!

almost christmas vacation

Can you believe its almost a week until Christmas? We’ve been in a holiday spirit for several weeks here, with lots of hot chocolate and candy canes, Christmas cartoons, shopping, friend dates, and breakfasts for dinner. I am very excited to do all those things with family soon.

And as much as I love making things, it will be nice to take a little break from sewing too! If you are in the market for a handmade stuffed animal or cute Christmas cards, be sure to get your order in today!

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new hats

I like to have multiple projects going on. If I’m making card kits all day, I need to take a sewing break. If I’m making a quilt, I need to take some drawing breaks. This also usually results in separate messes all over the room, but you can’t win em all.

My newest obsession is hat making. I made a hat, took it apart, and repeated that 4 times before I found a pattern I actually liked. I made a big pom pom for my hat, and Jon gets the green one, which I will gladly pom pom with his approval.

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Hopefully it will stay cooler a little bit longer so we can take a cute picture together in our matching hats!

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new in the shop: redwork holiday cards

I am generally a firm believer that each holiday has its time. This is probably because I have a November birthday. I like to celebrate my birthday, then Thanksgiving, and then it can be Christmas music time. BUT it is time to start thinking about any gifts you need to make. If you start those after Thanksgiving, you may not finish in time. Plus, working on gifts and crafts in these early evenings is sort of what fall is all about, right?

So by that logic, now is the time to begin working on these cards! I am really happy with these classic redwork designs. Those deer cards are selling like gingerbread cookies at Christmas, or hotcakes, whichever you prefer. Find them in the shop now.

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new in the shop: pumpkin bracelets

One of my earliest obsessions was tiny things. Making little bitty clay foods. Dollhouses. Basically the more miniature, the better. Which is probably one of the many reasons I like making these little fabric bracelets. Sure, you could sew a large pumpkin. But why not sew a tiny wee pumpkin, and then wear it around? You can find these pumpkin bracelets in the shop!

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halloweavings

I almost bought some candy corn at the store today. I like about 3 candy corns, and then my teeth start to cry. But they remind me of Halloween, so I still want them for decoration. We still need to get some pumpkins, and then we can get out the rest of the decorations! This year, I added some silly weavings to our Halloween collection. A black cat and a bright moon to hang on the wall.

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