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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!

still winter

There are puddles forming in the yard, and I’ve got multiple layers on. So fickle, the faux spring weather of last weekend. This hat was a gift for one of my best friends, made while it was freezing out, given while it was sunny and 70, and hopefully getting a couple more uses now before spring. My favorite part is the fancy pom pom.

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Hope y’all enjoy a nice weekend! We have a movie date scheduled, and biscuits to make. And lots of naps to take.

yoga destiny

I’ve been trying to do a little bit of yoga every day this year. It helps my sewing shoulders. I used to go to classes when I lived down the street from a studio, so maybe someday soon I can start again and fulfill my destiny of becoming a yoga-class-farmers-market person. Here is some mat spray to keep your head clear and mat clean, and a cute yoga mat tote to sew.

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texas flag blanket

I made up this blanket pattern as a wedding present a couple months ago. I wanted to try something new, and also, someday their future kids will make a fort with it.

So far, I’ve only made granny square blankets. I hope to branch out soon, but when you are going off the grid, sometimes its good to stick with what you know. The flag is mostly straight lines, so that part was easy enough, but the star. The star was the tough part. It had to be a 5-pointed star. I needed it to be the right size. I think there was a large, sad pile of discarded stars after I was done.

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I ended up following a youtube video for this star. I figured out to outline the star in blue, so I could sew it on without obvious stitch marks.

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It crocheted up pretty quickly, so you still have time if you need another Christmas present idea!

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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