I've had a WEEK!
Last week wrapped up with an unexpected trip to the office supply store in search of a label printer. Something all-of-the-sudden stopped working between my current label printer and my shipping software. Bleh. With a bunch of FLOCK kits gearing up for migration via the US Postal Service this week, there was no time to fiddle about!
Fortunately, after a few stressy hours of installation fun, things were back on track by Friday. In addition, yesterday, I stuffed three birds (and their travel cages) into the car for some routine tests at the Veterinarian.
Everybody's fine, printers are back on track, and the August FLOCK shipment left on time, however, little extra time was left for the sewing studio this week. Therefore today's article is short and sweet.
Masks. I could swear I was done making these dern things. Guess not.
I'm headed to a stitching retreat next week; and mask and vaccination are required. I supposed I could buy masks, but I'm too tempted by fun fabrics!
A couple Charley Harper lady bug masks were to-do and are now ta-done. I made Dave a lizard one, too (not shown).
Those silly split flying geese have captured my soul.
I need/want a new placemat for my desk.
This little project really has evolved from a little spark of an idea.
Can't wait to see the outcome.
I mentioned that the August block kit for The FLOCK shipped yesterday.
Right on its heals, the precut kits for the September shipment arrived. The sample making for the pattern cover is underway.
Sorry, no revealing photos; the bird's identity is top secret. You'll just have to join The FLOCK to see what FABULOUS bird is next!
That's all for now. . . . Stay cool!
Sharon Stroud says
Hey, Joan! Question for you. What pattern did you use for your masks and where did you find it? Looks easier than the one with three folds per side. Hope you are well! Thanks, Sharon
Hi Sharon, it is easier, I think! I improvised from the three side pleats, so no pattern. It’s basically the same concept though, only with two pleats that meet at the center rather than three pleats on each side. I use two 6×9 rectangles and 5-6″ of elastic for the ear loops, which can be amended to size up or down with some experimentation. I use an opened plastic-coated paper clip for the nose support that is inserted with the help of a stiletto between the fabric layers after topstitching about 1/4″ away from the top edge to create a channel in the center. I really need to do a separate post about this because a bunch of pictures would really help to illustrate the steps. Who knew we’d still be making masks at this point, and, as we all know, the fabric masks aren’t as effective at stopping this germ as the N95s or KN95s. Will put it on my newsletter/blog to do list!