Sunday, November 30, 2014

New! Bunny Bucket - Repurpose the Bunny Ice Cream Bucket

Hopefully the Bunny Bucket will include all the sewing notions on your wish list.

Take a peek at the Bunny Bucket loaded for your mantle. The pattern also includes instructions on making and using Sewing Stix and Stonz.

Christmas Bucket is the name of the coupon code CB for a 50% discount on all patterns through December 15. The promotion is to hang a Christmas Bucket, not a stocking. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tip for Sewing Vinyl

Working hard on the vinyl pockets of the new Cargo Crate pattern. I didn't have a Teflon foot for my "go to" Janome, so I covered the bottom of the presser foot with the Washi tape. Worked as well as any other. I cut little strips to cover the bottom part that touches the plate. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dandy is my Name

Dandy is my name...for the new 4qt ice cream bucket. Dandy Bucket organizer pattern should be online Friday for sure. 

Thanks all for your wonderful suggestions for a name for my new 4 qt. bucket organizer. The Dandy Bucket pattern will

be ready by Friday for sure.  I decided not to name it Jitter Bucket Jr because it's so much more. Great things come in smaller packaging. A great way to recycle or upcycle. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quickie Design Board for Artist Book

I needed a quick, easy and small design board for my artist book pages.

I had several small foam boards that I had bought at Dollar Tree. I cut batting 2 inches larger than the board on all sudes, then trimmed and taped the batting corners to the back first. 

Next I pulled all the batting to the back and taped it all around. I was lucky enough to have a roll of white duct tape that I need to use up. 
I can see using it for a tute on Mug Bucket pocket folds. 
Love my little design board! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New! Jitter Bucket Jr 4 Quart Pattern

The new pattern to up-cycle 4 quart ice cream buckets will be online Friday. The original Jitter Bucket (shall we call it Sr?) fit the 5 quart ice cream buckets, which are no longer available. A 5 quart paint bucket works just fine and can be purchased most anywhere paint is sold. 

But....what do we do with all those free, gallon-size buckets when the ice cream is gone. The JB Jr will be online Friday so start buying that ice cream and emptying the buckets. :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hand-dyed Silk Charmeuse Mug Bucket

I hand dyed this beautiful silk charmeuse some time back. I really hated to cut into this beautiful yard of Procion MX dyed silk. I decided a Mug Bucket out of it for a special thank you to a friend would be a worthy cause. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sewing Tips from Threads Magazine

Need some more tips on how to make the sewing life easier.  Although I don't sew apparel anymore, there are many tips I can adapt to my Buckets Gone Wild! patterns.  One good tip is for the shank for buttons.  That would work great for the buttons on the Mug Bucket.  The tips for hand sewing a straight line over a long basting stitch would be good for embellishing the Jitter Bucket or the Go Bucket. I hope you can find something useful here as I did.