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Illustrator Class

Why is it that when you have a gazillion things to do, you have a sudden desire to start something new?   Will I ever stop doing that???

Probably not.

My latest project is an Illustrator class online at Skillshare.

I saw an ad on Facebook to take the class for $10 (normally $20).   They must know I like a good deal.

I took an Illustrator class at a local college late last year and really didn’t feel like I got a good grasp.   The class covered so many topics that it felt overwhelming and I wanted to hurry up and make something!

With this class, it’s all video tutorials.    The teacher is really down to earth and we are actually making something from the get go.

Our project is to take a graphic advertisement and reproduce it.

I found a vintage needle ad online that I’m using.

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I’ve been working a little bit each day and I’m actually DOING IT!  yay!!

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One of my dreams is to attempt fabric design and I finally feel like I’m understanding how to use my sketches to create something digital!

I haven’t given it enough thought to know if I just want to design for the sake of learning or if I really want to attempt ‘designing’.

I’m just really really excited to have had an interest to learn something and be able to actually do just that.   And not have to leave my house, yay internet!

Hopefully I can get this finished up soon.  I was surprised to realize the lettering is the hardest part.

If you’re interested too, you can use my student referral for $10 off the class. *Update, the coupon only works if this is your first skillshare class.  So if you’ve already taken a course of any kind with them, it won’t work. boo!

The Ins and Outs of Illustrator by Brad Woodard

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Sewing Summit, Pellon Projects, Etsy, oh my!

I have several things to share and felt a bit silly doing a separate post for each.

So this is a random mash up post to get it all out there!    If you ever meet me in person, this is not unlike my personality.   Once I start talking I tend to word vomit on a zillion topics.

I don’t get out much, lol.

(1)  Sewing Summit!

I’m super excited to share that I’ll be teaching this year.

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My class will be on Sewing with Leather and will be a 2-part lecture + hands on class.

The lecture will go over  sourcing, sewing, and caring for leather/suede in your sewing projects along with inspiration, tips and tricks.

In the hands on class we will take what we learned in the lecture and put it to use in making a tote bag with suede accents.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 16th at 10am MST!  

It’s going to be lots of fun, I hope to see you there!

(2)  Pellon Projects

I signed on last year to be a Pellon Projects Designer and I turned in my first tutorial a couple weeks ago.

It’s for a roll up cosmetics case.   I made these for swap gifts at Sew South and just loved how the pattern turned out.  I can’t wait to share it with you.

I’m still waiting to hear when the tutorial will go live, but I will be sure to keep you updated.     The Pellon website was just given a fresh new look, so pop over and peek if you haven’t been by in awhile.   It looks great!

(3)  I finally updated my Etsy shop, and have large and small clutches and key fobs available.    Use coupon LR15OFF for 15% off, cause I love ya!

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(4)  I’m thankful to welcome a new sponsor, Lima Sews!

Linh has a gorgeous Etsy shop full of modern fabrics and also offers long arm quilting too.

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What else…

I’m way behind on sharing about Sew South.    I got home, then it was Easter, last week was Spring Break and this week I’m planning a baby shower for my sister’s first babe.   Feeling a little cuckoo lately.     I also finally got with the times and joined Instagram.  You can follow me @lrstitched if you’d like to see my bits of randomness.

I think that’s it.   Hope you’re having a great start to the week and that you and your loved ones are safe.   I just read about what happened in Boston and am so sad.    I just cannot understand the why behind this.     Trying to remember that there is more love than hate in this world and focus on that.    Thoughts and prayers are with these families.

xo Lindsey

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$5 Pattern Sale

It’s time for the annual DIY for the Holidays sale at Michelle Patterns.
All patterns are $5!

:: Sale good through 11/25 ::

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Beehive ATL + a fabric sale

I moved into my space at the Beehive Atlanta yesterday.  Phew!

I’m crossing my fingers that my things do well there.  I’m quite nervous!

Handmade coops are a wonderful thing and I’m so thankful to have the opportunity at both Collective and Beehive.

I want to do a little store tour of both in the coming weeks.   It’s like being inside of Etsy, so much gorgeous, handcrafted goodness all around!

Also wanted to share that Fort Worth Fabric is having a 25% off sale on all Moda fabrics.

I want to get some of this Mama Said Sew text print.   Can’t beat under $7 a yard!

Sale includes Bella Solids too which are $4.88 a yard. (eek!)   Good until end of day tomorrow 10/17.

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Labor Day Sale :: Michelle Patterns

Michelle Patterns (formerly Keyka Lou) is having a sale this weekend.

Use the code laborday for 20% off your purchase!

I snapped up the cute Fold Over Pouch pattern to make this weekend.

 

 

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Fabric Store Closing Sale

I found this shop while searching on Etsy.

I hate when I see a fabric store closing, but was glad to read in her profile that she hopes to open back up when her littles are a bit older.

Lots of great stuff at a steal.   Most things are $5-7.    There’s several out of print fabrics from Anna Maria Horner’s Garden Party line, a few older Sandi Henderson prints and lots of Amy Butler.

I snatched up these and am so tempted to pick up a few more.

 

 

 

 

 

Just wanted to share!

Material Girl Shoppe

Lindsey

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Keyka Lou Retirement Sale

I just found out that the lovely Keyka Lou will be retiring 16 patterns on 1/1/2012.    Those that are being discontinued are on sale now for $3.00 until the 1st.

Several that I’ve loved from afar were on the chopping block, so I snapped those suckers up!   Look forward to seeing some Half-Moon, Lots of Pockets, Pixie and Small Satchel Handbags coming out of my sewing room soon, ;).

Best,

Lindsey

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