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I did it! I wrote a pattern for my mixer block, fiddled around with it, changed it around lots of times, and finally put it on Craftsy!
But not until I made up another one, this one for my MIL, I think. Two of her favorite things are the color red, and polka dots.
It's not made into anything yet, but I am leaning toward, what else, but a hot pad. :) Which do you like better, red or pink?
I had lots of fun making up my own English Paper Pieced pattern, and lots of fun writing the pattern for it. (Thanks, Beth, for some tips.) Of course, my EPP skills could improve, but I still enjoy the hand sewing. So portable, and quiet. I hope my SIL loves her pink polka dot mixer hot pad that led to all of this. :)
My blog friend Sharon--of Lilabelle Lane--all the way down under, was even kind enough to test it for me, and has written a review on her blog today. Check out her awesome EPP skills and cute block. Thanks Sharon!
If you'd like to give it a go, the pattern is located here.
Look! Am I a nerd to be so excited about this? I mean, even if no one ever tries it, it's just fun to have accomplished something that I never thought I would. :)
Of course, if you love hand piecing, I would be honored if you gave it a go, and sent a pic to me. :)
Off to get to work! Lots to do before Thanksgiving. Hope you're having a great week, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!!
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I fell in love with your pink one a few blog posts ago, and right after I type this I'll be off to get the pattern! I think I commented before that my sister has a red Mix Master so I was thinking of making her one in red. It's nice to see your red version in this post --- proves that this would be perfect for her in that color :-)
so happy for you!! I think I'm going to make it for my sister for Christmas--I think I've decided to get her a baking basket. Baking is how she de-stresses, so I think I'm going to get a cute basket and fill it with baking supplies, cookbook, cupcake wrappers, etc. A mixer hot pad would be perfect!
Really, Kelli--so happy for you!
Wow! Look at you go! I'm so impressed.....I don't even know what to say! No wonder you've been so quiet lately :) I love red, but I really love your pink one. I seriously can't believe you're on Craftsy! Not that I don't think you're good enough..just crazy cool! Congratulations!!