Fun March Happenings

 

Its been a wild March month!

We bought a house, remodeling the house, working full time, making baby quilts, Kenai Construction academy which is a 4 week training with electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and welding. Its been an amazing 4 weeks and I have learned A LOT. I will hopefully be building a sewing table/fabric storage/cutting table this week in carpentry.

School part time with my diet and nutrition courses, and my ethnobotany course. I am slowly working towards my Ethnobotany certificate and am excited to continue and learning about plants as medicine.

I was able to travel to Bethel last month for work and it was so great to be home.

Two fun giveaways! And I am thinking about doing another giveaway on this page so I can get the word out πŸ™‚ Keep posted!

I finished my first big qaspeq order for the Kuskokwim Campus college. I cant wait to share pictures of the students in their beautitful qaspeqs.

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Qaspeq Class

Home sweet Home

Home sweet home in beautiful Soldotna!

I am so excited to start making some serious sewing magic in my new sewing room.

Stay posted! I should be getting all my things for sale posted with prices hopefully by this weekend πŸ™‚ I am trying to juggle school, work, part time job at the quilt shop, my business, and my family.

Cats in the Hats where do I begin!

Its been a busy busy few months since I last blogged! But I have been a crafting fool!

Its been bags, bags, and more bags. I have been the crazy bag lady and it has been FUN! Some of these have been spoken for but some are ready to go to new homes!

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Tote Bag available $75 + shipping
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Tote Bag available $75+shipping
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Scrap tote bag $85 + shipping
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Tote Bag $75 +shipping
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Side 1 of tote bag $85 + shipping
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Side 2 of scrap tote bag
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Bags for days!
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More bags for dayz!
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These two have been spoken for and are hanging out in their new homes πŸ™‚
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When in doubt use scraps to make a diaper bag πŸ™‚
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I dont like wasting any scraps so I whipped out these fun bags to put in the diaper bag
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Blue & Gold tote bags $75 +shipping the one in the front is taken the rest are available
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More tote bags available
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This was my first time “quilting” and I had alot of fun with this! This one has been spoken for already.
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The one on the left is available (looking at screen). I ended up keeping the one on the right because it had minor mistake that I didnt want to fix or sell it the way it was πŸ™‚
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What I am currently working on smaller tote bags for $65

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Its been a busy December

Lets just say it was a busy busy December with sewing, sewing and more sewing!

Because homemade gifts are the best it was a busy sewing month. Frozen quilts. Christmas qaspeq vests. And just call me the crazy bag lady it was a busy month of bag making.

I have decided to move forward and start my own sewing business. Coming up with the business name was tough but I nailed it down to Sew Yup’ik.

another frozen quilt
It was a frozen themed Christmas sewing of gifts.
christmas vests
Nothing like matching qaspeq vests to bring on the new year!
cup cozies
With each changing season the cup cozies must change too πŸ™‚
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These were two orders matching qaspeq set for two lucky girls, and bags for a happy customer.
fish bags
I wanted to have fancy fun colors for the new set of fish bags.
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Like I said another Frozen themed Christmas sewing. I have one quilt left to sew!
moose slippers
These were created for a special someone who I hold close to my heart. Yes, one slipper says Dick they are for the great Dick Newton of Takotna.
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Because I work full time and am a full time student along with step mother, and wife its a busy life for me so an assembly line is how I work.
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My husband suggested I sport a new bag since I am a walking advertisement anyway so I had to upgrade my look. πŸ™‚
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Step by step I make progress and am working with new designs and new bag layouts for fun!
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This was a wall hanging that I worked out with the help of a few ladies. This was not easy but it turned out awesome because I love bright colors and it had to be an old school skandic or elan snogo πŸ™‚
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Im playing with fun designs for new qaspeq looks and this was one of them.
Bags
This was the set I Just finished last night.
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Another batch of bags.
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My name business name! I love it and cant wait to sport my clothes with this awesome logo!
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Another order done.
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I had fun making these I love pastel fun colors.
Slipper tops
My poor husband has been so patient with me this is one of his slipper tops. I have finally finished the other side and will add the beaver on this evening! I will have an updated set to load hopefully in my next post!

Lets just say its been a busy month. With the new year approaching I am so thankful for my amazing supportive family and my obsessive personality to never sit down and rest and to always keep busy.Β 

May your new year bring on happiness, good cheer, and all smiles!

Holy HUT damn.

Lets just holy, frigging canolly.

Lets just say I was a sewing mean machine and no one was getting in my way.

You ready…

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My first upcycled snow skirt from an existing snow skirt.
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A set of bags for a wonderful neighbor.
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The bubbles were placed in a very strange place, but I love it! The bubbles are going up, not down πŸ˜‰
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My lovely teacher Jeanne! Shes amazing!
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Owl organizer, and owl heating pad.
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Showing off the hot pink waistband!
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My weekend of sewing action. This is no distractions, and just a sewing fool. Sweater skirt with the arms for leggings, recycled carhart pants that didnt fit my step son, 2 snow skirts from one with hot new designs, ipad cover, owl organizer, owl heating pad, and many many bags!
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Love this!
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Hot pink in action!
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My mentor, adopted mother, friend! Couldnt have done this without her!

This was one weekend of some serious sewing! I joined a sewing guild here in my hometown and I think it has released a beast in me! But I love it!

I cant wait to whip out more things! The owl heating pads are going to make great gifts, and those owl organizers are great for sewers!

BUT!

How the heck can one get excited for Christmas when its 40 degrees and raining?! UGH! Small world problems, I guess I should just be grateful, right….

Anyways! Enjoy! Its November 13th and we are nearing to a new year, a new leaf, and a new sewing machine maybe! πŸ™‚

Happy Thirsty Thursday for those of YOU that celebrate πŸ˜‰

Healthy start to Movember

November is off to a great start!

Halloween was a hit! We had a great halloween gathering with our friends and it was ahhhhmazing!

We had costume winners! We had scary treats! Bobbing for beer! Nothing better than to start November off to a BANG!

Had to whip out this quick qaspeq vest for a welcome to Bethel gift. But it didnt fit so its up for grabs its about a size small for $65.

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Quick homemade gift. Qaspeq vest & fireweed jalapeno jelly!

Im trying this whole meal planning and hopefull it will kick me off to a great start. SO far so good, although it might be TOO much food. who would have thunk that.

Lunch:

I roasted all the vegetables at 425 degrees with a little bit of oil, salt and pepper.

Asparagus, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower.

I cooked up some brown rice in the rice cooker and put a cup in each dish.

For the chicken I cooked them on stovetop and seasoned with cumin, paprika, garlic salt, and pepper. They are delicious!

And of course hard boiled eggs for a snack here and there, great protein!

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Im trying this healthy meal planning out and so far so good.

These breakfast burritos are very hearty and filling! Probably should have kept them light.

Breakfast burritos:

Eggs

Potatoes

Peppers

Spinach

Chesee

Voila!

Let them freeze and then wrap then in foil. When you are ready to heat up wrap in a wet paper towel for about 2 minutes.

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Hearty morning breakfast burritos.

Of course I had to add some humor to my scary meatloaf fellows. πŸ™‚

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Who doesnt love scary meatloaf?

I was googling couples costumes and found this great idea to be crown and coke! These took me about an hour and they turned out awesome! I cant wait to start brewing up ideas for next year!

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My quick impromptu halloween whipped out costumes for the hubby and me. πŸ™‚

Here are the few decorations we decided to put up last minute. We scared many kids and adults and had children crying even before getting to the door. We were also blasting scary music in the entryway which freaked me out a little.

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The few decorations that scared the crap of out some kids.
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Nothing scarier than xtra tuffs stuffed under a old boiler πŸ˜‰