Laser Cut Appliques

Weeks ago I talked with Jennifer from 52 Lasers about the possibility of making laser cut appliqués. I ironed some Heat'n Bond* onto a dark gray Kona cotton and dropped it off with her. And then I promptly forgot about it. She recently brought it up again and asked if I would want to make something with the appliqués she cut. Jennifer left me with a narwhal, a whale, a unicorn, and a cloud. I knew right away that I wanted to pair one of the whales with this mermaid fabric I got years ago from Joann's and have been holding onto. I've also been eying the Cosmos ... Read More

Happy Unicorn Swap – What I Sent

My Happy Unicorn Swap partner got her package yesterday, so I can finally show it all off! I got my swap package earlier this week, and I was so excited to send this to my partner. I always love sending embroidery floss for swaps, I have such a fun time picking out a color pallet. For this one, a rainbow just seemed necessary because you really can't have unicorns without rainbows! I wracked my brain for what to send as the "unicorn item." The coordinator suggested sending something that was unique to your state or region and I just couldn't pick ... Read More

Happy Unicorn Swap – What I Got

I've been trying to limit the amount of swaps I sign up for, but every once in awhile I come across one I have to sign up for. On Saturday I got a package from Tiffany of Sew Long Sanity with this amazing mini unicorn quilt. I love the colors and there are so many incredible fabrics she used. I've never done paper piecing but it's on my list of new things I want to try next year. One of the swap requirements was to send a "unicorn item," something rare or hard to find. Tiffany sent me this Heather Ross fabric, it's amazing. However, I'm absolutely ... Read More

Unicorn Success Club Cross Stitch

Today I headed into downtown Chicago to see Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, at the Printers Row Lit Fest.  I have been on a huge cross stitching kick lately so I decided to make her one.  I had a very difficult time choosing my favorite post, but decided to go with Unicorn Success Club. Her book reading was hilarious and the Q&A was great.  Afterwards I stood in line for the book signing shaking from the anxiety of presenting it to her.  I received the greatest gift I could have asked for, Double Unicorn Success Club status. ... Read More