Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hello 2014

I've been neglecting this little space of mine, but I'm OK with that for now. I've been trying to sit back and enjoy the ride for a bit. But I do share what I'm up to on Instagram from time to time (I'm @gwennypenny2), so I'd love to see you over there.

I have been sewing. I made a whole slew of tissue holders for Christmas...

Updated: I totally forgot to mention the tutorial I used for these tissue holders! It's from The Cottage Mama, and you can find it here.

Another one of my birth announcement embroidery hoops for my new nephew...

And an applique penguin t-shirt for my youngest's 4th birthday...

This was done using the Silhouette Portrait that I got for Christmas. I love that machine so much. I always wondered if I would actually use one if I had it, so I never really thought about getting one, but I have given that thing quite a workout in the month that I've owned it. If you're on the fence, get one!

See you around :)


  1. Good to see you back Gwen! I hope you will share some more from the penguin celebration!

  2. Good to see you around Gwen! Love those tissue holders. Where did you find the pattern?

  3. @AnneMarie - Gah! I forgot to add the link to the tutorial... I updated the post above. It's from The Cottage Mama.

  4. Nice to see you back! I love all of your sewing projects. I will have to check out the tissue holder one.

  5. Hi Gwen! I'm trying to blog again too;) Ha! Glad we at least found each other on IG.

  6. Hello! Not quite there, but things are in flux a bit so I might blog in the future. So glad you're enjoying your silhouette. :)

  7. The tissue holders turned out great! I love the fabrics you chose. (as always)

    I second the hope to see more of the penguin party. :)


  8. glad to hear from you.

    Tissue holders/covers were the first thing we sewed in Home Ec. back in Gr. 8. I've been thinking of making a couple since the thin packaging doesn't hold up very well in my bags. Thanks for the link now I can recreate my early sewing days!

    That penguin is amazing! You did an excellent job!


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