Everyone needs a cute accent pillow!!

art, crafts, creative, Design, Uncategorized

all the pillows

Now available! On my ETSY page! Git one before they are gone! I am selling these at my wholesale price of $30.ย  Stores interested in carrying these, please shoot me an email mackerilla@gmail.com

Mackerilla Patterns now available for sale on Craftsy!!!

crafts, creative, culture, Design, Designer, sewing, sewing patterns, Supplies

I just added in all my sewing pattern PDF files to the site Craftsy.com!

They have a fantastic site! So many great ideas to make! I am sooooo inspired!!!

Check them out and also check out my sewing patterns too!!!

New online retailer

crafts, creative, Design, handbags, sewing patterns

Mackerilla Design Sewing Patterns PDF’s have been picked up by http://epursepatterns.com/ !!!

Should be up and running soon on their site!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am back in action sewing! It’s been a long weary year. We had a close friend who recently passed away from fighting a rare genetic cancer.

I put my business on the back burner as well as all his other friends had to help him with all his needs for the past 8 months. We all wanted to spend as much quality time with him before he left for a better place. He now is no longer in pain and I am sure is watching over us.

So I apologize for not being around much on this blog. I have started a few new designs to be made into new sewing patterns. Will be cutting and sewing and perfecting, then creating more patterns.

-Janice

Holidayzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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One show over and now a few more to go!

December 1st is the 5th annual –Artisan Holiday Hand-made Gift Sale!

All Items $25 or Less!! Join us for the 5th Annual Artisan’s Gift Show to do all of your holiday shopping. Support local artists and find wonderful hand-made treasures at reasonable prices. It’ starts at 10 am til ??? I think 5 pm? But don’t quote me on that!

Located at the Center Street Grill

1001 Center St Ste 1, Santa Cruz, California 95060-3796

THEN……………………..

December 7th on First Friday at TOMBOY -More info to follow………………….

Then on December 8th at New Leaf on the Westside. Their will be a Holiday gift sale in the afternoon/early evening. More info to follow…………..

Being able to see what you are crafting up!

crafts, creative

OK so yes I wear reading glasses for most of my crafting projects!

I even have the Ott floor lamp with the attached magnifying glass! It’s pretty sweet I have to say!

So I just found this site called Craft Optics. OK these are great for more than just crafts! Get close up to teeny tiny thing in your life!! You could become one of those artists that paints on a head of a pin with these! Check them out!

http://www.craftoptics.com/

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DIY Peeps! Make a Mackerilla Cruzer bag! A fun summer project to do!

My easy to follow instructional sewing pattern is available on my ETSY page!

This fabric is also available on my Spoonflower page along with some of my other designs!

I used the Cotton Linen Canvas fabric. Another that is a heavy weight fabric is the Heavy Cotton Twill

Get a pattern and yardage and your on your way!!!

Free Sewing Pattern!

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I just posted a free sewing pattern to make a Belly Band for your male dog that likes to sprinkle in your home!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have it under my free stuff section on my page!!! Please post on my Facebook page your belly bands if you make one

But you can check it out here too!!

Now Available!!!

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Now Available on my Spoonflower page!!

I have my Young Elephants fabric in Green and Pink too! I have had it for available in Blue for sometime now.

These are great to make Diaper bags, my Cruzer’s Backpack Designs in and Tote bags in the Linen Canvas fabric.

Or for baby clothing they have some nice cottons and jersey fabrics!

 

Interesting magazine I just read

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Have you ever heard of the magazine called “Mary Jane’s Farm” ? Me neither!!!! My friend brought it over the other day to show me some sewing ideas in it.

It’s a cool organic lifestyle magazine that has articles on how to make interesting dishes to eat, how to guide on crafty ideas and home and garden help.

I liked the article in the volume 10 #5 edition on recycling a vintage wool coat into a cute little heirloom teddy bear! AND it also gives you a link to a website to be able to donate your creations to children in homeless shelters, hospitals and to paramedics who keep them on hand and give them children in need of emergency comfort! Excellent idea!

Here is the site if you are crafty and want to donate handmade dolls and stuffed animals.

Check it out!