May Monthly Report

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Happy June! It's time for May's monthly report. See past reports here.

One of my favorite makes of this month was this tiny drawstring bag that I turned into a backpack for a softie! Finding the perfect scale prints and the perfect model was quite fun! (The tiny bunny fabric is by Sevenberry.) This is the tiny size in my pattern which you can find here: Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern.

I also made a patchwork drawstring bag this month, in festive Memorial Day style! It was fun to dig into my red and white scraps for this bag. I've got a tutorial for making a patchwork bag here: Patchwork Drawstring Bag Tutorial.

Another little afternoon project I made this month as a small pin banner. I realized I had enough Harry Potter pins to fill one, so now they're all in one place. This book fabric seemed perfect for it! It's from Literary by Heather Givans. Make one too with my tutorial: Enamel Pin Banner Tutorial.

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I track my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track here. Here is how I did in May:

May Fabric
Used up: 14.75 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -14.75 yards
Year to date: -29.75 yards

May Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: +196 yards

Another month without bringing in ANY fabric! I am feeling really good about this. It's taken me such a long time to get to this point, but I'm really enjoying just working from my stash. I'm overwhelmed by what I already have, so I know I don't need to bring in more right now. I mainly worked on little projects this month, but I did bind a quilt! Will be sharing that soon.

One of my projects this month was to get my scraps organized. I dumped them all out on the floor and got all my quilting cotton scraps organized by color. I think it will make my monthly scrap project making a lot easier!

A little greenery from last month, our Beauty Bush in full bloom!

My major scrap project this month was a new bed for George! He is so tiny that I have a hard time finding beds his size. I used a store bought one as a guide and whipped this one up with some leftover sweatshirt fleece. If you're looking for a good one, this Organic Cotton Fleece from Birch Fabrics is human and rabbit approved! :)

Have a great month!


  1. George is so cute! Your fabric shelf is awesome!

  2. Love this! I have to tell you that now that my youngest is 2 years old, I’m excited to start pulling my fabric out of storage and start sewing again! I wanted to get my creative juices flowing and wasn’t even sure if anyone was blogging anymore! You’re the first one I’ve checked on and was so happy to see you’re still active as ever! Can’t wait to get back into it!

  3. Those little bags are so cute! Love your fabric shelf too.

  4. Sounds like you've had a productive month! I love your taste in fabric, so when I see your stash goals I'm over here thinking "I can help you move more fabric out ANY TIME YOU WANT..." :-). Also George is adorable. What kind of rabbit is he?

  5. Your room, and yard and George are all perfect in every way. Love the bed. I have a 5 pound cornish rex kitty. She loves to play and drag her bed around the house haha
    I love the little back pack. I should make one for Sarah, my biggest grand daughter!


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