I have been getting the household organized and implementing new systems along with the new school year. One of my new systems is a chore chart.
We have a regular chore chart with basic chores for the kids to help with such as laundry, sweeping, mowing the lawn/shoveling snow and cooking meals.
I have created a bonus clipboard for the kids to have a chance to earn some extra money by doing some extra chores. I recently went back to work part time after five years working exclusively from home so now I have my fulltime business and a part time job. This means I could use some help with the chores.
I used some supplies I have had sitting around for years from Stampin’ Up including a chipboard clipboard and office themed stickers.
I have chores listed under each clip such as clean bathrooms and mop floors with notes to see Mom for instructions and final inspection. (My kids have never cleaned the bathroom!)
There were lots of cute stickers in my sticker pack and I put “Things To Do” on each clip.
The kids need to show me their work before they can take the money. That way I can make sure they did a good job.
I also have a Bonus Chore money envelope where they can take the initiative to notice something that needs to be done. However, I don’t want them to invent fake jobs so they need to check with Mom and Dad if their idea qualifies for payment. 😉
Hopefully this incentivizes the kids to help out a little bit now that Mom is a bit busier.
I have another fun unboxing video today. This time it is of the Annie’s Kit Clubs Charm Pack Club. The subscription sends two charm packs every month. I have plans to make some patchwork bags with one of the charm packs but in this video there is a baby quilt top that I made with the Daybreak charm pack.
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It’s the last day of “Plastics Free July” but that doesn’t mean we stop trying to use less plastic. In fact, we need to ramp it up with reusables! This week I published two YouTube sewing tutorials on my YouTube Channel for sewing your own!
Some of us, (ahem, me!) have a lot of polypropylene left in our sewing rooms from the big mask rush of 2020 so lets turn them into grocery bags in 2021.
I got my polypropylene here if you are looking for some.
The first video released was the grocery bag tutorial using polypropylene and bias binding.
It’s been another busy week in the sewing room for me! I have many mask panels left from 2020 as most of the panel orders came in after the big mask rush on Etsy. Now I am working on using them to make other things! My most popular post on Instagram this week was this Devon Pouch that I made with a Ruby Star Society Mask Panel as the main feature panel of the bag.
I have six more Devon Pouches in the works. They’re cut and interfaced so now they’re on deck for sewing. Meanwhile I made three more pouches with mask panels of another simpler style and jazzed them up with cork on the corners using my cork scraps. These three are listed in the Zipper Pouches Section of my Etsy shop.
I did a small shop update of knitting bags and added four new medium sized Finch Bucket Bags to my Etsy shop. I made a hyperlapse video of the making one of them.
Daydreams of Quilts is Honoured!
I got an exciting email from Anuj Agarwal, the founder of Feedspot, that Daydreams of Quilts Blog is featured in the Top 100 Quilting Blogs on the web! Thank you so much to Feedspot for this honour!
My latest YouTube videos for Etsy sellers / e-commerce sellers are:
I made the adorable Chicken Walk Oven Mitt first from a two piece set of patterns in the kit. It took me about an hour and a half to make the project. I will be making the Roosting Hen hot pad next.
Watch my unboxing and quick project video below.
The Fat Quarter Club is a quick and affordable way to build a stash for quality quilting fabrics. Sign up and receive 50% off your first month. I received 12 fat quarters plus the project booklet and was very pleased with the quality. Six of the fat quarters were from Moda Fabrics and Six were from Free Spirit Fabrics. Each month you receive six fat quarters (not 12) but there were samples for two months in the package I received.
This quilt was part of a custom order where my customer requested a two sided quilt. They wanted one side to be a Canadian flag and the other side to be an American flag. When I posted the quilt on Instagram I received request for a pattern. The Canadian flag quilt pattern was posted about here and today I am posting about the American flag quilt pattern.
This quilt is made up of two inch and four inch patchwork squares. The stars on the flag are optional. There are options given in the pattern for alternatives to the stars such as blue stripes. I used a combination of navy fabrics including star spangled fabric and pieced stars as it was a request from my customer to have some pieced stars in the quilt.
Also, don’t miss our Victoria Day long weekend sale! Our shop is on sale 15% off and today is the last day. So many gorgeous Rifle Paper Co floral bags and wallets have been added to the shop in the past couple of weeks! Happy Victoria Day!
Daydreams of Quilts was very pleased to be invited to be a contributor to the Redfin blog article How to Create the Ultimate Crafting Space for Kids. We have three very creative children who love to craft. During the pandemic they have been even more crafty than usual.
Our kids have enjoyed making paper houses, pipe cleaner animals, model tanks (in the case of our teenage son) and perler bead crafts to name a few. Our daughters each want to open an Etsy shop like their mom but we want them to hold off just a few more years.