Hey! I signed up for a super cool, year long sewing project called Project #SewMyStyle. It’s being hosted by Bluebird Fabrics, and it’s a collaboration between several indie pattern companies. Basically it’s a year-long sew along to create one new garment a month, using a predetermined pattern selected to suit the season from one of the pattern companies. Participants get a discount on the selected patterns. Registration for Project #SewMyStyle is closed now, so I’m glad I signed on at the tail end! This will be a really fun way to make a capsule wardrobe, try some new pattern companies, and participate in a group sewing project. Everyone will post their makes at the end of the month using the hashtag #sewmystyle. I’ll post my completed projects and thoughts on the monthly pattern on the blog here too! The first pattern is the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater 2 pattern. It’s really cute and modern, so I’m excited to make it.
In other news, Jeff and I had 4 hours to spend with Dre in Santa Cruz last Sunday, and we took him to a super cool place called Glow Candle Lounge and made our own candles! It’s in Downtown Santa Cruz and it’s really new – they had only been open like 2 and 1/2 weeks when we went. It’s a super cute space with a really nice setup.
Basically, you pay a set price per person (like $10) and then you can pick a candle mold to use for your candle. They have a bunch of shapes and sizes, and you pay another fee based on that mold shape and size. They range from like $5 to $30 or somewhere around there. Then you pick colored wax sheets and break them up into the candle mold. There are nice staff members that help you through this process.
They also have a bunch of cute little wax shapes and trinkets that you can put on your candle for a few dollars each.
After you break up all your wax, a staff member pours hot clear wax into the candle mold.
You can also pick a scent to put into your candle when they pour the wax in! They have a bunch of scents to choose from. Then they put the candles in a big fridge and you go off and do something else for a while. It takes about 3 or 4 hours for the candles to set up, so you can come back later in the day or on a different day. We ended up paying around $100 for 3 candles with lots of extra doodads.
I made an awesome pink and purple moon candle!
Dre made a blue one with a ducky, and it says “Satan” on the side. He’s 16…. he also gave it to my mom for Christmas. She will love it. XD Jeff made an amazing neutral colored candle with bears, anchors, and rusted metal shapes on the side. It’s totally awesome! We had a really good time and it was a fun family thing to do. It doesn’t take a super long time to make the candles, so it’s a nice thing to do with impatient kids.
So that’s what’s going on with us! I’m super excited to get started with Project #SewMyStyle and make some cool things this year, and share them with everyone!