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The super talented @stuntkid had a deal going earlier this week where you paid for an illustration and he went through your IG account and used photos of you for it. I thought it would be neat, so I jump on the opportunity. He was very thorough and even asked what my hair looked like currently (see the silver roots? 😂) since I haven't posted a selfie in awhile. .
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I have artwork by Jason that's been gracing my walls for over a decade, and now I get to add this. He was also an early supporter of my business and even did a photo shoot using my pieces many many many years ago. Artist supporting artist. .
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Thank you so much @stuntkid , I know I've already said it privately, but now I'll say it publicly... I love it! ❤️
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#stuntkid #igillustration
I just finished laser cutting a dozen of these looms for my Girl Scout troop's meeting tomorrow! I figured since I was already making them from scratch, it wouldn't hurt to customize them as well. .
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Materials and paid laser time made these out to $2 a loom, which is amazing! We also had very sweet friends donate yarn and such for us to weave with (I'm looking at you @sunchaser2626, @littlepincushionstudio and others who don't have IG)
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I also made fork looking Pom Pom makers for the girls to use at our council wide party last week and every girl left with at least two Pom Poms. This alone makes the makerspace worth it to me!! ❤️❤️❤️
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#makersmiths #leesburgmakersmiths #lasercutloom #weaving @girlscoutscmd @girlscouts #jesseevsthelasercutter
I was asked to make more of these acrylic pendants, so I made a very limited run of eight! Four have already sold, but there are four left in the shop. 👻
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Link in profile!
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#vintagehalloween #halloweennecklace #artschooldropoutjewelry
I am seriously in love with my new @olfacreates 18mm rotary cutter. It's the perfect size for going around curves using an acrylic ruler. It doesn't catch, and I get perfectly smooth edges every single time!! ❤️❤️❤️
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(This is not sponsored, I just really love this tool!)
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#jesseelovessewinggadgets #olfarotary #18mmrotary #artschooldropoutgoods #customacrylicrulers #acrylicruler
I very rarely repost things, but this drawing by @bethdrawsthings is relevant! Today is World Mental Health Day, and I truly believe this is something that needs to be openly talked about regularly. Not just today. .
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I struggle with depression and anxiety daily. I'm not embarrassed to say that anymore. I am finally medicated, but that's not always enough. It sometimes affects the I go about my days and the way I run my business. It causes me to screw up big time because I can never seam to catch up and I feel like I'm drowning. I'm currently in one of these ruts caused by too much happening all at once and my brain pretty much shutting down. It's hard to get out of these ruts and it's hard to get back on track. Just know that if you too are struggling, you are not alone and I am always here to talk!! 😘😘😘
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Also, thank you to all those that have been patient with me. I'm checking off one thing at a time and I'm slowly getting out of this hole. Very slowly. 😳
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#worldmentalhealthday
We received this awesome custom dress from @bloombunnyshop in the mail last night and Coraline insisted on wearing it to school today! It twirls perfectly and even has pockets. Pockets!
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I had requested it to replace a dress she had just outgrown that was her favorite. It always reminded her of Kiki's Delivery Service. .
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@bloombunnyshop is a brand new kids clothing shop started by my friend @hayleycasongrobbel . She uses the cutest prints and makes very stylish clothing for young kids. Boys and girls!! I highly recommend you go check it all out. .
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P.S.: there are loads of Halloween pieces currently that I personally would dress my kid in year round 😉😉.
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#bloombunny #bloombunnyshop #twirlydress #handmadekidsclothes #handmadegirlsdress
I just made the teeniest tiniest brightest #ropebowl for my daughters 18" dolls. 😂
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I used #95 paracord, and now I want to try a larger bowl using this smaller cord. .
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#paracordbowl #miniatures
It's October, and @samarrakhaja and I are ready to release the next quilt in our #awkwardanimalportraits series! .
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I introduce to you, the Bat! We were a little behind in this introduction, but our bat likes the weekends to party and doesn't like talking business until a weekday. So we were accommodating and waited. .
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This quilt is part of a set of Seasonal Specials we'll have scattered throughout this project. These quilts will be more intricate, larger and coincide with whatever is going on that month. The bat here is 81" square and is perfect for cuddling up on your couch while you wait for Halloween to get here!!
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You can find the downloadable PDF in my shop (link in profile) or @samarrakhaja 's.
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#jesseemakesquiltsnow #aapquilts #samarrakhaja #samarrakhajanovelties @aurifilthread @konacotton @robertkaufman #robertkaufman #konacotton @pellonprojects #batsofinstagram #bats #quilt #queenquilt #kidsquilt #batquilt #AAPSeasonalSpecial
Ive been sick for the past few weeks and am dealing with one of my chronic illnesses and stress on top of that. It all makes me ridiculously tired. Like if I sit down, I'll fall asleep. No matter what I'm doing. It's made life harder than it needs to be and I got very behind.
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So in an effort to get up and about every morning, I've started driving my daughter to school and then frequenting our local coffee shop. @beansinthebelfry .
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I get coffee, interact with people and sometimes I bring my laptop and work on patterns. I should have been doing something similar the past 14 years. You don't realize just how isolating it is to work for yourself at home until you get out of the house more. Bonus: it's rude to fall asleep in coffee shops. So I don't. .
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Today, downtown Brunswick was nice a foggy and it put off a neat light in the shop. So I had to share. ❤️❤️ Locals, I'm up for meeting in the mornings as well. 😉👍
Holiday decorations prep is officially starting! I can't wait to share the pieces I've been dreaming and scheming about. 👻 .
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I'm just at the beginning of my @arduino.cc learning journey. So when I saw this brand new @makemagazine illustrated #arduino guide, I snapped it up. I'm a visual learner, so this should be perfect. .
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#jesseeislearningarduino #adafruit #arduinouno #leesburgmakersmiths #makersmiths #makemagazine #learnelectronicswitharduino #halloweendecorations
This will most likely be the only sneak peek I'll be sharing for October's #awkwardanimalportraits quilt series! It's been a crazy month. .
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This quilt totally matches my hair btw, and I'm loving it. Any guesses what animal this might be?! .
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Also, you know how us quilters have crazy scrap bins? Imagine all the cool fabric I found in my mom (a seamstress specializing in wedding attire) 's scrap bin when I helped clean her sewing room. So many sequins!! You'll be seeing way fancier photos like this in the coming weeks. 😂😂 Also, this wasn't the most interesting thing I found and brought home...
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#halfsquaretriangles @konacotton #konacotton #aapquilts #samarrakhaja @samarrakhaja #jesseemakesquiltsnow #jesseelikestakingphotosofcascadingsquares #tulapinkscissors #sequins @aurifilthread @robertkaufman
Why do essential tools always break at the worst possible time?
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We have really hard water where I live, and it wreaks havok on appliances. This week it took the life of my iron. I was about to replace it with the same exact model, when I remembered how nice it was using my moms crazy industrial iron the week before. .
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So I bought myself a crazy industrial iron with gravity fed steam function. It's the same one my mom uses for prepping wedding dresses and such. The tank has a demineralizer in it to help with that hard water issue. You will not believe how fast this thing gets creases out! It's cutting my ironing time in half. .
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It looks super medical (check out the second photo) but I'm now wondering how I lived without one of these things!! Now I need to get back to prepping the next animal quilt... any guesses what it is?
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#iron #sapporoiron #artschooldropouthousetour
Spending the day at @mypapercrane 's for #crafternoon! It's been forever since I had time to go to one. ❤️❤️
I will be teaching my first class at the @makersmiths in Leesburg, VA next weekend! Saturday the 30th at 11am to be exact.
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We decided to make my first class a little nerdier than usual. I chose to teach English Paper Piecing using @crafty_geeks awesome patterns. There are a bunch of different angles and such, so I can show more techniques than I could with just hexagons. I'll have a few different options to choose from, and supplies will be included. Fabric will be solid colors matching each characters traditional uniform. You can bring your own fabric as well! .
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If you are local, and are interested, you can find a link in my profile. 😘
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#jesseemakesquiltsnow #batmanquilt #epp #eppclass #leesburgmakersmiths #leesburgva #craftygeeks #makersmiths #makerspace
The family and I took a night off and spent it at the @makersmiths in Leesburg, VA laser etching some pumpkins!! .
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I didn't know this was a thing, and now I'm thinking up all the awesome designs I could do! I'm going to have an entire porch filled with these things. Seriously! Every time I laser cut some acrylic rulers, I'm also etching a pumpkin. .
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Next month there will be a few laser etched pie workshops. I'm thinking I need to make a GF pumpkin pie soon... .
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#leesburgmakersmiths #makerspace #mabelpines #luffy #dcsuperherogirls #laseretchedpumpkin @jdubelko2 #makersmiths
Flashback to this day last year when I was casting plastic and trying new techniques! I was supposed to be doing the same thing today, but deadlines and my cold forced me to push it all back to October. I seriously can not wait to try all the new color changing and light sensitive pigments I've picked up!!! Plus I've been working on something sewing related. 😉😉
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#artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeusetomakejewelry
These past two weeks seriously kicked my butt. Between the stress of family stuff, work stuff and the cold my entire family caught, I'm surprised I made it out alive. .
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I'm still ridiculously tired and playing catch up as fast as I can. I had to put all my personal projects aside two weeks ago and they are all I can think about now. Why does inspiration hit when you don't have time for it?!?!
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If anyone needs me, I'll be cooped up on my studio for the next two weeks getting ready for Octobers #awkwardanimalportraits series as well as quilt market prep!! (That's what this awesome bundle of @konacotton is! ALL the new colors!!! ) 😳
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#jesseemakesquiltsnow #jesseeiscrazy #jesseemakessomanyquiltsnow #konacotton @tulapink #tulapinkscissors @robertkaufman
It has been a weird last few weeks with a last minute vacation, school starting, injured husband, surreal family stuff, makerspace stuff, Awkward Animal wrangling, what feels like the flu and more. .
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I have fallen quite behind and I want to thank everyone who has been patient. I'm very slowly playing catch up and am sending out all the necessary emails and messages in the next few days. Coraline is home sick today, so I'm not sure just how much will get done until she is back in school. .
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🐻 with me!! 😘😘
How fantastic are these headbands by @wildchildheadbands ?!? There's a bunch of different designs, and this one is made using my mini mermaid design! I love it!! ❤️❤️❤️
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Thank you again for sharing the link/photo with me @wildchildheadbands .
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#wildchildheadbands #jesseesrepeatpatterns
Sometimes I help my mom out and embroider wedding dates on the inside of dresses. They are upside down, so the bride can lift the dress and show the date and shoes when photographed.
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I actually really enjoy it, and love the challenge of trying to get the dress safely in the hoop and on the machine. Having a huge ironing board on wheels helps keep it level with the machine on the back. Wedding dresses are HEAVY! .
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@husqvarnaviking #husqvarnaviking #topaz50 #machineembroidery #embroideredweddingdress