Jersey Knit Batwing<——-download this I have been kinda bonkers for the GoodNotes app for iPad with pencil! Here is a FREE PDF #MellyMasks pattern, made using the GoodNotes app. This is a six page, full color pdf pattern with artistic illustrations. The PDF is indexed, has thumbnails and bookmarked pages for easy reference. Please, ifContinue reading “Batwing Mask w Jersey Knit ear loops and Toggle Bead cinch (FREE PDF Pattern)”
Author Archives: melanietesta
iJournaling, is it a thing?
Grace, Running Stitch and the ten years between.
I recently listened my Quilters Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview from 2010, where I heard my own voice, an echo of my past, discussing quilt making and hard times. I did this in preparation for a new podcast interview called Running Stitch, also a Quilt Alliance offering, that seeks to highlight and expand upon their rich backlogContinue reading “Grace, Running Stitch and the ten years between.”
Batwing Headband mask, video tutorial w PDF download
Download Batwing Headband Pattern
Gentleman Doll is a mask makers YouTube channel of note! I suggest you check it out and subscribe! Gentleman Doll (PDF)wear glasses sAvailable in multiple sizes DIY Mask Making Gentleman Doll sometimes provides PDFs for print out, and in the case of the mask you see here, the PDF can be found in the descriptionContinue reading “Gentleman Doll”
To ask is thrilling. To receive…
None of us could have known what it would mean to experience a pandemic, to be asked to ‘shelter in place’, or to wear a mask when leaving home. So many of us have lost our work and income. Some of us are able to work from home, an awesome benefit, if it is possible.Continue reading “To ask is thrilling. To receive…”
#MellyMasks-Buy One, Give one.
#MellyMasks are made using the Nurse Made pattern, with the benefit being that it can be worn over the N95 mask, extending its use. They are made using two layers of quality quilter’s cotton and can be washed and dried. There are several ways to purchase or donate masks. I am offering masks for sale through myContinue reading “#MellyMasks-Buy One, Give one.”
Gratitude, Donations, More Masks
This mask making endeavor is enabling me to remain centered in gratitude, giving, and appreciation for the labor of ‘Essential Workers’. Please check out my Go Fund Me. I get to do this work, while also navigating my response to living in Brooklyn, New York during a pandemic, in a hot spot. Making and givingContinue reading “Gratitude, Donations, More Masks”
Mask making for you and Essential Workers!
Four weeks ago, I was let go from my job as an Arts & Craft Specialist for a local after school program. Covid_19 has arrived and New York City is in lockdown. I have time on my hands and am in need of serious distraction. Being a creative person who likes to make thingsContinue reading “Mask making for you and Essential Workers!”
My NYC and Covid-19
Amidst the wale of sirens, an aerie, unnatural silence has fallen, here in Brooklyn, New York. Covid-19 is here. We have been asked to refrain from non-essential travel, to #stayhome and when we need to go out, to ‘social distance’ or pass our fellows with at least a 6 foot berth. We carry hand sanitizer,Continue reading “My NYC and Covid-19”