Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stashbusting Sewalong

Stashbusting Sewalong

Just what I needed for my little fabric hoarding situation.  My goal is to end up with more projects completed than fabric in my stash by the end of this challenge.  Soon I will post pictures of all of the fabric laying about and go into what I want to make.  

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Seam Busting

Stop looking at my underwear pervs! lol

Fabric: Old shirts $0
Notions: Elastic 50 cents?
Cost: $9.50
Time: maybe 1 1/2 hrs? including cutting
Year: 2012
Wear again: yeah...

I was surprised at how easy it comes together and other than there not being an XL size I have no complaints.  I did e-mail Sarah saying that it would be nice if she could add bigger sizes to her current and/or future patterns.  She said that she had no plans to do that at the moment, but that it was in consideration.  However, she did say that the pattern is very easy to grade up by adding to the side seams, which I plan on doing.  I made the pattern as is, decreasing the seam allowance to figure out what adjustments need to be done.  I definitely will be making more with the adjustments mentioned above.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sewist's Secret Santa

Here are the awesome goodies I got from my not so secret santa Claire.  I know maybe I was not supposed to find out, but isn't that the fun part of secrets...? ;)

Isn't that beautifully handmade ham just yummy?  Rhetorical question.  Ohhh and pretty stickers to sew onto my makes.  Also, let's not forget the humongous lollipop that was instantly devoured by my twins (ok, I helped).  Thank you Kat, for setting this up!

Monday, November 19, 2012

It only took months...

But, I finally finished the L2 bag!   I purchased it at Bolt right  after reading a review by Hannah on their blog and deciding I had to have it.  This one is for my mom, but I plan on making one for myself later on.

Pattern:  L2 Bag by The Sewing Workshop 
Time:  <20 min. to cut (about 8 of those playing hide and seek with rotary cutter) 4 hours sewing time
Make again?:  Yes!  It's like a fancy tote, but with millions (4) pockets.   One for me, and more as gifts.
Changes:  I did not fold the handles in half and sew like it said because I think it is more comfortable as is.  Also, per Hannah's suggestion, added half a yard extra of webbing.  Any other changes were unintentional since I decided I could do markings in my head ;).  It worked, a little.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hi =)

I have been "about" to start a blog for years now...  The thing is, since I wanted to write about so many things I thought I would end up with a big mess.  Now I decided it might be a big mess, but it's my big mess.  I want to write for myself and that involves many opinions about many things that I feel strongly about.  I feel it would be dishonest to show only the non-controversial part of myself just so that people can feel comfortable and kumbaya and shit.  Also, with so many Mormon and religious crafty/sewing blogs pushing god at me, I thought there had to be others wanting to read something crafty, opinionated and ungodly.  Someone, anyone...? =)