Up too late. May 16, 2009Posted by jeninmaine in bebeh, Crafty, sewing.
Tags: argh, cotton, fabric, jumper, mim, morning birds, sewing
I’m bad. I was so jonesing to sew today that I literally daydreamed about it, all day long. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I got my fabric prewashed and ready to go and was obsessing over it.
We didn’t play D&D tonight (since I wasn’t able to sew last night) but I still wanted to see people so we ended up with everyone over here. It was a bit of a fiasco getting the kids to bed and then I couldn’t zone out and concentrate just on my project because we had company. Don’t get me wrong, I was glad to see everyone, I was just so distracted. At one point Michael suggested we all play a game and the top of my head nearly blew off. I held it together but he sensed something was wrong and asked me in the kitchen, “Is everything all right?” to which I answered, “Do you really want to discuss this here, now?” I think he got the point as he then arranged for the guys to play a game while the girls hung out in the living room and did crafty things while watching a movie.
Still, I ended up doing more movie-watching than working on stuff as I couldn’t give it my full attention. And Mim woke up halfway through and didn’t want to go back to sleep so I held her in my lap for a while.
Once everyone left and Michael went to bed I just dove right in and now it’s 3:43am and he is going to kill me in the morning because I am going to be wiped. I’m so stupid. But still, I wouldn’t have been able to sleep thinking that I had wasted another night, so really, what was the most sane option?
Anyway here it is – the jumper I made for Mim. All it needs are buttons and buttonholes and it’s done, I want to go to the LYS tomorrow to see what they have for buttons. I’ve just got it pinned for now.
I wanted to use a different fabric to line the yoke but I couldn’t find a coordinating stripe, so I went with this batik instead. I like the way they go together but are very different.
The thing looks huge – I made Large, which was 21-25 pounds, I think, which is bigger than Mim but only looked slightly bigger than a Gymboree 6-12 month jumper she’s just about to grow out of. We’ll see when she tries it on. At the worst she wears it toward the end of the Summer and then I can put it over pants in the Autumn.
I do want to make a pair of matching panties to go with this, I need to make sure I have elastic for them first. I’m sure I do in the bin full of ill-fated diaper supplies that yielded one half-sewn diaper.
I also made this today – I found a free gif animator called UnFREEz and was testing it out so I used these cute pictures of my darling (ebil) girl.
Ok, to bed. Well, after I clean up my sewing machine and stuff.
A little Friday fabric pr0n May 15, 2009Posted by jeninmaine in bebeh, Crafty, sewing.
Tags: bobbin, box bag, cloth, cotton, dress, fabric, mim, sewing, stash, winder
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I don’t have a lot to say – want to be sewing, working instead.
I did find one of these yesterday and had a coupon so I got it:
It’s gotten mixed reviews online so I hope I like it. I’ve been wanting one for a while, actually, because I hate having to unthread my sewing machine just to wind a bobbin. That and I can’t help thinking that running it that fast, that long, just to fill bobbins will only wear out the motor that much faster.
What I wanted to do last night but didn’t get to was make a jumper for Mim. Just one of those simple over-the-shoulder types that you wear a shirt or onesie beneath. Here’s the fabric I have prewashed and ready to go:
Next in line are these fabrics, I’m thinking bags but we’ll see what I decide at the last minute:
Sigh. Back to work.
Sleepy. May 14, 2009Posted by jeninmaine in Crafty, Etsy, sewing.
Tags: bag, box, Etsy, fabric, knitting, sewing, yarn
It’s late, but I accomplished something!
This was my first attempt and once I figured out how to do the voodoo to get the seams going the right way after turning one tube inside the other and forming the corners, it was pretty easy. The next one I make will take even less time. I have some pretty batiks for that one.
It was fun! I need to prescribe myself fun stuff at least once a day.
A few little thingamabobs. December 29, 2007Posted by jeninmaine in beading, food, sewing.
Tags: beading, coffee, happy, kitteh, ornament, sewing, star, xmas
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Things that make me happy:
What I like to add to my coffee, and the silly little chipped cup I found at Goodwill for fifty cents. I love this cup, and I love the retro sugar bowl that belonged to one of our grandparents, I don’t remember which any more.
Tell me just how I’m supposed to work?
Tashi really likes my halogen desk lamp. Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder in kittehs!
I made this from recycled corduroy from a pair of pants I found at the thrift store.
I used a star cookie cutter as the pattern, did a quick blanket stitch around the outsides, stuffed with recycled wool (actually the wool fuzz I collected from the lint trap after felting a bunch of wool sweaters), then embellished with some beads.