a little blog about crafting, sewing, nothing, & everything.

5.29.2010

Minor update.. I finished the robots!


5.25.2010

Etsy Craft Party, Nashville Style!

While perusing facebook this morning, I happened upon the Etsy Craft Party and signed Nashville up!

If you're in the area on June 18th, please RSVP!

5.24.2010

Do I love you, my oh my! River deep, mountain high!

Well, it's back to the daily grind after a pretty spectacular weekend. Here's just a quick update since I just found out about this: My etsy shop with my roommate was featured in a Treasury! It's nearly over, but here's some linkage!

More later with photos!! (But not of the pants. They turned out fine, but in my haste, I didn't take pictures.)

PS, I can't get that song out of my head, so here. Suffer with me.

5.15.2010

Sunshine Award!

Hello all! Quick update before I head out for the evening..

A fellow blogger Angie gave me the below Sunshine Award, which I think is pretty cool! I am passing it on to 7 other bloggers that I enjoy reading.



Rules for accepting award:
1. Put the logo on your blog within your post.
2. Pass the award on to 7 bloggers.
3. Link to the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and the link to the person from whom you received this award.


I am passing this on to:

April

Rachel

Oops I Craft My Pants

Fabulously Funky

Lisa

Embroidery As Art

A Whim of Mine

On another note, I began Wedding Pants for a friend today. So far, so good, though I'm somewhat nervous about them. Mainly the bound pockets. I plan to tackle them tomorrow and hopefully I'll be able to get some good photos. Wish me luck, I may need it!

5.13.2010


hello!

Being newly jobless seems to work sort of well for me. I have been pretty busy lately with some sewing projects and a few random art projects. So far, I've been spending about 5 hours a day working in our workspace. I'm finding that staying busy and trying to keep a regular work/sleep schedule is helpful. It's such a weird feeling to not have to be anywhere! Below are some pictures of what I've been up to lately.A couple friends of mine are getting married in a little over a week. The Bride asked me to alter her dress, which is a vintage taffeta beauty. I have no idea what era it is from, but I'm going to blindly guess the 50's. It's lovely. I changed the neckline from a high V-neck to a scoop and altered the underarms so that there were less..stains.

I'm pretty proud of it, I hope she likes what I've done.

I'm also making the pants that the Groom will be wearing. From scratch. I should be cutting these out today and hopefully won't have much trouble with them. There are two bound pockets on the back, which is slightly intimidating since I haven't done those since..probably my costume class back in school, but everything else seems kosher.
I love the hand of the fabric he chose.

Here are some unfinished robots I've been working on from my very own Killing Machine pattern. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this army yet. Probably etsy I guess?

Army of sentinels!

Here are some collages that needed work. I finally finished a few up! I am in love with the bird one.
After I am done with sewing these things, I plan to develop some stickers to sell on etsy. Below is a button/banner I designed for TheCraftateria.


Finally, my next project will be something from this fabric..

I've got 2 yards. Ideas?

5.03.2010

"If you're not going to be here on Friday, don't bother coming in on Monday" -Burns

"Woohoo, four day weekend!" - Homer Simpson

Well due to some unforeseen circumstances (mainly, I was fired.), I will be updating here a lot more often. To anyone interested, I was fired from my job for applying for a new job. I got a severance package and I'm no longer working where I didn't want to be. It will probably be awful later but right now, it's not so bad.

I just won a Polaroid Cool Cam on shopgoodwill.com, and if I can ever find some film, I'll get to use it! If anyone has any suggestions for a cheap place to by Polaroid film, I'd love to hear them.

Not much new has happened in the way of crafts lately, I've just been catching up on some projects that have I've been behind in. I'll be working on a pair of pants for a friend's wedding and some new projects shortly, which I'm really excited about. My roommates and I are selling stuff at a convention in October so I'll be periodically preparing for that by making stuffed robots and some other things. (See the original robot post here.)

More later!