Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I did this???

Have you ever been rummaging through a box of fabric, grab a corner of what you think is what you are looking for and it is something that you totally forgot about? Well, that just happened to me.

I was looking for a bunch of muslin to make a test garment, I grabbed a corner of fabric and pulled......I did get muslin, only it was a mini quilt, not loose fabric.

I took a hand quilting class a long, long time ago with the Roxanne Thimble lady. I even have an autographed copy of the hand quilting book!!

Here's the Roxanne Brand Thimble. It's almost the smallest one they make. LOL

And my handiwork. You can soooo tell I am a beginner!

Maybe I should frame it?? Quilting as art.....I like it!!  

All in all, a really nice surprise.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TV: the good ,the ridiculous and the yeah!

First the good: New series on syfy....Being Human
I am loving this show! last night's episode was awesome and unexpected in many ways. I didn't see some of that coming at all!! Seriously, Aidan is gonna have one, long emotionally painful eternity. Wow!! And Josh? Whoa nelly! Can't wait to see where that goes!!

 The ridiculous: I just saw a commercial. I am still in awe.The announcer guy says, " The most important movement you can make is the one you make before your colonoscopy. blah blah blah....." I still can't believe they had a commercial about taking ''load off'' before your colonoscopy!!!! It's worse then those enzite commercial with Bob and his plastic wife. LOL
It came on during a show I dvr'd, so here it is, in all its glory! LOL

And now, the yeah! On Sunday night's, the Science Channel is airing Firefly!!!
Browncoats, unite!!!

I love that one season wonder! I know I have the series on dvd, but it's so nice to just have it pop on all by itself. Shindig was on Sunday, the one with Kaylee's bouffant of a dress!! Love it!!

Look what someone did!! They put the crew of Serenity in Star Fleet uniforms!! LOL Cute, very cute!!

What are you watching? Is it worth it? LOL 


Monday, March 28, 2011

New and finished projects

I was supposed to be cutting out and getting a muslin ready for a Friday fitting today. I just haven't got the energy. I caught a cold. A Bad cold. The kind where your ears are plugged and your head and lungs feel like they are stuffed with cotton. Ugh!! I keep blaming my friend Amy for giving it to me, but, alas, you cannot catch a cold from facebook. LOL

The wedding dress in question will be a compilation of these four patterns to create a ''mullet'' style wedding dress. Business on the top and a party underneath. It's the newest thing: you have a short dress and you wear a skirt over (or under ) it, and after the ceremony and obligatory photo ops, you pull it off and party the night away it relative comfort.

I will post updates as they happen. I think it going to turn out great!

On the finished front....some really cute baby bibs. They are two sides and there are two of each. I hope the snaps don't pop off. LOL  It's been awhile since I used the snap pliers. I could've went velcro, but the look wasn't nearly as cute.

On the ''just for me" front:

I am in need of some cute shorts and cropped pants. Sweats are the utmost in comfort, but I just can't consider 'grunge' a viable fashion statement any longer. It isn't the 90's, my kids are teenagers and do not spit up on my clothes any more and I only own one pair of beater sweats that never, NEVER EVER, get worn outside of the house. Let's face it, I'm a little too old for grunge to look cool on. I successfully transitioned into jeans a long time ago, but I am ready for a little update. I may even make a few button front cotton/linen tops and a *gasp* dress. I know right, me?? :-)

View B on the Vogue.......there are knee darts and really deep this look.
I could go either view on the McCall's, I'll just have to see what length works best with my legs.
They both have elastic, bit I will probably convert the Vogue to zippered and take out a lot of the fullness in the booty area. This baby ain't got much back. LOL

Finally, May 2, I will be joining the Jeans sew along on MPB .  I have this pattern,

But I may get this pattern. It's had some good reviews and I do like a little stretch in my denim . 
It will not have the flare. Didn't like it in the 70's, don't like it now.


I like these for a more traditional fit, but they might be out of print. That's what esty and ebay are for, right?

**Not sewing related**. 
We are currently updating our kitchen. Right now,  it looks like we bought our lighting at the 
WWII, Nazi Interrogation Room Warehouse. LOL  Recessed lighting is roughed in right now and once it's wired, the hubs can fix the ceiling . New counter tops, cook-top and a hood, along with a fresh coat of paint and some new curtains will round out the mini remodel.


What's got your creative juices a flowin'?

Join me as I progress through the wedding dress and jeans. 
Heck, make your own jeans, or use old jeans for something entirely not clothes related.
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