I started making aprons..and I love them! I don't know why, but they're soooo addicting. I plan on making more this weekend, too..and more purses. I've been slacking off on sewing..on a month-long hiatus, mainly cos my favorite baby (the Brother XL 6452) has been in the shop..just for a wee tuneup. The fixer-upper guy had been on vacation, so it's been a loooong, long wait. Boohoo. I love my serger, but it's just not the same, as everyone knows.
This is going to be a short post..just to show a couple of the aprons I've made. I can't find the pattern I made the first one from, though...I've already turned my sewing room upside down, inside out. *sad face* I have a feeling it's just sitting somewhere, not the usual place..and smirking.
Without further ado...
Action Shot #1-this is a scrumptious sushi fabric I got 50% off last Thanksgiving at Joann Fabrics, just screamed APRON ME!
Action Shot # 2 (with my daughter doing some weird camera stuff-she loves artsy-fartsy stuff, that I'm clueless about!)
The second one..yummy dessert fabrics..I think I got this at Joann's, too..I can't remember (old age). This was easy..all I did was cut a half-round pattern on the fabric, added a contrasting fabric (cut on the bias) for the hem..this is my favorite!
And lastly...a summery confection. With the weather soooo almost like arctic winter around here, I was just dying to make something that reminded me of cooking out (BBQ'ing), laying around in the hammock..and all the summery goodness!
Enjoy your week, everyone! Have a lovely weekend, too!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
So yeah..it snowed today..barely an inch, really. I was still excited, though..the first snow always does that to me..then by the time it's knee-deep, it's like..Dangit! When's summer getting here already??? Dragged my tired azz to bed about 4ish, after a night of drunken debauchery..ok, not really (unless one counts mooning your bestfriend as something salacious :P) & frantic OCD-cleaning after..anyhoo, that stupid alarm went off too soon (5:30..yeah, I'm an idiot)..and since I strategically placed it on top of the tv, 15 ft away, I couldn't roll over & shut the bleeping thing off..had to get up..and all it took was 4 measly steps to wake me up (cursed with some insane hyperactivity). *yawn* Looked out & whoo..snowing! I dragged the protesting dog out, and stood there with my mouth open..trying to catch flakes..belatedly realizing..what if!?!?!? :O Like I do every year. Still some childhood traditions are just soooo dang hard to break..and you stick your tongue out, throwing all caution to the wind..think, "pure mountain spring water". Works like a charm everytime. My tongue didn't get burned or anything..and the flakes really did taste like water. Yey me! The doggie was looking up at me like, "What a crazy woman. Now go fetch my food!" Sooo, I grudgingly went back in..called my friend, Mark (who was out at the bacchanalia with me), "Heeeeey, guess what? It's snowing..look out the window." I think he called me a few bad words & hung up on me. Thank God for speed dial.."Hey, Shauntay..have you been out yet?" I don't know, it was all incoherent babble..and I think I heard a guy's voice, too! :O What the hell did I miss last night??? *sigh* I thought it would be a futile thing to keep doing..spreading the joys of snow. So I went in..got my camera out..and took a couple of pics..I was hoping for some critters would come out & start playing in the snow..but pesky things were probably lazy, too. Unfortunately, it didn't snow as much..so there's still some icky winter ground all over..but, this is the midwest..another couple of weeks..and we'll get some nice, white Christmas.
Shot of my small Japanese garden area...
And the pond area...