didn't quite fit my bubs quite how i wanted but I'm enjoying the dress as is...
i used the 'new look 6557' the only issue i found was the width of the bodice piece being too long
I've finally started sewing clothes!! this is a happy moment for me :) It's been a long time goal in the making...
I randomly (seriously 1 hour before a party) stitched this shirt out of fabric i found at SAS... [picture a stinky thrift store FILLLLED with inexpensive fabric, tons of buttons and other little treasures ♥]
Took me all of maybe 20 minutes. Sorry about the crummy photo, it's a party pic :)
And the pic below was my 1st pattern use ever... came out OKAY but too big. Now I understand patterns a little better :) I adjusted the shirt in the picture so it wouldn't look so big shhhh!
I have a few other things I'm working on and attempting to work on, hopefully I'll have more clothes to share soon! I really need a serger....!
So my boyfriend and a friend installed a ceiling fan on my back porch for me woot! it works really well except that the light was wayyy to bright. So I got a little creative and made some light covers with pretty fabric :)
It felt like i had flood lights in my backyard!
They also double as shower caps for cute glowing nightlights from ikea :) `
I had a fairly productive week... i finished a diaper bag for my good friend, and I sewed a tank with a pattern for the first time! Its not perfect, I had to adjust it a few times, but i'm satisfied... I'll post pics soon...
But for now, I really like making these hairclips!!
AND I got a whole bunchels of discontinued leather samples for freee to make more
I really wanted to post something before I head off to sleepy land, so I thought I'd share my guilty purchase of the day...
AHHHH both on sale for about $3/yd!!! I don't know what I'm going to do with them but with summer coming in AZ I'd really like to have an arsenal of skirts... I have a soft spot for old lady looking fabric...
But seriously. I CAN NOT buy anymore fabric until I use some of what I have. SERIOUSLY.
Today was a good day... Did a little screenprinting with my friend Kathy [pics/mini tutorial up this week] and my friend miss Margeaux bought her first sewing machine! She's really excited and I'm excited for her...
Moose dog has been really cuddly lately, I sure do love this pupp...
My friend Tanya made me this a little bit ago, she bought the teeeny tiny cupcake mold off of etsy. I likes it :)
Sooooo, I have some friends that wanted to dress up as the Kick-Ass movie characters for the Phoenix Comicon, and they commissioned me to make them... The only time I made anything close was myMax helloweenie costume but to be honest furry loose fabric is very forgiving when you make mistakes!
It was really tough but I welcomed the challenge, so I spent much of last month worrying, pacing, researching, and restitching all to the very last minute!! and I was proud of myself when I was done :)
I drive by 2 thrift stores on the way to my doctor, so whenever I have an appt I can't resist stopping on the way home! These were my favorite finds from my last trip :)
I found this at the 2nd store:
And this at the 1st! It was meant to be...
They will soon both be in my kitchen, I'm sooo excited to put this light up above my kitchen table, I'm hoping my boy and I will have it done this weekend!
I also found this glass mushroom shaped container, and thought it would look really cute with some mushroom cap polka dots... so I traced them out and used glass etching cream, I really like how it turned out!
I was working on some more of these notepads using donated couch leather, and decided to make myself a quick hair accessory. It was so simple and I like the results. I'm going to make more soon! Here's how I did it if you're interested:
I started with some leather and fleece scraps [choose any fabric that won't fray...]
Roughly cut out some flower like shapes of varying sizes
So after hiking I decided I wanted a water bottle sling for short hikes instead of carrying a backpack everytime... I've seen fancy ones before but I like to make my own things whenever possible. So that night I grabbed some leftover yarn and made this before bed:
I like the way it came out :) It's no where near professional but it was quick and easy ♥!
I wish i could write a how to, but I'm so new at crocheting, and I just make it up as i go...