Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Updated list of things to do

Here is my list from June 30 of things I want to finish by November. I have crossed out the things I finished and the stuff I added to make in bold. I have been working really hard to only work on what is on the list, but sometimes get distracted with other fun projects. I only plan on making the starred items when and if I move, so that I have fun a coordinated kitchen and a fun coordinated craft room.

  • 12 x 12 Calendar
  • Scrabble tile pendants (probably won’t do this)
  • Placemats and napkins
  • Large white and pink tote (cut)
  • Butterfly tote (cut)
  • Bright Hawaiian tote (cut)
  • Purple singlet shopping tote (cut)
  • Hawaiian singlet shopping tote (cut)
  • Birds of Paradise lunch tote (cut)
  • Sunflower lunch tote (cut)
  • Apple apron (cut)
  • Nursing cover
  • Diaper bag
  • Clothing separators
  • Baby shoes
  • Baby Onesies
  • Bibs
  • Travel sleep mat and case
  • Changing pad
  • Diaper & wipe travel bag
  • Burp cloths
  • Bento Box Quilt
  • Baby hooded towels
  • Crib sheets
  • 6 pairs of PJ sets (probably won’t do this)
  • Baby Dress (probably won’t do this)
  • Toddler Shirts and pants (probably won’t do this)
  • Handprint quilt
  • Photo magnets
  • Magnetic Paper dolls (probably won’t do this)
  • Sewing Machine tote *
  • Sewing Machine Cover *
  • Serger cover *
  • Sewing Chair cover *
  • Sewing Machine organizer *
  • Mixer cover *
  • Toaster cover *
  • Bread Machine Cover *
  • Rainbow Quilt (cut)
  • Black & Pink Quilt (cut)
  • Woven Placemats
  • Polka dot apron (ASG)
  • Pink Butterfly purse
  • Apron (tbd)
  • Tote bag (tbd)
  • Kelahna’s Tutus x 2
  • Kelahna’s Pillowcase Shirt
  • Kelahna’s ruched skirt
  • Diapers (10)
  • Tortilla Warmer

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Finally cool

It is finally cool enough to leave the air conditioned room, so I have gotten some sewing done.

My Sister-in-Law and I went shopping and saw some super cute pillow case shirts that were $35 each! To top that there were also some tutus that were $40 each. There is nothing to either of these so there is no reason to pay that much when I could make them for her for way cheaper. I really do support the creative people out there trying to sell there stuff, but even on Etsy they don’t charge that much for either of those projects.

The only problem is my SIL and I have very different tastes in fabrics and colors, so I told her she had to buy the fabric and I would make the projects. We went to Wal-mart and picked out a couple colors of tulle and some cute prints of fabric to make 2 tutus, a pillowcase shirt and a ruched skirt for my niece.

Here is what I have accomplished so far with what was purchased:



Rock Star Style:  IMG_0150

The Pillowcase shirt. I made this as a sample with left over fabric from the skirt she wants (which I haven’t done yet, just cut it out), the real shirt will be brown with pink polka dots:



The ruched skirt (this is also a sample, the real skirt will be out of the black and white fabric):



I did also get inspired to work on some of the quilts that I have just sitting around all cut. My SIL and family came over for dinner on Sunday and walked into my craft room for the very first time since I have moved here in November. She was disgusted by the amount of fabric I have and the amount of projects I have started that are just sitting collecting dust. She is starting to get back into sewing and made me feel sad that I had gotten so bad. I know that I am not nearly as bad as some  people, but I really want to be at a point where I decide on a project, go get fabric, cut it, and sew it all at once. I don’t want to have such a large stash of “I don’t know what to do with” fabric. And I certainly don’t want a ton of works in progress sitting around.  I started with this monkey flannel rag quilt that I have had cut for well over 2 years:IMG_0179


And I started on my rainbow quilt that I blogged about here. This is 1/3 of the top part finished. The little strip on the side is going to be the binding. It is coming together so nicely I can’t wait until it is finished:IMG_0181

I am off to my ASG meeting, it is all about sewing machine feet. Then tomorrow I have another sewing day with a Home Depot job interview thrown in. So, I sew.