Aug 21, 2008

K So Pregnancy Count So Far...

I have six people in my life that are pregnant right now!

my co-worker Erica - sex still unknown
my other co-worker Alysa - boy
my co-worker's sister Mandy - sex unknown
one of my best friends from high school Maggie - sex still unknown
my friend Karlie - boy
My stepmother - boy

crazy, right? well they are mostly boys, so i hope some still have girls, so i can make cute stuff!

Aug 14, 2008

Gingham Dress & Baby Tube Socks

hi guys! i made a couple of things: one for myself, and one for my friend alysa from work who is pregnant with a baby boy!

this first thing is a dress i made from fabric i found at wal-mart for $2 a yard! what do ya think? & remember it's not ironed yet!

i thought getting a sport zipper would be easier, since it's plastic instead of metal, but nooooooooo. it gets stuck a bunch (i even thought i got stuck in the dress for a second!), and it kinda made weird creases around it, but whatever, it's DONE! granted, i've never done anything larger than a tote bag, so i'm surprised as well that i can now clothe myself. :D

this second item are super cool baby tube socks! haha this kid is going to look pretty baller, i'm not gonna lie. check them out. i think next i'll make baby chuck taylor booties.

as always comments are appreciated & loved... thankya & g'night!

p.s.: robert comes in tomorrow from serbia, i'm so excited!

Aug 7, 2008

Zip-Up Sewing Bag

Yes, I've been too lazy to put my sewing machine away, soooo I decided to make more goodies for me! Plus, I had an extra zipper just lyin' around. This time I made a zip-up bag to put all of my sewing crap into-- thread, thimble, tape measure, pins,& hem ripper ( i think that's what it's called).

So here we go!

So: I took the strip of fabric.

Then: took a contrasting fabric for the lining, measured it to match my first strip, & cut it out.

Now funny story. I had to iron both pieces, cuz they were kinda wrinkly, and you want smooth fabric to get the most accurate results. BUT I COULD'T FIND MY DAMN IRON. So I improvised, and used my flat iron. LOL. it worked just as well, if not better, & i was able to get smaller corners and fold better than a conventional iron. I wouldn't make a habit out of it though, maybe it has damaging long-term effects. anywhoo...

Now: i thought i'd like a pocket inside for small things like safety pins, or sharper things like scissors. i took another fabric and folded in the edges to make seams.

Project Pocket Complete!

For some reason, i thought it would be a good idea to make an appliqué on the outside of the bag, since it looked kind of plain. Mind you: I have never done appliqués before, & honestly, this was the hardest part of the whole darn thing.

Afterwards: I turned it inside out, attached the zipper on both sides.

Now: because I just took a the two strips of fabric and folded it in half, i could now just pin the sides and sew them up!

Baggie Finished!


Aug 5, 2008

it's been a while!

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it's been almost two weeks since i've been gone! i've been missing my other half... he's in SERBIA of all places right now, he's been gone and won't be back until august 14th. my co-workers have been so weet to me! they have been "adopting" me for a couple of days each--taking me out to distract me; i've been to the beach mostly or eating at different places, but i've been busy crafting ~ jeez that makes me sound like such a grandma!

well, i made a knitting needle roll-up. frankly, i have too many needles and they are getting out of control. so i took some fabric scraps (mostly gotten from ReproDepot Fabrics or fat quarters from Michael's) and pieced this little beauty up.

mind you, it hasn't been ironed or anything yet, so it still looks "pillowy." and i didn't use any interfacing, because i think we all know by now that cynthia is lazy., plus i didn't really think it was necessary.

unfortunately, i don't have step-by-step instructions this time, because honestly, i didn't know what was going to come out! i really did it all willy-nilly (you can definitely tell in some places), but i had so much fun making it, and love that i now have some organization! i also made a little pocket in the bottom left for my crochet hooks.

hope you enjoy & thanks for looking!