On Saturday I went to the craft swap over at Whipstitch. It was really fun, met some nice ladies and got some way cool stuff. I am working on some plans for what to do with the items I acquired. Will keep you posted on that ;)
After finishing my most recent dress, I decided that I need some everyday clothes. I had a bunch of different stuff pulled out to think about and settled on making a a little blouse with some Japanese fabric I picked up when I was in Chicago. It was a major splurge to buy this fabric. So I felt like I really needed to make something that I would actually use.
I love it so far! The one problem is that I just don't have the right buttons for it yet. I will have to head out this week and do some button shopping.
Yesterday was a cutting day. I cut out several projects and plan to working on sewing them up starting this afternoon. I have to sort of re-configure my sewing room for cutting so I like to do a bunch while I have it set up for cutting and then sew a bunch while I have it set up for sewing.
Here are the projects I have cut and waiting to be sewn:
1. Simplicity 2422 - Pants, brown twill - these are supposed to go with that damned green jacket.
2. Simplicity 2894 - Shorts, tan linen
3. Simplicity 2894 - Tunic top in Heather Bailey Lindy Leaf in pink - I have realized that I have a thing for pick and red. This is super funny because when I was younger I hated pick and red together. Marion inherited my love of pink and red as well. I will enjoy it while it lasts.
Four cut projects should be enough for a few days. Additionally I committed to adapting some pajama pants for Sew Much Comfort and hope to get all of this done this week. I occasionally make things for this great organization, I need to make time to make more things for them. We make adaptive clothing for wounded soldiers. Check it out and if you are not a skilled enough sewer to help out you can make a donation.
Here at home we had a great weekend! Saturday was our fun day and Sunday was our chore day but it was not too strenuous, at 5pm Marion was still napping and I still had on my jammies.
On Saturday we went bowling in the morning. And in the afternoon we went to the Decatur BBQ & Blues festival. All I can say is that it was HOT and STICKY. But we went with my super fun cousin Stacy and we all had a great time.
|Yes! A sausage (stolen from Mama) and a rib!|
Hope you had a good weekend and that you are looking forward to a productive week ahead.