I have mixed feelings about the consumerism of Black Friday.
But I had a moment of weakness on Thursday. My seamless pledge was holding strong until I bought two pairs of jeans from Old Navy for $15.
The only places I plan to visit to make a purchase today is the fabricstore, and to buy a bottle of Las Moras shiraz.
I plan on finishing another archer this weekend. (which is so outta character for me – not). This version has a major pattern mis-match of the plaid on the front. Tradgic for my OCD, but Im ok with this mistake.
If you havent gone over to Craftsy – stop reading this post and buy yourself another class. You cant go wrong with everything listed as $19.99 (my consumerism weakness is showing). Yesterday I purchased the Sew Better, Sew Faster by Janet Pray.
This class is chalked full of learning opportunities. (Yes, I watched all 8 lessons at once!) She has a ton of tips which are awesome. And she really explains the ‘why’ behind these tips.
I am waiting for my hard-copy jacket to arrive in the mail. The project is an unlined demin jacket with a large amount of top stitching and welted pockets.
I cant wait to get started on this project!
In the summer, I was part of a notion swap for the sew weekly reunion. I made a needle book for a swap gift, but never got around to posting about it. Didn’t want to give anything away. This morning, I was about to make another, and realized I didn’t have a post I could look back on.
Here is the tutorial I used to make my book:
Another with a D link which looks interesting:
I also found this incredible project. It would take me months to complete….but I do need something like this for my sewing machine needles particularly. I love the colors chosen and how it is combined with a more natural linen:
I had so much fun this weekend making felt wool mitts. I went down to my local thrift shop and purchased 3 wool sweaters. I never really looked at these before and the average price is around $6.99. I bought 3 for a total of $20. Washed in hot, dried in hot and they came out infant sized. I managed to cut out 4 mitts.
They involved 4 pattern pieces and were very easy to sew together. The thickness of the cuff got me crazy in the first pair, so I opted for a blanket stitch when making the second. I never attempted this stitch before and it was a comedy of errors! But I finally got the hang of it.
I lined them with super soft fleece and they are ultra warm.
I will be keeping my eye out for sweaters as the 100% wool were tricky to find. But I wonder what would happen if a slashed a 100% wool chevron mens suit jacket instead of a sweater? Hmmmmm….maybe another weekend.
Here is the pattern and instructions. Its free!
My girl friends sister sells her wool mitts for $40. I can see why – the wool can get pricey but they are super warm.
A very long scarf all curled up. I had to do something while watching 3 episodes of Shameless. The US version is very entertaining.
K4, P2, K2 til the end
Repeat until super long
It ends up stretchy because of the rib stitch.
A very mindless knit – just like I need if I am concentrating on the tv plot.
Does anyone have a mindless craft they do while watching tv? I’ve tried hand stitching hexies but nothing else other than the odd scarf.