September 27, 2010

Photo Challenge

It's a Black and white contest!  Head on over to Aspire and enter yourself!

Aspire Photo Challenge

September 26, 2010

Sewing books

I recently found these in my Mom's stash, and intend to devour them, perhaps giving you my opinion.  

Sound good?

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September 23, 2010

September 22, 2010

Etsy Dilemma

I have a hobby.

It is called beading.

It is very fun.

I make all sorts of things...

Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Anklets, Headbands etc.

And I try to sell them on etsy.

But what does one do when they don't sell, and you don't feel like listing them for the third or fourth time?

What do YOU do?

September 20, 2010

Black and white and read all over.

Nope, not a newspaper.

Something abundantly more useful and informative.

A pattern.

Yes, I'm nuts.

September 18, 2010

Corduroy Refashion

Have you ever turned a pair of pants into a skirt?  I had seen many people do it and thought it would be neat, but if I have any pants, they are generally very comfortable and to great to cut up.  Well, I did have this pair of Olive corduroy pants and they sat really low on the hips.  Far to low for me.  So I thought I would give it a try.  I just started cutting them up, trying to remember what I had seen others do.  They turned out pretty well, for only taking like 20 minutes, topstitching and all, but it was to short.  I seriously couldn't sit in them modestly.  So I added cut around the edge of a lace tablecloth and sewed that on the bottom, topstitching over the lace.  It is just the right length now, and I think I am going to be very satisfied.


September 16, 2010

Exotic Lemons Frock

It's a new dress!  I'm finally getting around to my summer sewing, now that school has started and it is getting colder. :-)  I've been reading some lovely sewing blogs lately, and am really excited about making my own clothes now.  I thought it was a novel idea before, but now I think that I can actually do it!  This dress was made using Simplicity's 2398 by Jessica McClintock.