Tuesday, November 29, 2016

2 years

Who would think there would be a whole year lapse after my last post.  lots of life has happened in the meantime. Not a lot of sewing, or even buying fabric. Mostly just learning from craftsy, all about fit. haven't mastered it yet. still working on it. I hope to write and sew again soon.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Goodbye July! Hello August!

Well, another month has rolled by, and sadly I have not made much headway in my unfinished sewing. I had a fabulous vacation though in St Thomas. I was able to wear several outfits I made.  Although only one for the Pattern Stash contest.  Needless to say I didn't complete the most.  Actually didnt even upload the picture.  Here it is! 

I liked it so much, I made a second one, which I couldn't enter into the contest, but was fun to make nonetheless.

August, here I come.

Monday, June 30, 2014


Well we are more than halfway through this year, and I haven't made a lot of progress on my unfinished objects. I have to double my effort the rest of this year. In the meantime I did complete a summer blouse for my travels this year. I have to bring the unfinished back into focus!

Monday, May 12, 2014

May Madness!

I returned to my blog today, to utter shock that I have not posted since February.  I thought for sure I had posted in March!  Well, I have been quite busy sewing many items.  Looking back, I think it all went haywire when I found a wonderful blouse pattern that i thought I would enter in the pattern review contest.  It is a vintage pattern that seemed easy enough, and the the contest would end on March 31st.  I sewed it up just in time, and was going to take the pictures I needed to enter the contest when I realized I needed set in sleeves on it for it to be eligible.  I was a little disappointed, but I enjoyed making the pattern.  
So along comes April, and I get an Ipad mini for my birthday.  I needed a quick cover for it, so I made my own using a couple of fat quarters I got from Tuesday Morning.  It was fast and easy, and I got the pattern and tutorial from Charmed Liebling site. The tutorial is free and easy to follow, and there is an option to pay $2 to download the PDF.  I chose the free option and had no problem.  
You can find it here:

 I liked the Librarian blouse so much, I whipped up another one in some discount fabric from Joann's. This is a well fitting blouse, and very easy to make!  This would have worked for the Pattern Review contest.

 Then I got back to my original plan of finishing UFO's, i racked up another $10 for finally completing the Sew Fast Sew Easy jacket.  I guess I wasn't too happy with my topstitching, so I set it aside.  But having finished the jacket, I love the way it hangs so I will make another one and just change the collar to points rather than rounded.  I saw one example like that, and I loved it. 
Additionally, I made a pair of white pants.  I needed a little more room as it seems I continue to put on weight.  No picture of those yet, I have a minor repair to make, as the dryer did a number on the band. 

On another note, had a party for my granddaughter, and fell in love with this lighted sign I initially found on Pinterest then surfed to the Oh Happy Day site for the free tutorial.

Decided to make the sign and it came out great!  I could have added one more string of lights to it, but overrall, I was happy with it and got a lot of compliments! 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Two more unfinished objects

Chalk up another $20, which brings my total to $40 in my self imposed $10 for each completed item quest.  So, there were a couple of purses which I started on last year that went into the UFO bin.  The pink and black is an evening clutch by Burda.  I am not sure why I stopped working on that one, I was very close to finishing.  In fact, all I needed to do was attach the flower and a snap.  It took no time at all.  It will be a fun purse for a night on the town. 

The second purse is a fun weekend purse, Butterick 5109.  I made things a little hard for myself on this one by working with pleather accents.  I am not entirely happy with the outcome, but hey, another UFO bites the dust. This is getting to be fun.  I am still working on the Vogue knit blouse that I mentioned a couple of posts back.  I am sure it will happen eventually.  I am not happy with the fit, so I may have to unpick it and sew it more before I can complete it.  

Finished my Little White Dress

Evening look

Daytime Look
Little White Dress

What fun! I entered my first pattern review contest! I have been a longtime member and have never entered before. The contest required entrants to take a minimum of 3 shots of the dress.  It proved to be more versatile than I thought.  The funny thing is, I don't believe I have ever owned a white dress, so I am not sure why I decided to enter this, but I am glad I did! I am already looking for the next contest! Meanwhile, I still have quite a few unfinished objects to complete. At least the little white dress was not added to that bin.

Friday, January 10, 2014

So far so good, $20

Well, this whole paying myself to complete unfinished objects is working so far!  I have another project (small though it may be) completed.  This is another bag that I just got burned out on making.  I had made two of the larger bags and just didn't have the motivation to finish this one.  And so it has set in a bag of incomplete projects for about 5 years or so.  It's funny because it really only took a couple of hours to complete it.  I am excited about closing out these unfinished objects!  the next one is a blouse that's only been around for about a year and a half.  And I have $20 in my completed UFO envelope too!  This is getting to be fun!
I'm not sure what I will use this for, but I will come up with something.  I am always losing things in my purse, so maybe I can put something useful in it.  It's a little big for things like my cardkey and trainpass.  Oh well, on to my next UFO.