Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sewing Class #2

So for class #2 I had to sit near the annoying lady, I learned an extremely hard way to install elastic to only then be told "HA! there's an easier way I just wanted you all to learn the hard way first". My machine kept screwing up and the others in the class were so much faster (especially the one dude in class!) that I was always behind. But at least I learned alot.

I don't think I'm going to go to my last class 'cause I leave early the next day for my conference.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

NY Giants patch.

In honor of their win tonight, I quickly sewed together a NY Giants patch.


Here's my gnome pin. Kinda cute. Not as good as I thought it'd be.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ninjas, and Red Robots and Eggs...Oh My!

So here's some of my latest stuff. A ninja key chain and pin, a red robot keychain and an egg.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I'm going to be taking a sewing class. It'll be at a quilting store in JC and I get to use their machines. It's three classes of three hours each (one a week) for $40 total. But I'll have to buy some stuff for the class, so it'll probably add up after that.

I'm supposed to let them know what kind of sewing I'd like to focus on so I guess I'll tell them that I'd like to be able to make accessories and maybe eventually some clothes. Maybe. Mostly purses and stuffed animals and etc. Sewing them with a machine would go so much faster.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Make up cases.

Here are some homemade makeup cases that I made. Working with zippers is extremely hard to me. Trying to get them to finish off at the ends etc. is tough. I'm sending the fleur de lis one to my co-worker Michele as a gift because she has a fleur de lis tattoo.

ipod pockets

So my husband bought me a new Nano Ipod and so I wanted to craft something to hold it in. Tried all sorts of different kinds of things and made a ton of waste, but came up with two that I like:

Mardi Gras is coming up so I bought some purple, yellow, and green felt in anticipation of making some Mardi Gras things.
I got my inspiration from posts like this and this. (Links may one day not work because is like Ebay for crafts. They may be sold and then the listing will be gone.)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Collection so far.

So here's my collection so far (including the one Ugly Doll that I have):

Mr. Frenchy Bear

So in between finishing the no-sew blanket (see prior two posts), I worked on the terry cloth bear pattern that I started before I left for Christmas.
So it's called a Towel Doll in this book and you can make either a rabbit or a bear. I had previously made a rabbit in another pattern, so I decided to go with the bear.

I hated working with the terry cloth. It kept wanting to unravel and my needle kept getting caught up in it's tiny loops.

So because the mouth part was too hard to cut out and have it look right, I just gave him a mustache for no reason. I tend to do that, I don't know why. And since I had been working on the no sew blanket, I used some scraps to give my Frenchman a scarf.

Final Product.

Here's a weeks worth of work finally realized: