Showing posts with label apron. Show all posts
Showing posts with label apron. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Something on Etsy!!!

Just dropping by for a minute to let you all know I finally got around to updating my Etsy shop!. There are only three items up at the moment but there will be some more varying ones to follow soon. :)
Clicking on the tab under the banner will take you directly to my shop.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Tuesday Cables || Looks Like Snow

Last week was SO busy but now I'm back on track. We were supposed to get a huge snowstorm a week ago Monday night but only ended up with about 6 inches. Not enough to make cleaning up a big pain. (It was still a little pain.) and just enough to go sledding!! The birds don't seem to mind too much. It looks pretty chilly though.


I finally finished my doily and now when I look at it all I can picture is one giant snowflake.  I really enjoyed this pattern. The only thing I didn't like were the "chain 6" instructions for the mesh at the edges. When I started going around and having to slip stitch the following rows, I had to tweak some things to make it look even because, obviously,  6 has no center. It turned out alright. The stitches are pretty tight but I think that could have been fixed by using one hook size larger. I think I'm going to use one size up on the next pattern with this thread.


And about the aprons, I finished the second one and am just about done with the third. Making the same pattern three times in a row is pretty amazing for me. Usually I never enjoy making the same thing twice, but these were fairly simple and enjoyable to sew. I'm hoping to have all three aprons posted on Etsy by the end of this week and hopefully get out and buy a little more fabric. Not sure if I'll be making more aprons or if I'll try something else. It is much more exciting to think about sewing now that I have a fully functioning machine!! Knock on wood.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Tuesday Things Friday

Friday again so soon! It has become clear to me over the past few weeks that I really need to either A) Write my Tuesday posts on some other day so all there is to do on Tuesday is click "publish." Or B) Change my Tuesday posts to some other day altogether!

Craft-wise here is what's been happening. Aprons. Going slowly. I think I'm going to try my own design for the next one. I used a pattern for this one but absolutely loathe sewing the flounce on the bottom. I'm also learning how to use my mother-in-law's Singer Inspiration sewing machine which is quite a bit different from my Brother machine. 

I love these pins! They remind me of gumballs! Yes, I am very easily amused.


There seems to be a problem with thread tension because the bottom thread keeps bunching up. It may be the bobbin too, but I won't be able to find out until I use up all the thread on my current bobbin and wind a different one. The (not so) funny thing is that the thread bunching only happens when I'm sewing in reverse. 

Here's what I've finished so far. It's only a half apron so that waistband is all that's left. Hopefully I can figure out the thread tension issue before I start the next one! I didn't realize I was still styling my wrist pincushion until after I took the picture.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Knowing and Sitting.

...in other words, knitting and sewing. That is what I actually did mostly this week. In fact, this week I learned how to knit with double pointed needles! Oh YouTube, how I love thee. I'm attempting to finish that project by Christmas,*knock on wood* so no pictures yet. 

And the sewing. I really like working at JoAnn Fabrics. There was some really old fashion looking striped floral fabric I had my eye on for a couple of weeks. I loved how it looked but I had no idea what I could make with it. I didn't want to get a yard or two for my stash because the point of this job is to save money, not spend each paycheck at my place of employment.
Well, this week I also happened to watch some DVDs of The Waltons. When I saw Olivia Walton's apron a lightbulb went on in my head and my next day at work I bought myself one yard of the floral fabric!

I made a half apron at first, but then after looking at google images I realized that hers is a full apron but folded down in a lot of scenes, so I pulled out the rest of the fabric a couple of nights later and added a bib. I ended up with just about a 9 inch by two inch strip of fabric left over!  I'm very pleased with the end result for not having used a pattern. I alternated the floral pattern in the fabric for the pocket. I liked it that way rather than matched up like the Walton one. 

The bib puffed out a bit at first do I made two little pleats a couple of  inches in on either side. And the neck strap joins with a button.



These pictures are the result of 2am dress up immediately upon completion of the apron attempting to channel 1930s fashion/Olivia Walton. I amuse myself very easily. That outfit is way too dressy for an apron!
Next sewing project: vintage house dress. (Sad but true. I have a pattern that I bought on sale for $1 and I think I can alter it pretty easily!)
Here are the moderately embarrassing photos...



-- I had a number of Etsy listings expire two days ago, so some of those should be back up within the week.