Showing posts with label work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label work. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday Cables || A Season Ahead

I had a different subject planned for today, but that didn't work out so This is basically going to be another Etsy update. I've got a few different things in the shop now. If you'd like to take a look just click the "Etsy" tab under the banner and that will take you right to my shop. 

I'm finally learning how to work a season ahead and I'm really starting to enjoy making multiples of things which has really surprised me! I'm sure some people wish we were a season ahead so they wouldn't have to shovel snow again until next winter!

Here's a little peek at what I was working on today. 10 bunnies and 10 tails. They're all put together now. This was just after I'd finished all the crocheting.



I know most of you have some pretty amazing crafting abilities, but if anyone has a questions about custom ordering something, I would love to talk about it! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Cables || One of Those Posts Again...

Yet again, it's late Tuesday night and I'm taking a grainy picture with my iPad and trying to bring spur of the moment ideas to life. That's basically the general process of how each post comes into being. I'll get a little more organized someday, I hope.

The spur of the moment idea is a new series for Tuesdays. Life is getting busier. I have a 45 hour work week between both jobs next week. That is a 17 hour jump from what I will be working this week! The influx of posts that I thought might happen, well, that was before I check my schedule!  Anyway, I thought a series would be good. Something I can write a post for any day when I have some free time. Check back next Tuesday for something both fashion and crafting related. I'm pretty excited about it!

Here's a fun little survey in the meantime.
 
1. What is the closest thing to you right now that is red? A stitch counter. Seriously. 

2. What is your ring tone? I always have my phone on vibrate. It was Moon River on my old phone.

3. What color is your favorite pillow? Um, white. My pillow cases vary. I use two pillows and don't have any matching pillowcases so they're always different colors. I don't have a favorite. I love both my pillows equally.

4. Is there an animal that creeps you out? Yeah! Aye-ayes. That one long claw they have...their faces...their fur...pardon me while I shudder. 

5. Ever have stitches? Only when I had my wisdom teeth removed.

6. Have you ever seen northern lights? Yes, faintly one Halloween they were visible I don't really remember it all that well though. 

7. Are you wearing nail polish? Yep, on my toes, L'oreal Lacey Lilac. 

8. What shoes did you wear today? Men's sneakers. When I got hired at JoAnn Fabrics I needed comfortable black shoes. K-Mart didn't have any women's sneakers in black and I didn't have anytime to shop around. They're really comfortable though!
 
9. What’s one thing you’re really good at cooking? Ha! I like baking treats, which I do more often than "cooking" meals and stuff. I love using our 1950s cookie press to make orange shortbread cookies. I haven't done it for a while though. I'm not patient enough to let the dough chill long enough.

10. What is your dream job? I always wanted to do musical theatre but I get way too nervous at auditions. I recently found out that you can apprentice to become a seamstress so I think I will be looking into that pretty soon!

11. Where were you 3 hours ago? Eating supper in my room and checking Facebook. 

12. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Ha! My room is pink! I'm pretty sure all 4 walls are within 10 feet of me.

13. What are you wearing right now? Bright coral-y orange sweat pants and a New York City T-shirt.

14. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week? No, but I made one.

15. What do you want to know about the future? I'll leave that in Gods hands.

Thanks for reading!



Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorite Things Friday || The Library

For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you probably already know that I work at a library. I'm not sure if I've mentioned before that it's a children's library. I love it there. Being a library assistant is definitely my favorite job ever! I thought it might be fun to give you a little peek at one of the projects I was working on today.

With school starting up in less than a week, story times will begin again as well. I lead a story time for ages 2 through 4. The first day, wait, every week of story time is nerve wracking. I don't know why I get nervous before every single story time, but I do! Anyway, one of the fun things I get to prepare ahead of time is name tags for the kids. I won't know their names until sign up starts, of course, but it is fun to be able to choose what the name tags will be and how to make them. 


Last session I printed up a bunch of bees and just colored them in. The session before that it made alien name tags to go with our outer space themed week. This time we'll have a dog themed week during the session so I found a clip art picture of a dog that looked like it could easily be made into cutouts. I rubbed pencil on the back of the picture and traced the pieces onto some old cardstock from the card catalog.  Tracing and cutting the construction paper pieces was probably the most tedious part because I had to do 30 ears and paws and eyes! Don't you think they turned out pretty cute though?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday Cables || Sew-Bots

Let's see, a blessing today was getting a extra shift at work. Work may not be the most thrilling place to be, but it's always nice to be able to put a little extra money in the bank. :) --and I wouldn't have found out about the adorable twill fabric!

I think I might start  each blog that way from now on. Sort of counting my blessings and sort of just a happy thought or nice thing that has happened that day or sometime during the week. 

Now, I know, I'm late again. It is the wee small hours of Wednesday where I am and I am just posting for Tuesday now. I'm going to meet my nephew for the first time soon and he is almost 1 already! Wow that year flew by!! I'm trying to buy a few things that he might need when he's here that can't easily be brought on a plane. I already bought some sippy cups. Well, I'm sure you could bring those on a plane but it not like every kid travels with his own personal supply of sippy cups. Today I bought and sewed a pattern for a travel high chair!

Yesterday (Monday) when I was at work I saw the pattern for a travel high chair and it didn't take much fabric and was really easy to sew. I put it back because it said it should be made from duck cloth, light denim, or twill. I couldn't think of any of those fabrics off the top of my head that would actually make it cute. Actually, I wasn't even sure we had any twill. Ha, not good that I don't know what is in stock!  Today a woman brought a few bolts of fabric up to the cutting counter and one was an adorable kid's twill fabric that had owls wearing baseball caps on it! When I finished cutting her fabric I brought the twill bolt back to see what else there was and saw the robot print. I grabbed the bolt, which had just enough for the pattern left on it, and found the pattern again and happily made my purchase after I punched out.

The pattern was a breeze to sew. It's just one pattern piece and you only have to cut three pieces total. Technically it should take just a couple of hours to complete, but I am a master at getting distracted. During one distracted moment I started singing a song from the Harvey Girls, which I hadn't watched in ages so I finally put in my Harvey Girls DVD and got down to business on the travel high chair...after I took a picture of my TV screen.

I can't get enough of this robot fabric!!

Now, you'll have to use your imagination for this last picture. Unfortunately I didn't have an adorable baby model on hand  so I used a shirt. You get the picture though, right?


I'm so excited for my nephew to use this when he's here!