Resolution Review: January

Since we’ve reached the end of January (ALREADY!) I thought it would be a good time to check in and take stock of what I’ve accomplished this month.  I think the resolution to blog more and sew more is going rather well…don’t you? 12 blog posts: Whew! Well, that happened… So many palettes, so little time And the winner is…! Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey…Stuff Timey Wimey Shark Block of the Month? No, that’s not right. Nintendo DS Carry Case (a project from the summer) Warning: House Under Quarantine A passion for (1920s) fashion Work in Progress: Zakka Style Baby Quilt … Continue reading

Timey Wimey Shark Block of the Month? No, that’s not right.

Thank you everyone for the votes on my color palette for the Skill Builder BOM!  As of this morning, the macaw palette has 71% of the votes, vs. 29% for the hummingbird set.  No one voted for scrapping both palettes and starting over so I’m thankful for that. Last night, I popped into G Street Fabrics and picked up my six yards of (dark) natural background fabric.  I don’t have 6 yards of ANY fabric just lying around, save the stuff that I’m planning to make curtains out of.  I also picked up some small batik cuts to match the … Continue reading

Burn Out

If you are friends with me on Facebook, which I have to assume most of my readers are, you’ve seen the seemingly endless posts about costumes, costumes and more costumes.  I am so burnt out. My fingers are numb for poking them with pins. I can’t see the sewing room floor for all of the fabric scraps on it. To be honest, I don’t think I want to see the sewing room floor, or any part of the sewing room, for at least another year.  I really am that burnt out. I’ve completed the Renn Faire costume that was a … Continue reading

Sorting it all out

I’m running into the problem that caused me to make the to do list of doom: too many projects in the works and feeling overwhelmed.  I have a lot of things I want to work on this weekend and I need to prioritize.  I have serveral projects I’m being paid for that are not particularly inspiring, but I’m being paid for them and I need a pay day so I can continue with my other projects.  And the other projects are all in some state of completion, but not completed yet and I don’t know where to start.  I need … Continue reading

To-do list!

Here it is, the post you’ve been waiting for! The monumental to-do list of DOOM! Word baby quilt Rail fence baby quilt Monster Baby quilt Monster Baby quilt Wonky zig-zag Baby quilt Baby quilt (pattern undecided – for march) Nautical quilt (etsy store) Nautical flags  quilt & pillows (gift): http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2011/06/how-to_nautical_flag_napkins.html tap pants: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2011/07/how-to_make_a_custom_pair_of_t.html Halloween costume (undecided! – Caleb) dragon skirt Cancelled since I used the fabric on the tie project! finishing touches on 2 bags (etsy store) finishing touches on 2 other bags (gifts)  Men’s shirt pillows (etsy store) Refashioning vintage Saks jacket Adjustments to dress from goodwill Touch painting art quilt … Continue reading