I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, but now that I am officially in week 5 of quarantine– I have time. At the start of this I had been keeping myself busy with mostly with working at home.
Starting next week I will be on furlough. Last weekend I spent some time making masks. Completely surprised myself by having elastic on hand. I have never used elastic for anything ever. Do I just like to plan ahead? It is a good thing because you can’t get it anywhere now.
My scrap bin has a lot of bits and pieces from previous projects. I planned to make zippered pouches with them. Who would’ve guessed it would be necessary to turn them into masks?
I followed a YouTube tutorial and all but 2 out of the 9 I made were too small for me. I guess I have a big head! They were mailed to my mother.
We haven’t had kitchen curtains for at least 3 years. It was really hard to find something to go with the retro vibes of the room. After repainting the kitchen, green curtains would no longer do. I tried several times to find something perfect, but eventually gave up and decided I would make my own.
I found this Coca-Cola fabric on clearance with the maids and felt inspired (I am easily inspired by good prices). Check for more hints.
The fabric was a bit overwhelming to sew even in this lightweight fabric. It’s good practice in stitching straight. I won’t reveal how well I managed to get them all to turn out the exactly the same (because I didn’t)!
They turned out just fine and fit suit the room better than anything I was ever able to find in a store or online.
Llama love is all around this season. Super trendy.
They are cute and fuzzy, but I stay away from anything bigger than a house cat. And also birds. Birds are the worst. The liquor store down the road from my house has about 5 llamas. They keep them outside in a field by the parking lot most of they year until it gets too cold. They also have a cat…. and a peacock.
Christmas has put me in the mood for trees. I haven’t put up a formal tree in years but I am developing an unhealthy obsession with little trees. I found a cool wood grain fabric and was inspired to make a couple plush trees using wool felt and hot glue (and maybe a couple more things)… BOOM! It’s that simple!
Ok, so this one wasn’t as simple. I cut each leaf individually with my Sizzix Big Shot… but it was worth the effort.
I really hate ironing. I have a fear of irons. I saw that episode of ‘Good Times’ a few times too many. Poor little Penny. They’re hot, they get knocked over, they burn… it’s just no good. I will seriously put back an item of clothing if it look like ironing will need to be involved. It’s not for me. But for sewing ironing is a requirement. I remember I sat down to sew for the first time and realized, I don’t have an iron! We found an old one in the basement that was really horrible. It took a while, but I finally invested in this Oliso Pro. I bought it at JoAnns on sale. I was worried ’cause the box she pulled out was covered in an inch of dust and I thought maybe they were bad if they could build up that much dust in the store (but maybe that’s due to the price). I still hate ironing, but I’m happy I splurged.