Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Home Decor Projects and Sewing Plans

 I am going to show you a few projects I have been working on recently. There are no new garments to display, but I recently finished two or three things for my dear mum. 

First, a scrappy pillow cover:

Saturday, September 13, 2014



    I participated in One-Week-One-Pattern this past week. (For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, you can look at Miss Jane's post.) When I first saw OWOP I did not read the details very closely and therefore I thought that we were supposed to be sewing a new outfit from the same pattern every day! I knew that I could not do that so I ignored it. Then when I saw all the lovely giveaways that only participants of OWOP could enter I thought, "Hey, I'm going to go check that out again!" I am glad I did. I had a lot of fun with this, with or without giveaway opportunitues! I chose Simplicity 1460 as my pattern for this week. (Surprise, surprise.) Without further adieu, here are my pictures:

Day 1:
Simplicity 1460 bodice with a half circle skirt.
 When I originally made this dress I took my length of skirt fabric and gathered it and simply attached the whole thing to the bodice. Needless to say, it did not work out too well. The length of the skirt was not the most flattering, what's more, I just did not like it. (Unfortunately I do not have any "before" pictures.) I knew I had to change the skirt and OWOP was the final shove to fix it up. I simply took the old skirt off and cut out a half circle skirt.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Profitable Day and Blog Changes

Hello Friends,
        After an extended break from posting, I have returned. Did you notice the new blog title and design? The previous entirety of my blog felt quite limiting because I was trying so hard to be like all of the other amazing sewing bloggers. I wanted desperately to be an instant success and have everyone like and appreciate me. Selfish? Yes. Narcissistic? Definitely. Permanent? No. After some "soul searching" and an extended period of stalking various blogs, (My blog reading list is well over fifty. I am a blog fangirl!) immersing myself in Pinterest, pretending that every one of the fabulous girls who I follow knows me and that we are all dear friends, and lots, and lots of laughing at GIF's and Tom Hiddleston, I have come to a final conclusion: I want to write a wholesome, hopefully humorous, and completely "me" blog that delves not only into the world of handicrafts, but also fangirling, (if I feel like it. . .) and expressing my opinions on various topics that interest and inspire me. Thus a new blog design and name. For whatever reason, this new title and look gives me a fresh perspective that makes me want to write. That said: this blog will still primarily focus on various crafts, (e.g. knitting, sewing, crocheting, watercolor? and possibly piano) but I should like to do an occasional book, movie, or TV show review, or simply express my appreciation about something. Here's hoping!

   Guess. What. I am now the proud possessor of a typewriter!