Sunday, August 22, 2010

When life happens

What to make Wednesday was a bust this week. Mr. Gnome was selected to advance to Chief (E-7) and I offered to help with his "tasks" for the transition. First was a guide-on, that's the flag they carry around when they PT (run and stuff) to identify themselves. I had never made a flag before and thanks to some steam-a-seam and iron on transfers it turned out great.

The FY 11 stands for fiscal year 2011

This side shows the two commands and the four rates that make up the selectees at the base where Mr. Gnome is stationed. It's a little wrinkled thanks to that morning's PT.
I made him put on his selectee shirt and model for me.
He was a good sport. :)

I have a week off between semsters so I hope to have all kinds of crafty goodness to share next Wednesday. I've already started a new purse for myself and bought some new fabric to (hopefully) crank out a few more while I have some free time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

So long old friend

We will miss you Curly.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What to make Wednesday

Sorry, no bucket hat this week. Slight change of plans. My friend's daughter is turning 5 soon and I decided to make her a tulle tutu using this video. I was originally going to make this tutu pettiskirt but while I was standing at the cutting table at Joann's a lady came up with at least 5 different bolts of tulle. The lady behind the counter asked her if she was making a tutu and my ears perked up. She even had the same colors as me. So I make a split second decision to join the rest of the blog world and make a tulle tutu. I asked the girl cutting my fabric if I could get the remaining tulle from a couple of the other lady's bolts once she was finished with them. I'll get back to the pettiskirt later but this was so quick and easy I just couldn't resist.

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I used about 3 yards of tulle (2 pink and 1 purple).

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My little gnome was NOT happy about modeling. But he's still cuter than the lamp. :)

This week's project: Curtains for my little gnome's room. I bought the fabric months ago and even cut it already. I'll be using my mom's method for plain pannel curtains. If I get really ambitious I might just post a tutorial!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What to make Wednesday

My sewing time is very limited these days. Between chasing around my 17 month old and being a full time college student (again), my machine just doesn't get as much attention as I would like. So I have an idea to set aside one day a week where I pick a project and just get to it. Enter "What to make Wednesday" a weekly (hopefully) post where I pick a project to make that week and blog about what I made the week before. This should (in theory) not only help me focus my crafting powers but keep me posting on a regular basis. Sounds like a plan eh?

Since I don't have a project from last week I'm going to cheat a little and talk about a project I made a while ago.

fabric travel high chair
(Just pretend that it's clean)

This is a fabric travel high chair for my little gnome (I think that's what I'll call DA on here from now on). I first read about this idea over here at Homemade by Jill. I found a tutorial elsewhere but can't seem to find it right now.

Fabric high chair

I whipped this sucker out in no time. I can fold it up and leave it in a side pocket of the diaper bag, just in case. Although I haven't used it as much as I thought I would, it has definitely saved us on a few occasions. Mr. Gnome thinks it looks like a sumo diaper (his words).

My sister made one too.

So here is what I'm going to make this week. A bucket hat for my little gnome from Sew Much Ado. I just might have to make a trip to Joann's to pick out some cute fabric. :)

Welcome to the blog world!

My younger sister has started her very own blog! She's much more dedicated than I am and actually posts on a regular basis. So if you're tired of waiting for me go check her out at Nifty Thrifty Life.