Sew Cute

I sewed this weekend. I had some fabric, a couple of cute pinterest patterns burning a hole in my pocket, and a three day weekend to boot! What better time to tackle some quick projects. Both turned out pretty well, so I thought I’d throw a picture or two up on the blog.

A gift for my dear friend K’s birthday! What girl doesn’t need a cute little zipper pouch. I tried this pattern out for Christmas for my sister too, and liked the results, so I thought i’d throw one together as a birthday gift as well. Hopefully she’ll like it.

Pattern can be found here.

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Bow Pouch with the necessities! Happy Birthday pencil and swirly straw!

Next up came a pair of City Gym Shorts. Seriously, such a cute easy pattern! I think next time i’ll invest in some nicer fabric and add pockets, but I am looking forward to wearing these come warmer weather.

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City Gym Shorts!

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Look Mom, I sewed something for me!

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Yay Bathroom Selfies!

That’s all for now folks. Happy Tuesday!

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Long Time

Hello! Long time no blog. What can I say, there are periods of life that are just too busy, not meant for blogging. 2015 was a blur of growing, grieving, aerial training, pole dancing, and curling up on the couch watching Doctor Who with my love. And yes, I said pole dancing. It is both incredibly difficult, and incredibly therapeutic. I am convinced that my aerial/pole training was responsible for the maintenance of my sanity the past year.

So why start blogging again you ask? Well there is this little project I want to document the process of. My dear friends wedding dress. Now I have always said I would never, never ever, never ever ever, make a friends wedding dress. But when Y called me up last fall and said “hey girl, i’m engaged, I would love if you could do this for me?”, something clicked. Perhaps it was her unwavering confidence in my skill and creativity, perhaps it was the opportunity to really throw myself into a design project again, perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. There really is no set explanation, just the answer of yes, I would love to do this for you. Documenting it will allow me to look back so that should the situation ever arise again, I can look back and either say “sure, that was fun. I could do it again.”, or “ha! never again!”.

Either way, here we go. Sketches have been sketched, muslin has been bought, colors have been selected (yes, color). Stick around for the ride.

With that, I leave you with three pictures from the past year. Happy 2016!!

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Big Buddah in Hong Kong

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I call this photo, Holding my breath this hurts so bad…. wait look how strong my abs look.

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Queen of Hearts and Kung Fury

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I Did It!

And by it, I mean I made a baby gift that wasn’t a crocheted afghan. A blanket yes, but not an afghan. Nope, this time I tried my hand at a quilt. A quick cozy little blanket for a soon to be little boy. It has a few kinks (it was my first quilt after all), but I am pretty ok with how it turned out. If I ever make another quilt, there are definitely a few tools I will invest in (rotary mat), but this time it went ok with the basics I already owned.

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Hopefully it provides many a night of good snuggles!

Happy Tuesday!

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Works in Progress

I’m in the middle of a lot of projects….. None are close to complete. Hopefully i’ll finish all of these soon. It is more likely that i’ll finish one or two soon, and the others will get pushed aside when I get annoyed with them, only to be un-earthed in a year or two to finally be completed.  That seems to be my process.

Thought I’d share a few in the works photos.

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I started cutting out a new dress pattern. Finally making something for myself, and hopefully it will be ready for springs warmer and sunnier weather.

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This project MUST be completed in two weeks. It’s another baby afghan from a Terry Kimbrough pattern book, and it’s a gift for a baby shower I’m hosting in two weeks. I gotta get my fingers in gear and get hookin (ha)!

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This is an older project that I just pulled out of the woodworks. I forgot how much I love working with gouache paint. I was thinking this print might be fun to turn into a pattern for fabric. Thoughts?

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That’s all for now. Everything else is in various states of beginnings. If only I could stay home and craft all day. Wishful thinking. Happy Tuesday!

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Life Lately

Took my dear friend Y to Leavenworth. The day was filled with brews…..

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…and some Pretty Pretty Princess! It was my favorite childhood game, (And by childhood, I mean I got it for Christmas when I was 18 :))

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T and I went Antiquing! I made a new friend and I named him Morris.

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I’m working on this little gem, just the hem left to complete. I don’t love the print, but i’m using it as a tester for the pattern. I’m thinking of making it in a lovely wool for winter.

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I went HIKING, and actually enjoyed it. Those that know me, know that this is not something I usually choose to do.
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We hiked up Pilchuck to the lookout, it was BEAUTIFUL, and quite a nice, but steep hike. I returned mostly in tact, just with a few mosquito bites to irritate me all week.

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Otherwise….

Reading– Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. Really awesome if you like sensationalized historically based stories. I’m hooked. 

Listening To– Vivaldi.

Watching– The Office re-runs.

Eating– Trail mix, Trail mix, and more Trail Mix.

Enjoying– Going to Barre class on thursdays! I’ve been meaning to try one of these classes for awhile now and it’s awesome!

Looking Forward To– Camping with my family this weekend! Not so much the camping aspect, but lots o family time. I’m sure it will be a hoot!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

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