We are the world's worst fabri - holics. We cannot resist buying fabric even though we already have enough to supply a fabric store for years. We are currently interviewing therapists to help us with this problem but we really need someone who understands and enables us. Want to apply for the job?
I love my Janome sewing machine. We understand each other. There is friendship, shared tears and a bond that cannot be broken between us. We have gone through much together..... and now the damned thing CRAPPED OUT on me! Actually, I think I bent some inner mechanism so the needles keep hitting the metal and snapping. I have gone through 10 needles in the past few days. So I have finally given up and switched to a Singer that Tina graciously lent me as a back up singer (lol). There is a lack of trust with the new machine. I keep reaching for the wrong buttons and I have to look everything up. And as far as I can see there is no little button to sink the needle in and keep it there for when you need to turn the material. And it's computerized! EEEWWWW! But it was very sweet of Tina and I appreciate the fact that I am still able to create stuff even though my trusted sewing partner (not Tina, the Janome) is very, very sick. Perhaps even dying. May she rest in peace.
I think if you are labeled a geek you are supposed to know about computers. Obviously not applicable to me....I think maybe a nerd means the same thing but not as strongly. So I guess, I will have to aim for nerd. I would like to be more geek-like but Tina thinks we are too old. :) I think I am just too stupid! Plus, it just seems to me that the "geeks" spend way too much time on the planet Geektra* figuring out new places to list/talk about their wares. I would much rather make the wares. It all seems rather exhausting to me! But I am trying.
*When Mary Ann and I were younger geeks were just people who were a little odder than other people and we were proud to be from the planet Geektra.
Yes, I lied. Well, not exactly. I can't put the pix of the hat up because.......I SOLD IT! Yea!! I was at the hairdresser (getting my hair done, duh) and Joyce (my hairdresser) said she had a 1st birthday party she needed a gift for and could I make something to go with the hat. Well, it just so happened I already had a pair of bloomers to match the hat and a t-shirt too. It was perfect (and very cute if I do say so myself!) She was happy, I was happy and hopefully the recipient was happy. I put cards all over the outfit (a subtle reminder that there was more where that came from). Hopefully it will pay off!
I am just finishing up another hat (have to add the rosette) then the big decision is "what's next?" My current thought is apron or boy pants. I actually only have one material that is boy material (how sad is that?) so I probably will go with that and then the apron. I'll put up a picture once I decide!
Just looking around the etsy shops in my (???) spare time (actually I was tired of cutting out the dress I am making) and I happened upon ScienceKitty. Extremely cool stuff. ScienceKitty works in a lab by day and by night she creates artistic jewelry using repurposed items. It always fascinates me how people can see the beauty in what is essentially someone else's trash. The pictured earrings are made from pipette tips that would have been thrown away. They are so beautiful and unique and eco-friendly. She even makes pins using old television dials! How cool is that! What a conversation starter that would be if you wore it to work on your jacket lapel. ScienceKitty's items are not only unique and beautiful, they are very reasonable. Check out her shop here.
Wow that's a mouthful! This litte etsy shop has everything you need for birthdays or special occasions. They have gift boxes that are unique and beautiful and they have beautiful cards like this one to go with that special gift. They even have frames and brag books you can give as gifts! Check out their shop here.
I know I am probably not supposed to talk about what I do when I'm not sewing but I can't help it. My first love is art. Please don't be mad at me. I am not cheating on Tina with my paintbrush. I give equal time. One day I sew, the next day I paint. Sometimes I sew for two days in a row. And then I binge paint. Anyway, I have put up a couple of new cards that I really love. So I am using the blog to show them off. This one cracks me up.
Okay, so my pictures still suck but I wanted to show this outfit off because it is so cute! I was going to make a onesie to go with it but i think it might be too much so i am just going with the hat and pants.
We met each other when our boys were in elementary school and discovered that we both had an insane addiction to fabric! As years went by and the material mounted, we decided to put our sewing skills and abundance of material to work and we started making reversible market totes. This has now expanded to children's clothing, aprons and hats. Karen has also now expanded to creating greeting cards from her personal artwork, which is amazing.