Wednesday, May 5, 2010
These are my latest fused glass jewelry. I made most of them a couple of months ago. I can't seem to find the time to put them up on my Etsy shop, but I won't be home in Colorado for most of the summer, so it would be difficult to get them to buyers. I don't know if I could trust my husband to take over. He's busy, too. Anyway, I did sell the top three sets last week, so that was nice. I have a devoted customer in Syracuse. Once I start creating more in Aug. or Sept, I hope she will buy some more.
I'm almost done with my recycled jeans kitchen mat. I have 6 pairs of jeans already into it and the last pair is in the ball next to Cezanne. I'll hide and trim the ends and then I will replace the disgusting, Walmart mat we currently have.
I cut the seams off the pants to reveal as much material as I could (4 panels). Then I cut up and down, turning around at each end. I made a long chain and used single crochet back and forth. Pretty easy. One thing that was annoying was the fact that the "yarn" would get twisted and I had to keep untwisting it as I crocheted.
I'll finish tonight and will present my results tomorrow.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Check out my latest sewing project!
I managed to finish the pj shorts I was planning for Clayton. I bought the fabric originally to make him a banner for his birthday. I bought a little extra, but I wasn't sure what I would make out of it. I revisited my kimonos thinking about summer pajamas for my boy. The ties/trim were some bias tape I bought at the thrift store. I used a thrifted pattern for the shorts and cut out the pieces last week. Being the airhead that I can be sometimes, I didn't realize they included pockets (not really important for pj's), so when I went to sew them today, I had to cut the pockets out of an old t-shirt. Plus, I used my serger for the first time! I did pretty well, and now I'm motivated to take it to more adventurous projects. Oh, I used the blind hem stitch for the first time using my regular machine. Stay tuned for some more pj's and a robe, too. (I've started them.)
The dinosaur shirt was a 75cent find at the thrift store. I added the applique. You can see a pretty lame tutorial I did for them here. Fun! And, they're great for covering up spots on your kid's clothing.
Also posted at Thrifty Garde Robe.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
- Seeing my family
- Hiking in the Adirondacks
- Hanging out on the beach at Piseco Lake
- Going to Jazz Fest if we're not on our way to IL
- Getting my haircut by Erika
- Sewing projects with my mom
- Mowing the lawn
- Playing outside with Clayton
- Taking Clayton to the beach
- Getting a Job, teaching again
- Looking for a house and getting one
- The cross country reunion
- Running down the dirt road like I used to do regularly
- Seeing my friends again
- Going back to Geneseo and visiting Letchworth
- Visiting NYC for museums and shows
and I can't think of anymore right now