23 February 2015

Wanted: Time Machine

Since I am behind on a million different things, now that the sewing machine is upstairs (where it's warm) I am wanting to sew again. So, I was finally able to get a few projects done this weekend, including a baby blanket for a baby that's...well, still "fresh" but I wanted to get it to his parents before he was born. Oops.
It's the thought that counts, right? I mean, I bought the fabric AND washed it before he was born...I need a time machine to complete these on time, I swear.
Anywho, it was such a quick sew I was able to finish it in about 45 minutes. I think. I'm bad at guesstimating. With that, I present to you, a Doctor Who baby blanket, complete with Minky From Hell.


After finishing this blanket, I've come to realize that I'm never using minky again. Ever. Unless it's going on the back of a quilt that someone else is quilting for me. No, seriously. OVER. IT.


21 February 2015

I got a KnitFix!

Back when we lived in El Paso, I used to get StitchFix boxes. Had six mystery clothing items in it, and I could pick and choose what I wanted to keep and send what I didn't want back. I liked it for a while, but then when they didn't take into account that I have a whole lotta boob, I decided to take a break from them for a bit.

Until I found KnitFix. KnitFix is waaaay different, but just as awesome. Straight from GirlCharlee.com, you get two yards [each] of six different KNIT FABRICS in all sorts of crazy patterns! Okay, not crazy, but pretty awesome. "On Trend" is the word. I like making my clothes better, than someone else guessing for me. Ch-ch-check it out!


Aw yiss, look at all that glorious fabric. They do a variety of fabrics, so not everyone gets the same fabrics. I won't lie. I started seeing cheetah print and a whole lot of floral, and I got nervous. Reeeal nervous. But then my bag came, and it was a great day.


I got this fix to help challenge myself. I've never sewn knits before, and I normally don't buy patterns, so I figured, unless they were totally horrid, I'd keep them and see what I could come up with. (There's a GirlCharlee KnitFix FB group that you can interact with members and trade fabric with)

So, I started one I liked the least. THE CHEVRON. I don't own anything with chevrons on it. I don't like them at all. But, this one, wasn't too terrible. It's a Ponte De Roma knit and it sews and feels like a dream. I will be buying more if it in the future.

And because it's not done (missing a serger part) you only get a sneak peek until I can get the serger up here to finish it.


This post was not sponsored. I just like showing off things.

15 February 2015

Oh...um...hi February!

This is what school does to a person. Makes me even less social than I already am. Anywho, I'm still alive and kicking, actually enjoying school. One of my classes this semester is 2D design, and I'm learning how to mix colors and make color scales, and various other things. I have learned that painting is not my forte. I will stick to sewing.

This is one of my pieces I painted. I haven't had time to make a quilt, so I figured I'd paint one instead. I'm pretty pleased with it. It's based off a quilt pattern I found on Pinterest (this one) that I'm going to buy when my no-buy is up.

Crooked Flying Geese. Just like one of my real quilts!
It's also been WAY too cold in the basement to sew, so I've been working on cross-stitch instead.

Ideally, I'd like to have this one done before March (lol) so I'm trying to plunk away at it when I get a chance. There's quite a few things I want to go back and change, but I'll do it when I'm done to see how much thread I have left over.
Though, I have permission to move the sewing machine upstairs and a few select items, so I might start sewing again soon. Well, there is no might, I have to. I have to sew two garments for school. So, we'll see how that goes.

Also trying to squeeze a bit of reading in there. I have one book left in my original stack of four from January, so that finished by March would be good, too.

Hopefully, I'll post something else this month (finished cross-stitch? finished school projects?) Who knows.