Friday, January 23, 2009

Bizzy bizzy bizzy.

Yes, I posted last night. Believe it or not, I forgot to mention a few things.

On the 20th, I also made stitch markers. I used some swarovski beads I had, plus the sterling silver pins I found at the Gem Faire for $1.50.

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I also made some Animal Crossing stitch markers using the little cell phone charm thingies you find in Tomy vending machines at the movie theatre.

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All I did there was take them apart and shorten the cord. I'm now reminded that it's been a little over a year since I played Animal Crossing on my DS. My town probably looks like the Kingdom of Weeds now.

I've also been getting quite annoyed with my bag. It doesn't have enough compartments, the velcro closure sticks to my knitting (gah! not the lace!), it's falling apart, and it really isn't roomy enough. Also, despite not having much room inside, once something goes in it takes quite a bit of digging to find it.

So, after some searching and shopping and deciding that those lovely Jordana Paige or Namaste bags were just too expensive and not worth gambling on if they didn't work, I decided to sew my own bag. I've designed and sewed purses and sewing kits in the past, but to make it even easier I'm going to work from a pattern and just make alterations.

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I'm using Amy Butler's Sophia bag pattern, sized up slightly and with an outside pocket and extra dividers inside. The piping and handles will be made from chocolate colored ultrasuede. The two accent fabrics will be the lining. The paisley pictured is 100% cotton upholstery fabric.
I'm not allowing myself to start on the bag until I finish sewing the kids' jammies, though. (Really, they're almost done...) And of course, clean and organize the sewing room. All my individual supplies are already organized, so this won't be too difficult. (She says...)

Oh, and I made bread in a machine. Lots of bread. I make about three loaves per week. It's the best way to get really good dairy free bread and costs a fraction of what you'd pay in the store.

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I believe that's it. I'll leave you alone now, while I lament over not being able to participate in Blue Moon's Rockin' Sock Club '09.

At least I have this:

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And this:

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Firefly, out.

1 comment:

pdxknitterati said...

It was nice to meet you today at the yarn crawl! Connor was very charming, too.

Animal Crossing! My DS game is full of weeds; don't play it any more but I did peek on New Year's Day. At least they weren't yelling at me for not coming by in a year, because they were preoccupied with the holiday. My kids bought me AC for the Wii for Christmas...

Hope to see you again!
Michele