Wednesday, March 14, 2007

my to do list & things i am in the process of making

i have thus far made some stuff since the last post but i haven't really had much time to take pictures and upload them. i am in the middle of making:

- a pirate purse. YARRR. it is making me angry though so i am taking a break from it
- the god damn dress i still have yet to finish
- a crossword blanket. i have to sew binding on it but the binding is being difficult and its all kinda too thick to go through my machine.
- green and black shirt recon
- shirt dress from thrift store boy shirt. i've just been using it to practice so far, and see how well my dress form is working, but i'm having problems with it.

i am going to make:

- tulip skirt with a built in petticoat. this is the next thing on my list after the pirate purse is done.
- i want to knit THESE http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTbmp.html they are freakin hot. except i don't think i am going to make the hi score sock, just the space invaders. i just ordered some circular needles off ebay. woooo cheap needles. the yarn, however, is expensive (for me).
- aprons. hot hot 50's aprons. i really have no need for them right now but i really want some.
- perler bead coasters with old school mario shizz
- about a million other things

i went in anthropologie the other day and saw this really simple dress for $150. how sad. even i could make it. its nice being able to just walk in a store and know you aren't going to buy anything. i pretty much just go into places for ideas nowadays. i won't buy new stuff anymore. that doesn't necessarily mean i am saving money, though. my crafting habit is making me poor!

i think knitting is far more expensive than making clothes, though. its probably fortunate for me that i find so few knitting patterns that i like and would wear, like the fetching gloves i made (pictures coming soon!). for some reason i like to pick difficult things to knit, and the gloves are really the only thing i've ever made so far. so i am a beginning knitter tackling socks. i must be stupid.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

a new addition to my family

awww isn't she cute??

i sure think so. she will be arriving some time this week. i can't wait!!

i hope it doesn't make this one jealous