31 January 2013

3-year old UFO eliminated!

I am not sure what took me so long, but I made most of this jacket top about three years ago. The only thing left to do was sleeve cuffs, buttons and buttonholes. DONE. Finally!

The fabric is painted. I brought it back from the Big Island of Hawaii four years ago.

*UFO: UnFinished Object

06 January 2013

The sewing room: totally organized!

I've wanted a bona fide sewing room since I was about 4 years old. 49 years later, I now have one!

I should have painted the walls before the shelving went in, but that will wait for another day. Also needed: removal of trashy blinds, replaced with curtains.

My wide range of sewing ephemera is now completely organized! I had various fabric and sewing gear stashed in bins, closets and bags in rooms all over the house. Now that it's all in one place and organized, I realize: OMG, I HAVE A LOT OF SEWING STUFF AND FABRIC!

This was a Christmas gift from my husband Mike. My son-in-law and father assembled the shelving and desk (IKEA EXPEDIT). Thank you, guys!

I thought about posting a "before" picture, but it would have been too embarrassing. Just a room with bins stacked around, a bed on the floor and Legos scattered wildly about.

Stuff you can sew for teens

Hoodies. You can't go wrong with hoodies. This is the second one I made for 14-year old Crispy this season. It has a phone/iPod pocket in addition to standard lined pockets.