It’s Saturday morning and as I post this, we’re getting ready to go out of town.
We all have them, we all save them, and we never know what exactly to do with them. What am I talking about, scraps. That’s why Fabric Leftovers: Simple, adaptable ways to use up scraps seemed like such an appealing book to have on my sewing shelf!
I opened my mailbox this evening, only to see that Hot Patterns has released some new designs (yay! I was wondering when some new ones might come out)! Along with the one on the left, I’m in love with the Dragon Beauty Cargo Pants, Cherry Blossom Coat, and Cigarette Pants (which would probably look horrible on me, but I still love them), along with a few others. I haven’t ordered yet becasue I can’t make up my mind what I want to try, so I’ve decided to sleep on it.
I didn’t do any sewing yesterday – instead, I cleaned like a mad woman. So why would I forgo my favorite hobby and frantically clean my house from head to toe? Two reasons: 1) We’re going out of town this weekend and I really hate having to come home to a dirty house and 2) after cleaning away the real cobwebs I wanted to add some artificial ones – I decorated for Halloween!
The weather is turning noticeably cooler, the leaves are changing, and it’s time to snuggle underneath fluffy quilts. It’s this kind of weather that gets me in the mood to start a new quilt. So, it’s only fitting that today’s review is on a quilting book – M’Liss Rae Hawley’s latest title, Mariner’s Medallion Quilts.
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon cutting out costume fabric. So by the time evening rolled around, I was very excited to get started sewing.
What you’re looking at is the headpiece for the Zombie Bride costume. While there is no sewing involved, there’s lots of cutting – if you plan on making this and you don’t already have a rottary cutter and mat, now is the time to invest in one.
Fall is here and the change in seasons seems to bring about a lot of changes in other things. So to keep the theme, here’s some before and after photos for you!
First off, I want to thank everyone for all the birthday well wishes – I had a wonderful day yesterday! Since I was so unproductive, it’s time to get back to work – the real kind. That’s why this post is coming so early today, I’ll be away from my computer all day (I hope I don’t get the jitters from computerinternet withdrawl). But, enough about work and deadlines, let’s talk about sewing!
What you’re looking at is the second muslin that I’ve made for Taylor’s costume.