Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Lovely Year of Finishes - Skirt Finished!

I finally got my summer skirt all hemmed!  Why is it these little projects seem to go on the back burner for so long? 



 

This was my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  A nice new skirt to go strolling through Albuquerque and Santa Fe! 
 
 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fabric Therapy (and other things)

Things are slowly calming down around here, so (hopefully) I'll be back to posting with my normal schedule!

My little household has been hit by some nasty bug that's been going around.  Luckily, it is starting to look like we are on the upside of it all.

The day before Easter Sunday we had just finished dinner and were getting ready to dye eggs when the phone rang.  It was my father-in-law saying he was at the airport and where were we?!  Um. Apparently my husband's side of the family forgot to tell us that he was coming.  I frantically started picking up the house and had the kiddos dye eggs while my husband went to pick his Dad up.

Amongst visitors and tending to an ill husband and kiddos, I did take a day to run to a fabric shop in town that I had never been to before.  They had quite a few prints that I have only been able to find online.  Here's what I bought.



From top to bottom: Simply Color by V and Co. for Moda, Noteworthy by Sweetwater, and
Spot On by Robert Kaufman 


Also, a little online fabric shopping.  I bought a few pieces from Hawthorne Threads and Pink Castle Fabrics.  Some of this fabric was bought for a specific purpose (as noted in the photos below - Pretty Princess Sew Along hosted by Cut to Pieces.)  Some was just because.

Alice in Wonderland dress: Polka Dot Stitches by Lori Holt in Clean White and
Tiny Gingham in Blue by Michael Miller


Rapunzel dress: from left to right - all from Michael Miller
Clown Stripe, Cotton Couture in Purple, Cotton Couture in Crocus
 and Cotton Couture in Blossom




Penguins in Blue by Nancy Wolfe for Kokka Japan and
 Headliner in Black from In The Doghouse

I first saw that penguin print on Don't Call Me Betsy and had to have it!  Luckily there was a 1/2 yard left in stock so I snagged it!

It seemed like a long time had gone by since I purchased any fabric, as everything I have been making lately, I've been trying to utilize what I already had in my stash!  It's nice to see some new prints mixed in with my current.

Tomorrow is the preschool's annual field trip out here to the ranch; then it's a weekend spent with my sewing machine!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Project Inventory/Summer Skirt

I'm a list maker.  My lists have lists - okay, not really.  But I do make lists for everything.

Over the weekend, as I was dreaming up new projects and looking at those forgotten ones in my works in progress basket, I decided to (yep, you guessed it) make a list.

I listed all my works in progress - I came up with 13! 

I listed new projects - I have 7 currently in mind.

Yikes!!

So let's get onto this month's Lovely Year of Finishes project - I decided on a quick finish for the month of April - finish my summer skirt I started in June of last year.  All I have to do is hem it to the right length and it's done.



How is your project inventory looking?