Monday, February 23, 2009

Craft 6: Tiny Tote

I didn't realize it would be so small when I first set out to make it. You can't really put the strap on your shoulder comfortably, but it would be great when only slightly scaled up. The inside is a pretty sturdy black canvas and the outer fabric is also a canvas, so there was no need for a interfacing layer, which created less hassle.

I also made this little wallet to go along with it. The book called for an invisible snap, but I just used velcro, as I am a quick and dirty seamstress at the moment.
here is what the inside looks like:
those pockets actually fit credit cards, so I was pretty proud of myself.

Craft 5: Beta testing of pouch construction

so I tried to make a pouch like a sandwich bag that folds over itself, but that failed miserably. I had to adapt and make this pouch with a velcro closure instead. I think it turned out alright. It was more a beta test for the next time. I like the color combos, which is the same as the placemats/coasters and I think I am getting better at actually sewing in a straight line, which is real progress.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

do they not look at their models?

LAZY EYE?! wha?!?
click on it. Don't they check their models? How do they let this happen? Do you not notice she can't look in one direction? lazy eyes are quite distracting. If you are going to have a model with a lazy, at least don't accentuate it. Come on.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Craft Time: Placemats

After I made the coasters, I decided to make even larger rectangles for my house: placemats. They are mix and match, reversible, washable and wonderful.

SET 1:

SET 2:

just 4 more to go. and napkins. and a table runner. I will be busy.

T shirt Tuesday 16: Breakfast Squad

oh man. Matching t shirts. We are totally lame. This is Schuyler's first appearance on T shirt tuesday. He tried to look excited, but it was obviously faked. He is more interested in his huge computer and his huge DVD collection. In my picture, I am wearing my tired of work face and my work hoodie. I actually silk screen printed these with the talented mike d It is his design and I have been eyeing it for quite some time. I am very happy with results and now I just have to stop schuyler from wearing the same shirt as me.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Craft 4: coasters

Vivienne and I made awesome coasters as a house warming for Irene. We made more for ourselves because once you start making cute stuff you just can't stop.

We added bias tape with some cool polka dots on there and then used another fabric on the back.

We made another style as well, for a mix and match feel:

They also actually work for the designed purpose which is always nice.