Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hey! For a gal that loves bags, this is a great find!

HandbagPlanet is giving away 24 handbags to mark the launch of its website. This is the bag I picked out. You too can enter to win a free handbag at their site.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's Autumn!

Now that I've gotten Twilight out of my system and fall is here I've been feeling the urge to create something. Mostly to sew something to wear. I've also been wanting to buy clothes that look really good on me (I found a new website but unfortunately they all cost upward of $50. And we are a poor college student family right now. Also with the economy slipping ("society is slipping, everything's slipping away" - if you can reference this quote reply and I'll sew you something and send it your way) what I really want to do is sew designer clothing so that I can wear them. :)
I'm also going to make Jack and Ana's Halloween costumes (and if I have time, mine and Joseph's, but what to be?). Jack wants to be Peter Pan and he wants Ana to be Tinkerbell. So, easy, right? I guess I'll find out.
Also There Is NO TULLE On Tinkerbelle! (FYI).
In my Current Projects: Right now I need to wash some duck cloth and outdoor home deco fabric for a square bottom bag I'm making out of this fabric (see photo). The orange is the duck cloth which I will use on the bottom, it is very sturdy. The other two are lighter fabric, but I'll want to be able to wash it now and then and not have it bleed or go lumpy.
I'm also working on a small jean patch quilt for one of the kids - I think Jack - on which I will embroider (with my new sewing/embroidery machine!) caterpillars, kittens and puppies and the like.
Another project in my bin that I've had forever is a costume dress from Simplicity, I'm sewing the blue one in the top left corner (follow the link).
And my oldest project is a patchwork quilt for my sister which I started years ago before my old sewing machine broke. (The one I recently bought is to replace this machine, so I haven't had one for over 4 years ;o(. )
I haven't started the Halloween costumes yet, but as it is now October, I feel it weighing on me that it's not done yet. I think I'll get everything for the costumes tomorrow (which means Joseph and I have to pick ours for the masquerade tonight) - it's errand day so I get the car!