Saturday, May 14, 2011

Super Uber Giddy!

I finally got my letter from Bernina!! I'm sewwww excited!! I'll find out sometime in the next few weeks (hopefully soon) when I can pick up my new machine. My project lists keep getting longer and longer with things I'm going to make.

This past week had been a little bit of sewing slackery. I broke down and bought a doo-hickey to make my own bias tape. It was so much easier than my free hand attempts in the past. I found out that a 1/2 yd of fabric will make roughly 11yards of bias. The fabric I got to try out cost me .75 for a 1/2 yd. What a deal!!

Why the sudden urge to make my own bias tape?? I made a new pattern for my comic-book wallets!! I drew up a pattern for a tri-fold (vs. the bi-fold I had been making) wallet. Complete with change pouch, Id pocket with see-thru window, and the credit card / cash pockets. This weekend I plan on doing the first test-run of the wallets. I'll post some pix of the process and the finished wallet sometime during the week.

I've been tinkering with making frames for Art I'm in the process of painting, finishing guitar straps, going thru the fabric stash for summer clothes, and trying hard not to overwhelm myself with too many unfinished projects. I'll be the first to admit I have a touch of crafters A.D.D. Oh yes. I admitted it! I get so many ideas and even after writing them down in a sketchbook I still have an urge to just jump into it and try out the idea. Sometimes it leads to several unfinished projects. With the whole "spring cleaning" aspect in mind I have been doing my best to get all those little undone projects, done.

This coming week I will be making the new version of my comic-book wallets, a new ironing board cover (which didn't hit me til i was making the bias tape) as my old one is icky to look at, a pair of spats, cutting a pattern for a dress, and patiently awaiting my new BERNINA machine!

A fun productive weekend to you all.

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