As the title suggests this post is a completely random smattering of facts, ideas and opinions.
For starters, the photo above is of a quilt that I was paid to make about a year and a half ago. It is certainly something to get to do the thing you love, but it takes you to a whole other level to get paid to do what you love. :)
Lately, I have been having at some of my Craftsy classes. I have been working my way through Suzy Furrer's classes on pattern drafting. I am working through watching them, and then I will go back and watch them again and actually apply the knowledge. I really need to keep working on the skirt pattern that I mentioned here.
Next random fact. I recently made a custom order off of Etsy. I ordered a custom neck pillow from My Nuzzy House. Carolyn did a wonderful job of working with me to find out what I wanted, making suggestions, and overall just being a great communicator. She had my pillow done within 24hrs of my first contacting her and kindly let me know when it would ship out. I would highly recommend checking her store out if you are in need of a cute pillow for a long road trip. (Which was my excuse since I am taking two road trips this summer :)
I also have some new fabric that I ordered that I will have to share here on the blog shortly, only some of it is currently being washed. Otherwise I would introduce it. :)
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
"If you can't buy one, make one!" was my motto for a 1940's inspired cartwheel hat. I wanted a wide brimmed hat along the lines of the cartwheel hats of the 1940's. The problem with that was trying to find a hat in good condition, in whatever color I wanted, and for the right price.
I had a wonderful time at a local event raising awareness for the Army training camp that was in our area during World War II.
I thought I would give you a sneak peak of the outfit I plan to wear this weekend for a local event. My brother is going dressed in uniform and I hope to get more pictures this weekend, including a few with him. I have already posted about the blouse and shoes I am wearing here and here. The hat has not yet made its debut on the blog, but it will soon get a post to itself. The only addition I might add to the outfit would be one of my new brooches.
I am also pretty excited about my makeup. I have never really worn makeup before (such as once before for a photo shoot), but I decided it was time that I do something about that. These pictures of me would look a little better with a little extra color. :) I am looking forward to rocking this look on Saturday.
I'm all for a good sewing challenge, but not necessarily on a project that has a deadline coming up. This blouse project was already complicated enough.
Last week I received a package in the mail from Chronically Vintage's Etsy shop. I have been getting to know Jessica Cangiano through her blog, the wonderful comments we exchange. and through email. I have ordered from her before and was very happy to do so again.
Everyone has their dreams of the perfect work space. I certainly have mine. Most recent of which is a dream of the perfect cutting table....... A stainless steel counter/island.
I know you are probably thinking that everything would slip off especially satins and chiffon. But with a stainless steel top, magnets could be used to keep the fabric in place and pattern pieces in place instead of pins or pattern weights.
Oh, I am wishing and hoping that some day, I will wake up from this dream to reality!
What is your dream sewing/crafting work space?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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