WIPS: Works in Progress

A look at the current works in progress I have going on!

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Well we’re still here! ūüėÄ

The husband and I have been talking about moving, obviously, because what else are we going to do? ¬†We talked about the best way to approach moving, and realistically planning as well. ¬†If all goes according to plan (when does it ever?), we should be closing at the end of this month/start of next month. ¬†So we talked about moving, the best way to get moved, painting (because I can’t live in a pepto bismol house, sorry not sorry!) and things we’ll need to take care of before we can officially live in the new house. ¬†If our calculations are correct, we still have about 4 more weeks in the attic. ¬†Honestly, the time has been going by very fast because we’re spending about 3 hours a day driving, then 8 hours working, and then we’re home and we pass out after dinner. ¬†Then it all starts over at 5:20am. ¬†Also, my sister-in-law making dinner basically every night, those cute little nephews, and seeing Al run like a crazy dog all over the yard (he seriously sprints around and it’s hilarious) are all little kudos that make things very easy.

Enough about that! ¬†I’ve been cross stitching to keep my crafty levels up. ¬†I found the cutest little bacon and egg cross stitch, and since these two are staples at our house on the weekends I’m making this for our kitchen in the new house. ¬†I’m also going to work on one for a giveaway to celebrate the reopening of my shop…eventually! ¬†AND!!! ¬†A third one! ¬†(Which…will actually be the one I’m working on right now.) for one of my nieces who thought it was so cute! ¬†I’ve started on the bacon, but I’ll hopefully get this finished up at the next guild meeting! ¬†Which is tomorrow!!!! ūüėÄ

I have been running into something odd. ¬†(odd to me anyways) ¬†At least 4 people have asked me if I could do this or that for them, sewing things, which I’m more than grateful for, but I’m like okay, well, I’ve got to get moved, then my sewing room is going to be booming with projects!!! :O ¬†Which reminds me…I need to start writing things down. ¬†Not to mention the wallet project I got started before I had to pack everything up…AAAHH!!! ¬†Over all I’m pretty pumped about being able to sew again within a months time. ¬†I really want to get all these little projects up and moving at least, and it’s kind of making me crazy not being able to start them. ¬†The new house is out in the country, and it’s not very close to fabric stores, or even a Walmart, so I’m going to have to start taking advantage of taking “trips to town.” ¬†It’ll be good though; it’ll -hopefully- make me more exact about what I need and how much of what I need for what project. ¬†Then again, there is always the internet. ūüėČ

Until next time!  Happy sewing!

Moving Excitement!

As¬†I think¬†I mentioned before, at some point we are moving. ¬†We’re doing all sorts of decluttering and packing up right now to get our house ready to go on the market, and we’re hunting down houses like crazy. ¬†This is nothing new to us; we’ve lived in 3 states and countless apartments, and now our house, in our 8 years together. ¬†We know how to move.

However, this time feels different. ¬†I am excited about the prospect of buying what could possibly be our last home. ¬†I’m excited about taking another step up in our lives, setting up our house with more than 1,000 square feet to work with, not being on top of our neighbors, having a place for little baby Dax when he (or she! who knows!) decides to come along in the future. ¬†If I’m just being completely honest here, I’m probably most excited about setting up my sewing room.

My sewing room now is our spare bedroom. ¬†There is a full sized bed in there and a dresser, which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but they are the bane of my existence. ¬†Sure, the bed is great for taking a break from sewing and perusing through Pinterest or checking Twitter (which I’m terrible at doing, by the way. ¬†#1 worst tweeter, right here. ¬†I mostly just retweet.) ¬†Besides that, my sewing room doesn’t have a ceiling light, and there isn’t much in the way of natural light except during a few hours in the morning. ¬†I have a lot of lamps, which actually make it hard to tell what time it is, and then you end up staying up until 11pm on a Wednesday working on a bag, and then you’re so wired when it’s done you decide it’s a good idea to watch an episode of Dexter. ¬†Sure you finished it, and Dexter¬†is never a bad idea, but all Thursday you’re barely awake. ¬†I haven’t even gotten to the best part; the whole room is yellow. ¬†I mean, Big bird would be invisible in this room. ¬†YELLOW. ¬†When we moved in the entire house was yellow, and when were painting and got to that room we just said “let’s leave it that way just as a reminder.” ¬†So low light + yellow walls = everything in there looks odd and I have to find another room to take pictures of things. ¬†Even with my little lightbox things have a yellow tinge.

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So I’ve been working on some sketches of how I want my sewing room laid out. ¬†I know once I get in there it’ll change about 100 times and I’ll keep moving things around, but I want to get an idea of how I’d like to imagine it anyhow. ¬†It’s a little difficult since we haven’t really found “the one” house and I can’t be 100% about dimensions, doors, windows, etc.

 

Anyhow! ¬†I hope everyone’s had a nice week! ¬†I know I’m looking forward to the weekend!

Until next time!  Happy sewing!

Fabric Friday!

Look everyone is always coming up with cute things; WIP Wednesday, tutorial Tuesday, so I’m making it Fabric Friday.

I was really hoping to have my bags at least started by today, but that’s where the postal service gets involved.¬† I was supposed to have my fabric delivered Wednesday, which would have been great.¬† But, it didn’t come while I was at lunch, then when I got home after work there it was, the dreaded ‘sorry we missed you!’ card in my mailbox.

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So, I took my card yesterday (Thursday) to the post office close by…only to be told I have to go to the other post office.¬† Okay, I wouldn’t say I have a vendetta against this other post office, but I do hate it a whole lot.¬† They’re mean, they send all postal notifications in Spanish, they delivered a super suspicious box to me and then gave me an attitude about coming to pick it up.¬† I mean I’ve emailed the post master general about it.¬† Yes, I actually did it.¬† I think it helped, I don’t get nearly as much Spanish mail anymore.

So, today I’m going over to the post office of doom on my lunch break, because they close at 4:30 (what kind of crap is that? 9-4:30?!) and that’s when I get off work.¬† Then, I can FINALLY get my little jelly roll and stripes and get to work.

Do you have any plans this weekend?¬† My husband’s bff (do grown men have bffs? I think so) is spending a few days with us starting this weekend, and we have a nephew birthday party!

Happy sewing everyone!

dear blog…

I’m not ignoring you. ¬†I promise. ¬†I’ve just slipped into a little slump of easy distraction and busy time that doesn’t involve sewing. ¬†I have been doing some plotting and planning to sew, so there’s that.

I’ve got a little Superman quilt up on my planning wall right now. ¬†It’s for a very special little friend of mine named Caleb. ¬†He’s the sweetest little boy. ¬†Without going into a whole lot of details, he’s in a wheelchair and always has a blanket in his lap. ¬†I know how much he loves Superman, so I’m making this little Superman a blanket.

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I’ve recently gotten a doll dress frame for American Girl dolls, and I’m trying to make something that will fit it. ¬†It’s a little harder than I imagined. ¬†My mom is coming up this weekend and I’m hoping to show her some sewing things, and she wants to sew doll clothes to sell on eBay. ¬†She has an American Girl doll, and we’re going to put our heads together this weekend and see what we can make.

I’ve also gathered some of my leftover squares from the chevron quilt and put together how I can make a ¬†baby blanket. ¬†(yes, I had that many leftover squares!) ¬†I still need to quilt the big brown blanket, finish the rainbow blanket top, and some other small projects. ¬†And since I have so much on my sewing agenda, I’ve decided to make October Sew-tober! ¬†I’m going to sew something every day. ¬†Maybe I won’t complete a project every day, but I will work on something every day. ¬†I’m hoping to get a couple of hours in each day, hopefully I can do it! ¬†It’s a little difficult to find time when you work 40 hours a week, but I have hope.

Anyhow, I hope everyone has a lovely Oct…I mean Sewtober!