2/23/2018

Making making,finishing finishin

I know that you know that the majority of makers have tons of unfinished projects, for one reason or another.:D
These days I'm doing my best to finish as many UFOs as I can.






Proof! :)
Aaand new stuff to list in my Etsy shop ,finally! What do you think? Like something?

Still, I haven't reached the bottom of the current box I'm emptying. :D





2/19/2018

Refashioned trousers

Hello there!
I honestly didn't think it would take me this long to sew a wearable item. Truly.
But at last I finally have something to share. :)

Last week I stabbed myself in the index finger of the right hand, and badly, so I was unable to do anything for several days. To console myself I went to visit a couple of second hand stores to see if I could find something nice. And score! I came home with two bags full of wonderful stuff. Including this enormous pair of classic trousers.




I liked the fabric so much. It has little white, yellow and orange spots all over. And Z almost forced me to finally sew something for myself. I've been running around declaring I had nothing to wear for a while. He is quite ironic about that, hehehe.


First,I had to deconstruct them completely, and then I cut them using a self drafted jeans pattern.

 

I only wish they were longer,though! :)

Ciao! :)






12/08/2017

Wow,I actually made something!


The apartment still looks like an earthquake scene, but I managed to make something anyway!
A carpet!
While unpacking I found a carpet base I had bought years ago with the idea of making a crochet carpet, but never did because it wasn't sturdy enough. So it went to the bottom of a box.
Now, this was quite a serendipitous find since I've been researching handmade carpets for a few days, with the idea of making something for the bathroom. And there was the perfect base! Or at least I hoped so... This time I tried the latch hooking technique, only with a big crochet hook, and it worked!:)
 I used jersey remnants and scraps, an old nightgown and several old t-shirts for the strips. This is quite a small carpet, but boy it took a lot of fabric! I think I might have found a new favorite technique for scrap busting!
I love the result and so does Z. But he refused to step on it in the bathroom. He says it is too pretty.:D
Oh, I also cleaned my sewing machines!! Yay!! I can't wait to get back to sewing!
Ciaoo!


11/15/2017

Almost there...




Aaaaah! Love!
Now, we are waiting for the kitchen to arrive. There are still lots of little things to be done, not to mention all the cleaning...So, still no sewing in sight. I can't wait to show you the bathroom!

We expect to be moving in in a week or two. :) I am soo excited!

Ciaoo! :D