Saturday, January 29, 2011

My bad!

So I have been neglecting my blog, err, both of them really, but I mostly focus on this one because I SAID I would post a project I did in January, but I lied, I haven't posted anything yet.
Not to say that I haven't been working on stuff, but without my own sewing room (sadface), I am stuck with the kitchen table, and I can tell it peeves my hubby off to see all my sewing stuff, and machines, all over the table.

What I have been working on (when I can have the machines out) is I have taken 2 of my t-shirts that I no longer favour and have made them into a baseball t-shirt.
While it isn't perfect, I figure maybe if I continue to sew more Jersey knit material, I will get better over time.
I have also been pouring over, and drooling over, sewing books, and sewing websites, trying to draw inspiration from them. So far I have bought 2 books that really break down sewing techniques and "how to's". I have been sewing since I was 17, but there are so many things that I never knew how to do.

I should also mention that, I have been watching a crap-ton of Eastenders, and once in a while, a character will have a top on that might inspire me to make something similar.

Maybe February will be better? I am planning on sewing when I get home from my vacation, Booger-Bear is turning one in March and I wanted to sew a big felt 1 onto a onesie for him. Frankly, I know I can do it, I just have to stop procrastinating.

Also, a big (and I mean BIG) step for me is that I haven't bought any new shirts, pants, or any article of clothing for myself if almost a month, I am trying really hard to scout out things in the store, look them up online, and save the picture to try and make my own little copy of it.
I used to shop at least once a week, and now that I am a stay at home mommy, I need to focus on saving money so my husband doesn't loose his sanity.

Well....since January is almost is to February.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

4 days in...

I know I know, best of intentions, I SWEAR I want to sew, I'm just to flipping lazy somedays. I have an idea of what I want to do, but I just need to follow through. My hubby is going to be working for a few days, so I can sew all day if I like without having to worry if I'm bothering him. If I'm lucky, boogs will take a 2 hour nap, and then maybe go to sleep at a good time for me.
First up, a baseball tee maybe?
Well, here is to hoping that my next update will be something I've actually sewn.