I guess now that I have another creative outlet, I don't feel the need to verbally vomit all over the internet so regularly. Sewing is probably much safer for me anyway; this way nobody gets hurt. Aside from me getting intimate with my seam-ripper, of course.
So what have I been doing? Well, here are some Rocket/Robot jammies I made for my friend Jennifer's little boy. I'd sent her a text message showing her the fabric I selected, and ever since that day, sweet Aiden has been asking, every time they get in the car, "Are we going to get my pajamas now?"
And I made this tunic for myself. I love it, and after some initial swearing over the sleeves, it was extremely easy to make. I plan to make several others; I think this may be my uniform for spring. I like it because I don't have to suck my stomach in. And really, that is the main criteria for clothing for me lately. Stop eating Ben & Jerry's every night? Hell no! I'll just buy/make bigger clothes.
And then my dear friend Julie asked me to make a purse/tote style bag for her; she entrusted me to select the design and the fabric. Knowing that she loves the same colors as I do, I found the perfect fabric. She lives in the coast range of Oregon, in a home surrounded by mountains and the most lovely flora and fauna. She loves to garden and their property is covered in native plants, trees, gorgeous flowering bushes with a creek nearby. Check out the fern-like swirls, the little mushrooms and (ack!) the bunny hiding against the blue tree:It is, quite possibly, my favorite thing I've ever made. If I didn't love her so much I would totally keep this for myself. It's even reversible! I hope she loves it. I am definitely going to make more of these to sell on etsy (and one to keep, of course!)
**All these fabrics were purchased from my new best friend/stalking victim Ari of Buttercuppity. She has a darling store here in Spokane, and she sells on etsy too. She is an absolute doll and we need to help her business thrive. I'm certainly doing my part! :)
Next up: more fascinating pictures of sewing projects. :)
Working on an adorable apron which will be auctioned off at the Hillbilly Games in May.