Monday, July 20, 2009

Shoulder Bag pattern

So I've been having a really hard time getting work done during this move, and it doesn't help that it's been 116 degrees for over a week now.

On Friday I logged into my facebook and a friend had posted this:

I knew she did catering but didn't know she had started baking onesies. It was just the motivation I needed I ordered some mini lemon and snickerdoodle cheesecakes and this wonderful black/white angel food cake.

I picked them up around 11 AM. Cake home and went straight to work. I had that fabric cut and ready to sew - meanwhile the computer was on and I was writing everystep and Illustrating from the snapshots I was taking of the steps. That made the writing of the pattern go quickly.

For my reward I stopped and had my choice of one of the 3 wonderful desserts laid out on the counter.

Needless to say by 7 PM I had a new bag and a fully written and illustrated pattern - Ready for Etsy. Well not ready yet, my proof reader (my sister) is on vacation. So it might be a week before it gets posted to Etsy - but It's done.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bias Tape Maker

There hasn't been much phone activity at Cochenille (Everyone is out enjoying there Summer I hope!) so I decided to take the day off, I got to play on the internet. I came across this nifty little gadjet a 'Bias Tape Maker'.

I haven't purchased it - the only reason that I might is that I hate making bias tape - I always burn myself with the iron. Or the metal bias tape maker gets hot and I burn myself with that.

My only concern with most things when they are new is - they don't usually work right. Sure the picture on the box shows the fabric being fed in correctly and the metal bias tape maker securely on the base and the outcome is crisp nicely ironed bias tape. But does it really work?

Does anyone have one of these yet? Any thoughts?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New place

It has been a long while since I posted. June continued to be overwhelming for me. On June 20th we received the keys to the townhouse we are renting. It is in a nice gated community, lots of greenery everywhere.

So we started moving first everything out of the trailer, then everything out of Steph's room in my Mom's house. That was the easy part. Then we decided that we should get rid of the storage unit that we had rented and put everything in when they forecloused on our home. I have now come to regret that idea. It might be saving me $120. a month but it has come at the price of my sanity.

I'm literally going insane with all the crap that is in the boxes. I must have really changed in the last 2 years because I do remember thinking 'i'm going to need that, I don't think i want to get rid of this, I'm going to use this some day' as I was putting a lot of crap in boxes.

And now I feel like an idiot for having paid all that money to store it, and now all I want to do is get rid of it. But guess what the pride is much stronger than that - so my pride is forcing me to find a place for all that crap in our new place.

So needless to say - I haven't sewn anything because this is my sewing desk:

and the rest of the apartment is piles high with stuff and boxes, and a whole lot of crap!

So today My first actual day off in a long time (ie. nothing must me done today) I'm going to ignore it all and I'm going to sew! I might even set up a knitting machine and knit!

Why? to regain my sanity!


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