Applique tutorial.

You’ve gotta check out this tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew!  She does a wonderful tutorial on machine appliqueing.  It is very thorough, and gives all the information a person needs to know.  I’m so glad I came across it tonight because I’ve been trying to think of a special gift to make for a friend that’s having a baby soon (she’ll be induced on Saturday if she doesn’t have it on her own by then… bring on the jumping jacks!).  So now I’ve decided I’m gonna do a baby quilt that’s personalized for baby Brodie.  I can’t wait, I love it when I finally make a decision on something.  Unfortunately now is when the real work starts…

Here’s the link to the tutorial.

Caught up.

After this post I will officially be caught up on pictures relating to my older posts.  I guess that means I’m gonna have to think of some new material.  Any ideas?  This is going to sound totally random, but I want to do a post on sewing with lycra and spandex.  I have been wanting to make myself a swimming suit for a long time (I actually did make one back in the day), and I had to alter one that I bought recently.  I honestly did a lot of googling to find out as much as I could about the needles, thread, etc, and there just isn’t much info about it on the web.  Let’s just say my first experience with wooly nylon was a bit wooly!  What’s wooly nylon, you ask?  Well you will just have to wait and learn all about it when I do that post.

I know that I probably do more writing about what I plan to post than actually posting things, but I have a slight problem with procrastination and if I write about it first, then I’m committed.
So this is the shopping cart cover I made.  Wyatt loves it as you can tell.  I took this picture at the end of our trip to Target and surprisingly he still has a rather pleasant look on his face.  Probably because I let him hold and chew on the Off insectant repellant bottle.  Don’t worry, I watched him closely… except when we were driving home.

Worse.

What could be worse than going without a camera cord for two months, then finally discovering the cord for the video camera works, unfortunately only two hours after finally ordering a new cord off of Ebay?  I’ll tell you what could be worse: after all that I just described, finding the stupid original cord that I thought I left in Arizona while we moved to Virginia for the summer in plain sight in our only container that I would have originally packed it in, that I’m sure I looked in multiple times on many different occasions.  I knew I wouldn’t have forgotten to pack it!  Seriously…

I know they say that you have a “pregnancy brain” when you are pregnant, but no one tells you it gets worse after having the baby.  I seriously think I’ve lost half of my brain cells.  At least he’s worth it!

Calling all fabric lovers…

I thought it would be fun to do a poll of your favorite online fabric stores.  I have my usuals that I look at, but I know there are always more out there that I haven’t stumbled across yet.  Let me know, I think it would be fun to hear what sites other people like to shop.  

I’ll start:  this one is kinda vague, but I’ve always had good luck with Ebay.  It seems like there is always someone selling clearance fabric, and I’m kind of a cheapo.  Okay I’m a big cheapo… not the kind of cheapo that doesn’t care about if it’s quality as long as it’s cheap, the kind of cheapo that wants the best quality for a fraction of it’s normal value, even if it’s not realistic.  Don’t even let my sisters get started on that.  They’re major hoitytoits.  Just kidding, I only said that because I always tell them to read my blog, and now if they don’t tell me they are offended then I know that they are lying when they say that they do read it.  That being said, I hope they are offended.
Anyway, the floor is yours…

Dummy.

Yes I am.  After so much fuss about my stinkin camera cord, as I was putting our video camera away today, I had a little looksee at one of the cords for it, and thought “hmmm, this looks kinda like the cord for my camera.”  What do ya know, it works!  Too bad I discovered it after going without a camera cord for two months, and even worse, discovering it only hours after I finally ordered a new cord.  I guess that’s how it goes.  If anyone is missing a cord, let me know, I apparently like to collect them!
Here’s some pics of the apron that I wrote about earlier today.  It’s made so that it can have a low waist, or it can be easily folded up to have a higher waist.  I sewed the band around the waistline so that if you fold it to make a higher waist you cannot tell.  I think I like the higher waist better.
Higher waist, tied in back.
Lower waist, tied in front.