Here’s hoping my potential buyers will be happy – here’s to hitting their sweet spot!
Still busy off and on tie dyeing and when I can and when good ol’ sewjo pops by, I sew a little. It’s been getting very very hard to find my sewjo these days….I’ve been terribly attracted to tie dyeing, it’s not funny!! We were watching some tutes on youtube recently and there was one where it was obvious that the artist was not prepared and it was just shoddy work. How on earth he had the guts to put up such work is beyond me! Especially when you are backed up by a somewhat well known how-to company. Anyway, the result after the wash was just dreadful. I didnt need to say anything, the kids were VERY quick to say how unattractive it was! lol Got pretty critical too…cheeky monkeys!!
Anyway, they apparently like mine more. And couldnt help posing with one of my masterpieces – yes, the pants that I am totally in love with!!!
I might have to go into tapestry tie dyeing one of these days then sell them to make excellent backgrounds for concerns! Lol Or maybe happy decor at shops especially an instrument store? Yea….speaking of such things, Ted’s been hankering and hinting at getting one of the king instruments at Guitar Center. He has not hinted which exact one he wants so that is making it tough for me to get him and given such a short time frame – I can only hope that it arrives in time for Christmas!! And that I picked the right guitar too….gah!!
Still trying to perfect my heart and some other patterns. This time around, I cheated a little! lol This is a sewn and tie dyed tee. The star I picked up watching a youtube tute and mind you, I am totally stoked by how it turned out!! It’s my first attempt!! HAPPY!!!
I’m slowly gaining confidence in my pattern tying and color schemes. I’ve recently scored a few new colors and absolutely over the moon that the purple is just excellent! I’ve been asked to do a few customs. hope they turn out well enough for the potential buyers!
Thinking back, high school was kind of a blur. Maybe it was the hormones, maybe it was just high school….that bit of your life you dont ever want to remember. I never thought much about my teenage years. I think it was a part of my life I’d normally just forget and not remember. Blame it on the many crushes that were crushed (LOL) and of course losing Daddy just before the big exams. Those were indeed tough times.
But you grow up and you forget (or at least try to forget) all the bad parts and keep the good. Not particularly easy if you’re still hanging on to the past as I am now. Not having any senior class rings actually sits well with me. While I think I would appreciate it but knowing that the year itself was a year that I rather not think about, it’s just as well I dont have anything to remember it all by.
Busy I have been but a bit. Ever since I started dyeing in July 2013, I personally think that I’ve improved. I definitely have lots of colors! lol 13 to say the least….but that was only coz I got lucky with the additional 7 that I got eBay as someone wanted to be rid of it. I paid a good price for it and no regrets.
Here are my latest efforts. I am personally happy with 5/6 of them and I reckon that’s pretty good.
I’m planning to sell these so if you’re interested, pls contact me! OR leave me a comment. TQ for supporting me and handmade items.
What girl could say no to a twirly skirt? Definitely not mine, that’s for sure! I took a liking to the Boo Twirly skirt and it was awhile before I decided to sew it up as I am not a PDF fan at all….but I knew that if I did, the girls would be stoked and I wasn’t wrong about it at all!
I certainly had fun making these and being so simple to sew up – I can foresee many more of these in the coming future.
When I was asked to test for this, I could not be more happy!!! Why? Because I personally live in leggings and more often than not, the store bought ones are always too tight for me. It would take a while before it shaped to fit and never as comfy. This pattern is to die for and my go-to now. No more store bought leggings for me!! The cherry on top of the cake is that it’s got 4 options – shorts, knee, sports and long. Suitable for ALL seasons! What more could one ask for?
Jenna did an excellent job with the pattern, and once again this is another superbly simple pattern to put together and almost similar to Boo! Pins. After all, why should our little girls get all the funky wear hey? Loads of tips and information about sewing with knits and fab illustrations too.
Both Kristie and Jenna have joined together to launch their patterns so you get 2 patterns – for mummy and girl. Be sure you are ready to start shopping on 10/11/2013 when the pattern is launched. You will not regret it, I promise you that!
I’m very lucky to have been picked to test this new leggings pattern by Boo! Designs. It was a fluke really, a friend told me that Kristie was after some testers and I thought why not? And I got picked!
The pattern itself is EXCELLENT! Size from 2 to 14 and the perfect size range as I’m one of those who actually look for patterns that have a wide size range. Superbly easy to sew up and excellent for beginners even if it’s your first time sewing with knits. In fact, I recommend this pattern if it is your first time sewing knits as Kristie has loads of tips on how to sew with knits and most importantly, she shows you how to custom make your leggings to suit ANY size combo ie. Arianna is a size 7 waist and sz 2 thighs! Yes….as weird as that sounds, with Kristie’s pattern, any size is possible!
Sadly, I do not have any nice pix to share…most of my test pix are just taken at home but once I do get some nice outdoorsy shots, I will share! The girls are totally in love with the leggings and normally live in them. I’ve been getting very intense requests to start on more for them! lol
It was Book Week last week and A was meant to go as Snow White. I had been having a headache thinking that I was going to try and sew up a SW costume for her then I thought, bugger it…we’ll just buy it. Unfortunately, A screwed up royally for the price of her costume and in place, had to go as Pocahontas since we already had the costume here for her from her birthday.
And since Pocahontas needs a bow and arrow, I had to sew a quiver to store her arrows. It’s a simple lined quiver which I slightly screwed up but no one knows. Not even you until I mentioned it! I was rather pleased with myself and so was Ted.
And of course, you have to see she looks like all decked up :
I’m glad we stuck to Pocahontas…there were 2 other SW in her class!! Gah…!
Woohooo!!! I’ve been sewing for about 7 years (seriously) and this is the FIRST time I ever got to selling anything! Haha! Yes, apparently someone’s girl fell in love with the Hello Kitty fabric that I had used to sew up KR’s dress and wanted a skirt from it.
I can honestly tell you that I was soooooo pressure from the time she said she wanted to buy it. I’m all ok if it was going to be given but once people pay for something, then their expectations of you sky rockets and that totally freaks me out! I guess since I knew the buyer, it was not so much pressure but still I wanted to do my best and of course it comes with no surprise that when you are making something for someone, things always go wrong. And it did…a bit anyway. I had to cut the fabric twice coz it was wonky!! So not happy but thankfully I had enough to sew up the skirt for J.
This is a rather crappy pix since I took it off FB after asking for permission of course.
Was just telling a friend that if I screwed up the fabrics with this simple skirt, how the heck am I going to deal with sewing and selling on a larger scale?? Looks like this is the first and last time for me to sew and sell. Haha!