Thursday, January 15, 2009

Unintentionally looonngg hiatus

Whoa. I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted! But the holidays got pretty crazy on me there. Between a holiday baking, hosting playdates, all of us getting sick, and a somewhat last-minute decision to drive up to the Midwest for the holidays, it was a busy busy month. Also, I had a surprising surge of Etsy sales in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Who knew that crochet food would be so popular?

In any case, I did not get much of anything done over the holidays beyond restocking my Etsy store with stuff that I'd already made before. Sorry, I'm boring. However, I did get a fancy new sewing machine for Christmas (well, technically, I just got it last week) and I must say, I think I'm in love! It's a huge upgrade from the cheapy Walmart machine I was using before and now I'm starting to wonder how I ever got anything done before!

I'm really excited to finally make a dent in the giant stack of fabric on my sewing table. However, I'm still learning how to use all the bells and whistles, so I thought I'd start off with a few easy projects. I'd promised to make some bibs (among many other things) for a friend months and months ago and finally got around to them last weekend. One has bias tape around the edge, which I actually tried to sew on the "right" way. The others are just turned and topstitched.

I also made a couple more for E while I was at it since the teeny baby bibs I've been sticking on her haven't been keeping very clean lately. Oh, and these are all made from flannel on one side, and knit from recycled t-shirts on the other. Cheap and easy, my two favorite words when they're not describing me.

Next up, I'm working on a tutu for E. Yes, I know, it violates my 'no pretty princess crap' rule, but she loved the one she wore at friend's house, so how can I deny her? I've got it about 1/3 done, but I need to pick up some ribbon or something to bind the waistband. Hopefully I'll get it done this weekend.


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