Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I spent a fair amount of time over the weekend at Joann's and Hancock's. They were having some pretty good holiday weekend sales so I took advantage. I'm telling you, sewing is really taking over a bunch of my crafting time. I'm having a lot of fun building up a little stash and making fun projects.
Books were 40% off at Joann so I splurged and got this book. I have the Last Minute Knitted Gifts so I thought this would be a good companion book. It is! I'm planning on going to PurlSoho when I'm in NYC in August and I'm pretty sure I'll bring home some souvenir fabric and yarn. I made a bird ornament (from the cover) last night for Wendy's birthday. It was pretty easy. I definitely need to practice my blindstitching because you could totally tell where I had to hand sew. Oops. Sorry, Wendy!
Patterns were on sale at Joann (Simplicity for $1) and Hancocks (McCalls and Butterick for $.88). I got a bunch of patterns for bags and accessories and one pattern for clothes for me.
And now, the fabric. I actually didn't get as much as I wanted/could have/etc... I restrained myself because I really only have so much room for my fabric stash and I didn't have plans for all of it.
The two fabrics on the left are heavier home decorator fabric that I'm going to make into a messenger bag. The rest of the fabric will be bags or totes or other little things. I'm really digging this reversible tote bag tutorial. I'm also starting to think ahead for next year's Autism Speaks fundraiser. Maybe I'll be able to make this?
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Posted by Christy at 11:38 AM