Friday, March 27, 2009

Chocolate smilies

It's nice to get rewarded for something you were going to do anyway. :)

Mmmm, chocolate. I resisted the urge to drive around the block and go through the checkpoint again, lol.

The pen I was given for having multiple passengers (my kids, lol), thereby being ecofriendly, was much appreciated too.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The only sewing that has gone on in my house recently is a baby blanket and mending. Not very exciting I'll admit. (Although the fact I have a new nephew is quite exciting.)

The lack of blogging comes with the usual excuses.... life, university courses, etc etc. You know how it goes. That doesn't mean that sewing is far from my mind. I'm still grabbing quick chances to read blogs, although I may not always comment if I'm pressed for time - sorry.

I'm also working on a personal goal to use sewing as an example in every one of my courses. ;) I've mentioned the online sewing community for my sociology paper and am currently working the act of 'sewing a garment' into the Research methods paper as an example of quantitative research: I hypothesise that this jacket pattern will not fit straight from the envelope, test with a muslin, hypothesis correct, modify hypothesis for new experiment 'I hypothesise that making larger darts will help it fit better', make muslin..... :) I'm still not sure how I'm going to get sewing into Political philosophy/Theories of justice, but I'll do my best.

In the meantime, fabric is still being acquired, ahem. Most recently a few purchases for DD at the Spotlight 20% off sale. Not that I actually needed fabric, but we'll just say I'm helping to keep the economy going. ;)

Here's the purchases for DD2: a poly knit that she wants as a tunic for over leggings; a knit with gathered/ruched flowers; and a knit which both DD1 and DD2 want tops from. I'll have to be creative because there is only 1.4 metres. I'm thinking short sleeve top with black undersleeves perhaps.

Purchases for me: A 'Pucci' knit from Spotlight, I think this is rayon blend; a wool blend, also from Spotlight - on the clearance table marked down to $4.99. This wants to be the Ottobre jacket from 02/2006 when it grows up; and another piece of the clearance Valencia, also from Spotlight. I seem to have bought a lot at Spotlight. :)

The blanket I made uses the last of the bigger pieces of embroidered polar fleece, backed with microfleece. Nice and cosy for the coming winter.

I better sew something soon or my stash stats will be going the wrong way!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


What is up with these?!

I came across a post about these on a blog I've just found - Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too

How the models walked in these is beyond me. (Video here.) The pink glittery pair about half-way through just look too cloven-hoofed, devil-goat to me!

Given the pain normal style heels give me, I think I'll give these a miss. :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It works everytime - as soon as I sew a heap of cold weather clothing (or nightwear) the weather turns hot again. :) Maybe I should hire myself out. I can see a lucrative income from sports teams, parade organisers.... lol.

The magic wardrobe strikes again! And very quickly too. :) I've worn the brown Ottobre cardy 4 times already. For some reason, I feel like I have no other jacket/cardigans to reach for. I will hasten to say, that I didn't walk around half-nekked up till now! Just that I've gone off, got bored with, or plain old worn out most of my other choices. (I really didn't want to spell 'n_ked' correctly! Think of the blog trawlers that could attract!)

On my desk I have a jumper waiting to be refashioned into a cardigan. After seeing some at a market, I felt very inspired. Now I've reached the point where I've overthought it and don't know where to start. Meanwhile other sewing ideas are whirling around in the grey matter, university has started back and my sewing time has decreased dramatically. If I don't want to end up completely under-dressed for the weather and all 'nippy noodly' (from Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging - I can be young and hip. I can. I can!) I'm going to have to turn out something else to wear.