29 October 2008
22 October 2008
I mostly followed these simple little instructions. You could use any material you want, but suede or suede-like fabrics are easiest because you don't have to worry about frayed edges or trying to fold under a hem around an oval-shaped patch. That can be a freakin' pain. It helps if your Mom recently gave you a LARGE bag of leather scraps to play with. Otherwise, I'm sure you can find something suitable by rummaging through the remnant bins at JoAnns or cutting up some Coach/Louis Vuitton/Prada bag. Though I would ask the owner first.
(Oh hey, shout to Sister on her birthday!)
17 October 2008
As a preventative measure, I whipped up a little holiday gift planner that I am offering as a free downloadable PDF. I know, I know, 'tis the season for overwhelming generosity. Actually, just consider this your holiday bonus for the year. And if you have a birthday coming up, let's call this your birthday present too. Because a free downloadable PDF is what everyone needs in these tough economic times.
Click on the image below to download it. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
14 October 2008
12 October 2008
08 October 2008
French seams are a pretty little way of making sure the inside of your project looks as hot(t) as the outside. Ya know--
"Cute lunch bag, lemme see the inside. Oh... it's all gnarly and frayed. You suck."
French seams are a way of avoiding the above situation.All I'm saying is, french seams rock and they aren't actually hard so give 'em a shot and up the quality of your work by like 46% AT LEAST.
ps- More french seam tutorials at Burda Style, this blog, here, and a video here that I haven't actually watched but the stills from it look promising. See? I'm nothing if not a helpful resource to my readers, every one of whom should a) start sewing if he/she hasn't already and b) use french seams whenever applicable.
02 October 2008
In addition to yarn fever, Autumn means:
- candy corn
- apple cider (+ apple cider doughnuts)
- rosy cheeks
Did I forget anything?