Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween blogging friends.
Hope everyone have a great upcoming weekend. It's so closed to Thanksgiving. WOW how time flies by so fast.

Hope everyone getting out and voting Tuesday I know I will be there. November 4th don't you all forget it.

Well on to my projects. I don't have much so show because I haven't been crocheting as much as I normal like to do. Or sewing. I have been a little lazy lately sitting around reading alot lately so I decided while I am reading to go ahead and finish up this bag that I was winging up as I went.

I didn't know what I was doing I was just going with the flow of it.

So I know you all remember this picture of the twists I was working on.

After noticing that I will need to pieces I decided to whip up a second piece so I can have a front and back piece.

I had half of a circle that is what it started to turn out to be so I was like ok then I will be having 2 circle pieces.
Here go one of the pieces that have the half of the circle.

I had to connect the half of the circle to make a full circle.
Like here.

But, still wasn't done because if I have that big hole in the middle nothing wont stay in the bag at all lol.
Closed up the hole here to both pieces.
I also crochet around both circles but, only crocheting in the backloop to make the sides and the top of the bag to help with the zipper and the closing when I whip stitch it closed.

Here is where I put in the zipper. I couldn't use a tan color zipper didn't have one so I had to go with the black zipper.
After adding the zipper I turn it inside out and crochet the whole bag closed.

Here you can see the zipper all in and working.

Cute bag huh?

Close up?

So what do you all think cute huh? Sorry no pattern. Just wing it. I worked by turning and working crochet stitches in the front of the bag more like post stitching to the bag.

Ok nothing much more to share. But, I did rearrange my sewing area. I noticed since I rearranged it I haven't much sewn in there yet. But, want to give you all a tour.

First let me give you a little bit of glimps of my yarn stash.
I have got to much to the point I have to put some in bags and in crates.

This is where my sewing magic is made. Where I get to watch a bit of tv and sew away. See I have cut out my fabric to my jacket but, yet to see it it's just sitting there waiting to be sewn up. Soon so soon.

Here is my cutting and iron table. Look at my board in the background that is my WIP board but, yet to put any work on there yet.

Here is where my fabric and nick nacks are. I have boxes and containers full of fabrics.

Here is where I keep my serger, threads and more nick nacks including more boxes of fabrics and my clothing rack.

So let me give you a overall of the right side.

Now a overall of the left side.

Just to all let you know this is supposed to be my living room that I basely took over and made it into my sewing room. Poor living room had to become my crafting around.

But, It get more used now then it did when it was a living room lol.:)

My upcoming weekend.
Saturday take my grandmom shopping, go by Barnes and Nobles with Nesa's aunt on her dad's side. I have game nights at my house with friends and family
Sunday not much going on just probably laying back and watching tv and reading, oh have to pick up Nesa from her dad's house.
Monday ummmmmm sewing, crocheting hopefully
Tuesday go and vote, more sewing and crocheting
Wednesday Nesa have surgery
Thursday go food shopping and sewing or crocheting, or reading which everone comes first
Friday hoping to have some update on a project

Shoot when you have to think about it you don't know how it is lol.

Oh by the way thanks to all the lovely ladies that join Women That Crochets. Glad you all could join.
Ok that's all have to get going have some shopping to do today. So hope everyone have a great weekend. Take care. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Finish crochet projects and upcoming projects

Hey blog world. Well it's now Saturday I haven't been that busy this pass week like I was the following week.
Not much sewing this pass week. I said, I wanted to take just a little bit of a brake to get a flew crocheting done.

So I whipped up a small tote bag from the yarn I got from Annies Attic. All done in half single stitches. Didn't have much yarn so I tried my best with the yarn I had.



Just a simply tote done in a couple of hours. Working on it every now and then.


Another purse I made. This purse had my wrist hurting a bit. Because I had to double strand the bottom up to the middle and that is a lot on my wrist there. My wrist still yelling out in pain lol.

The whole pures

Close up



Metal snaps

Whatcha think? Cute aint it.
Yarn: Red Heart black, light grey and light blue
Stitches: Single
Started: October 23, finished October 24, worked on it on and off

Started on another purse. I am winging this as I go. Hoping it turns out ok.

So far so good.

Also for those that known that I sew. I post most of my finished projects on this website called,

Here is the board.

They have feature finished projects that pops up on the side of the website board.

Was happy to see mines on there the other day.

Cool huh?

Also want to introduce a board I started called Women that Crochets

Thanks to Ashley, Ciaran, Angela, Susan, Andrea for joining the team. Hope to see you all there.:) Make yourself at home.

Here go the board.

I started this for us women that loves to crocheting hoping to keep this going. I invited my blogging buddies so hoping you all join. If I forgot any of you just click HERE and join in. I want this to be a small communite of women where we can have fun showing off our crochet, have contests, swaps and so on. So for those that is on my Swap Swap Gals blog. I am totally sorry. I totally forgot about our swap blog. So I want to keep it going but, with this board. I believe this board is bigger and easy to get around. So the more people join the more I am able to start having more things on there. Looking for volunteers to mange a couple of contests and swaps. I think if others are able to mange then it will help keeping the board running well and so that all of it wont be just on me to run the board.

Upcoming things I want to put on the board.
Crocheting Contests
Holiday Swapping

I have Stitch A Week already listed on there as a group. For my memebers have any other groups you would like to mange just let me know.

You can post pictures of your crochet work. Links to your updated blog. Post free patterns that you written that you like to share or get tested. There are a couple of groups that will be listed. You can start discussions in the forum and so on.

Hope to see you all there.:)

That's all for this week. No sewing update. Haven't sewn since last week Saturday. Have to get back on that soon.

WIP sewing
My jacket
A couple of bed pillows
A shirt for me

WIP crocheting
Work on my mom Christman throw blanket
Something I am doing for my girls (A surprise)

Everyone take care have a great weekend.:) - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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Friday, October 17, 2008

From Friday To Friday

Remember for those that read my last post I was trying to do some thing this week. So I set myself a time limit for somethings I wanted to do. So let me tell you all how my week went from Friday to Friday. Here goes.

Friday I cut out patterns and fabric for my upcoming projects.

Saturday I did my sister baby blanket for my niece.

Here goes a picture.

Fabric is fleece plaid with double pink satin ribbon going around the fleece.
Lenght is 38 1/2 inches
Width is 30 inches
I added 2 pretty pink bows on two ends of the blanket to give it some pretty unique-ness. I hand sewn the satin ribbon on. Due that trying to sew fleece between satin it just don't work with the sewing machine.


Aint it cute.

Also on Saturday I did some little recon work.
Nesa has some pretty shirts that she can still fit but, the sleeves are starting to get a little to short due to her arms growing so long lol. So instead of her now just wearing them anymore. You all should know me by now. I did some little work by cutting the sleeves to make them short sleeves and just sewn it up.

See all three of these shirts.

Sunday I started and finished a shirt for myself.

I know you all totally remember this pattern. Photobucket

I worked on this shirt for about 5 to 6 hours. This shirt was totally something new to me never done it but, I did take brakes in between.

But, here it go.
Cute aint it



Pattern: McCall M5536 E and C

Fabric: Stretch Knit C and Cotton Knit E

Pattern Size: Plus size 18 to 24

Description: A base tunic shirt with a tank top under it. The tunic twist in the front.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Some what I did a little changes to mines but, it does look like the photo on the envelope.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very easy I didn't have no problem with the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Don't have no dislikes. I liked it. Love the twist in the front it fits very well.

Pattern Alteration or any design change you made? I only made one change and that was making the sleeves shorter and wider. To give it a little flow in the arms.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again. I already have plans in doing me a red one like this for Christmas. I would recommed it to others as well.

Conclusion: This tunic with the tank top turn out great love the fabric I picked out was totally surprised at how well it turn out.:)

Monday I started on my sister sweatshirt jacket worked on it for about 2 hours.

Tuesday no sewing got my tooth pulled and wasn't into do anything for this day.

Wednesday finished sister sweatshirt jacket after about 2 hours. I did my sister sweatshirt jacket just like mines.

What was crazy about this was I did mines and didn't have no problem but, trying to redo it I was totally confused lol. I had to go back looking at mines seeing how I did it. Crazy how that was. Doing it twice the same way was no joke but, I didn't have no problem with the zipper this time lol.

My sister jacket

The lining

Don't mind my sister she is a little crazy lol.


Pattern: My own pattern Sweatshirt Jacket

Fabric: Black Sweatshirt fabric and sky blue cotton for lining

Pattern Size: Plus size

Description: Black sweatshirt jacket with a hood and 2 pockets with a zipper that is 22 inches in length

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Didn't follow no pattern my own.

Were the instructions easy to follow? No instructions to follow just used my sewing stills to do this sweatshirt jacket.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes.

Pattern Alteration or any design change you made? No alterations to be made my own pattern

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again well this is my again sewing my second time sewing this same project.

Conclusion: I made this sweatshirt jacket from a own sweatshirt jacket of mines. My sister wanted one so I made this one for her. It came out lovely.

Also on Wednesday I started sewing up Nesa coat worked on it for about 1 hour.

Thursday finished Nesa coat after about 2 hours.

Step by step

Before I put the sleeves on.

The lining

I added a hook thing for when Nesa at school she can use the hook thing lol don't know what it's called but, you all get the picture lol. But, she can hang her coat up on the hook.


Also close up on her pretty buttons. I put 4 buttons on. They are measured 4 inches away from each other.



Cute aint it lol

Pattern: McCall M4961

Fabric: Cameo Fleece, cotton for the lining also used 4 7/8 size buttons.

Pattern Size: 7-8

Description: Cute blue fleece coat with 2 pockets, collar and it buttons done the front.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes somewhat I didn't do the fur that goes around the collar and I didn't use the fake fur for the coat. But, it come out like it.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes.

Pattern Alteration or any design change you made? No alterations unless you count that I didn't use the fake fur or the fur around the collar. I also added a hook thing for to be used to hang up on the hook.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again. I already have plans to do one for my youngest daughter. I would recommend it.

Conclusion: This coat turned out lovely my daughter totally loves it and I do to.:)

Also on Thursday started cutting out the fabric to my coat. So far so good.


Friday I started cutting out lining to my coat. Did some shopping but, not much sewing today.

Ok not much crocheting but, I got this yarn and a pattern for a felt purse from Annies and Attic due that I join some kind of Hooks and Needles club that I totally forgot about it.

Here is the yarn and pattern. But, I don't know if I am going to use this yarn to make this purse. I am going to make a purse but, don't know if it will be this purse. For those that don't know me very well not into reading patterns as much. Don't get me wrong I can read them but, I rather go on the wing of things when it comes to crocheting I get more relaxed that way and don't feel stressed out when it comes to reading and following a pattern that's just me I guess.

Upcoming projects this week.

To finished my coat.

Also to start cutting out the pattern to this.

Using that fabric. That I totally fall in love with.

So that is it. My week from Friday to Friday.

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