Friday, January 25, 2013

Crafting and Writing

Any guesses as to what these are for?

I use them in my crafting.

Cockade templates!

I use the circles when I'm pinning the cockades so that they're all about the same size. They're often a little bit different, since I  personally pleat them all by hand then stitch the pleats by hand.

The circles are drawn in permanent marker onto an old bulletin cork board and the cockade pleats are pinned in place so I can position them perfectly. :) It works out pretty well.

I've been pretty swamped  with things to do - writing on VE, making cockades, making pillowcases, taking care of the chickens - that sort of thing. You know, every day usual run of the mill stuff. :)

I'm having to rewrite the first 15 or so chapters of VE - it should have been done a loong time ago, but that's how the world turns. Anyway. I'm working! Don't worry.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Regular Day - Ish

Today was a regular day. Sort of.

Just running errands and working at home. I took my grandfather in for a monthly blood test.  We did some errand running -- nothing special.   That's the not normal part. It's a debate on whether or not it's normal, really, since it happens once a month, but that doesn't seem that often in the day to day scheme of things.

And I'm back to writing and back to sewing.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Star Wars - A Pillowcase

You might be bored with these pillowcase posts by now. But I'm not. So I'm going to keep posting them. ;)

This is the fabric my other cousin chose.

I like this fabric a lot, but I haven't sold one yet for some reason.

My cousin opted for this font of embroidery, and I had never done anything in this font before, but I think it looks pretty cool.

The below picture shows how I do the embroidery before I put the pillow case together so the embroidery doesn't show through on the other side.

This one is also for sale here -

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Adorable Doll Newsie

Yesterday I made this hat.

I'm rather pleased with how it turned out along with the pictures I took. Normally, my pictures are terrible.

This is my 'Eponine Hat'  but doll sized.

And that's Samantha modeling it for us.

I took my Eponine hat and just cut it down to Samantha's 13 inch head and voila!   Perfect.

It's for sale now on my etsy store.

What do you think?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cutesy Cupcake Case

When my cousins were here my grandfather asked me to make pillowcases for them, so I did. They each chose their fabric and embroidery font and color.

This is what one cousin chose.

I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

If you /really/ like it, you can buy your own here

Of course, you'd get your name embroidered on it and not my cousin's. ;)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chillin' With Family

We had a bunch of family over this weekend.  Two cousins and 1 uncle drove down from MD on Friday and spent Friday, Saturday, and half of today with us before driving home again. My brother and his wife also drove in from Memphis (1 1/2 hours ish away ) and spent the same amount of time with us. 

 We played games, talked very loudly, told stories, and ate good food. Then everyone went home again.

The end

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Strange Sight Indeed

My mom using my sewing machine!

This rarely ever happens. So I had to take a picture.  And she's just cute. ;)

She was working on a pillowcase as a present for someone, so I let her use my sewing machines, hehe.    I then made two pillowcases and a hat and shipped them out (Sold them :) )

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Did You Miss Me?

You've probably noticed my absence (Once again)

Wondered what I was doing?

Goofing off.

And making this.

Stage Version of Eponine's Outfit - Les Miserables

And this hat

I made the costume to wear to opening night of Les Miserables, and the costume is based off of Eponine's outfit. Eponine's outfit as seen on Broadway and other stage productions, her movie outfit is quite a bit different.

The hat is also based off of it, but I made it to sell, because I do not wear tan/beige hats on account of my hair color. It'd clash. My friend Rebekah was kind enough to model this one for me.