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Is it Friday yet?

Posted October 11th, 2007 by

New bibs


’cause I’m kinda in the mood for a weekend. A crafty weekend. I know I left the “Evolution of a Color Scheme” posts hanging, but there is more to come. The next installment is already written, and I hope to get my hands on the clay for some color mixing within the next few days. With luck, I’ll wrap up the series within a week or so.  And I really hope the color scheme doesn’t tank.  That would kind of stink after all of the buildup, now wouldn’t it??

I got a call right before supper that made me think I am probably going to be invited to a baby shower soon, so while the pizza was in the oven, I cut out the fabric for three coordinating bibs, like the ones I made before. I’ve been wanting to make more, because they are a lot of fun, but I haven’t really had a good reason to do it. I used the pattern & instructions from Bend the Rules Sewing. Love that book. I need to see if there are any restrictions written in the book about selling the things you make from the patterns. It would be cool if I could whip up a stack of bibs, give some away, and sell others in my Etsy shop.

New apron


I made this yesterday, after I posted about the pillowcase skirt & table runner. [as an aside, it cracks me up how many of you are wondering now if you can fit into a pillowcase!] I’m not sure what I think of it. It’s my “fly by the seat of my pants, use whatever scraps I have left from napkin-making and add a matching clay button, fall apron” Smile  I’d have been happier with a pocket that wasn’t stripey, but my leftovers in that collection are running low.

It looks like all I’ve done for two days is sew, but that’s really not true – I am just a fast worker.  In fact, if you read the crafter profiles in Bend The Rules Sewing, I am a classic Speed Demon if ever there was one! The bibs and the apron each took me less than an hour to do, and I stitched away at the dining room table after supper, while the kids played and did homework nearby.  As much as I would love to have a studio or craft room of my own, I think I’d miss a lot if I hid away in there any time I wanted to do a project.  It’s nice to be a part of the family life while I indulge my muse.

After tucking the boys in tonight I packed a huge batch of orders, most of them for the very excellent Millefiori Story.  I still have to charge the credit cards and print the postage, but I’m saving that for tomorrow.  I really preferred the idea of showing you my matching bib set to spending half an hour with the touch-tone phone punching in credit card numbers.  Yawn.

Speaking of yawning, it’s 11:25 pm and my dear husband wants to know if I’m going to “blog myself into oblivion” before crawling up to bed.  Guess that’s my cue to log off, eh?

One day closer to the weekend!

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