Monday, July 21, 2008

The beginning of the beginning

I am afraid that my ability to crawl around on the floor to get new projects cut out is lost. I have been having some serious back pain the past few weeks that just keeps getting worse as my belly gets bigger.

Saturday I had the house to myself (something that never happens) while Frank and Zach were at a baseball game. It was my intention to sew all day and get some new projects started to be sewn for the rest of the week. Well I finished up 2 wallets and got out some fabric to start cutting some bags and I couldn't even sit on the floor for 10 minutes before my body started protesting. So I laid down on the couch on used my alone time for a nap instead.

But I still really want to sew! I wish I had planned better and gotten more stuff cut out before my body gave up on me. I have no problem with sitting in a chair at the sewing table. It's just the crawling around on the floor that kills me. I am thinking I can bring my ergonomic office chair out to the dinning room table and set up shop there for a bit. Hmmm...perhaps I will give that a try.

I still have things I want to get done so I am just not ready to give up yet.
Before the baby comes I would like to finish recovering my 2 living room chairs. I got one finished a couple weeks ago and it completely wiped me out. I also abused my poor fingers poking them with all the pins. I kept unknowingly bleed allover the pretty new fabric and then had to spot clean it out. Luckily I able to save it a get al the blood out. I am quite proud of how it turned since it was my first time recovering furniture. Now I just have to do the other one. I have it all cut out so it is just a matter of pinning the pieces together properly (which is a pain in the ass) and getting it sewn together.

I would also like to make a mobile to hang over the baby crib. I had planned to take the easy way out and buy one but I haven't found anything I like that is baby safe. I am thinking about making little stuffed robots and maybe some stars and stringing them up. Unless anyone knows of anything like that I can just buy for a reasonable price? But we'll see what my body allows me to do these next couple of weeks.

For now it is time for me to go find my bed. So I will leave you now with a picture of one of the wallets I managed to get finished during my alone time on Saturday and one that I did for a custom order. ENJOY!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Oh geeze I haven't posted anything in a long time. After I finished with Bazaar bizarre and Capsule I kind of took a leave of absences from sewing and anything else that wasn't baby related.
And here we are already in July. How did that even happen. I firmly believe that nine months actually moves much faster when there is a baby coming at the end of it. I could be wrong though.

Over the past couple weeks I have been slowly working my way back into sewing and creating. Nothing huge, I am just removing my body from the couch a little more often and spending more time with my sewing machine or doing other projects that have been looming over me.

The first project I busted out was transforming Zachary's room into a baby friendly room for two.
Zachary was very understanding during this process and was willing to part with about half of his very large collection of toys and crap that has been taking over his room. He showed more maturity than any 5 year old I have even met as he helped me pack up his things to donate in order to make room for his little brother. And in return for his maturity he now has and awesome Space themed room that is clean and easy for him to keep organized.

Another project that has been looming over my head the past few months is a baby quilt that I decided to make when I found out I was pregnant. I am not really sure why I decided to make it but I did and it took me forever. But this weekend I went into a nesting frenzy and decided that I had to get it done so I did. I am so happy with the way it came out and I can't wait till this baby is out of me and wrapped up in his super special quilt

The quilt is made from cotton scraps that I had left over from other projects and I framed and backed it with super soft, dark blue fleece. The from is also appliqu├ęd with the blue fleece to keep everything in place. I am pretty proud.

Other than that I have just been working on getting some wallets made. I was almost completely sold out after I finished my shows so I have been in some desperate need to get some made. Hopefully I will get them listed in my shop tonight and then get moving on a custom order that I have been putting off for some time now.