Sunday, November 29, 2009


So I know this is not totally craft related, but today the Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing the Alouettes in the Grey Cup!!!!

Go Riders Go!

I will be sitting in front of the TV sewing all day watching the game!!

I found this video on the website below:

Go Riders Go!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Summer Blouse Design by Me

So Folks, I have been away for a very long time, I know. I apologize for that. Camp, Christmas and other stuff have come up, Life basically. Anyways, I have a few pictures of some things I did a while ago so I thought I would at least post some of that. I have been doing a lot of work on people's Christmas presents and I can't very well post those on here until after Christmas or it will ruin the surprise!

So this is a shirt that I made quite a while back in college. The design is my own original, pattern drafted and garment sewn by moi. I made it out of a dupioni silk and all of the seams are french. It turned out really well. Maybe when I have a chance I will take some closeups of the seams etc. For now, here it is:

Random Fun Projects

Here are a few things I've been working on since I got home from camp. There never seems to be enough time in the day for all of the things I want to accomplish!

Close up of my paisley crochet cushion. I had this cute paisley fabric but felt it needed something more around the edge. Since I didn't have any lace and it was raining out today I decided to crochet the "lace".

Cushions on the newly slipcovered chair.
This is a grey knit cushion that I made. It was actually something fun to do while I was watching a bit of TV. I didn't feel as bad about sitting in front of the boob tube either since I was doing something productive. I made the inside cushion out of the remnants of a white tshirt from another project and stuffed it with cotton batting. I may not be knitting for a while though- it is quite labour intensive!

Halloween Nintendo Style!

So this year I am in camp for Halloween which means no trick or treating, no monster mash bashes and that I have to work. Horrible. Since I won't be really going all out and dressing up this year I am going to post my costume from last year. Aren and I went as Mario and Luigi and his best friend joined us as Toad. We had an awesome time of course!

The moustaches became EXTREMELY itchy by the end of the night. I wore mine almost 19 hours since I had been wearing the costume at work as well (I got many wierd looks). I don't know how men can do it. I would never want a real stache. Oh and for the record Mario is suppossed to be pudgy so I made myslef a stomach. I was not pregnant (can you believe people asked me that?). I do look like a little boy though.

Of course I couldn't find any of these cheesy cartoon style gloves anywhere so I had to make them. They were so dirty by the end of the night! Aren could not stop pretending to be Italian either - It's-a-me-a, Luigi!

I made all three of our costumes, including the hats. Aren did the form for the Toad hat and I sewed it all together. What a cute little Nintendo family! We were suppossed to have a Princess Peach but he bailed.