Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hey everyone!
I have neglected writing, but I haven't stopped the crafting! I recently finished a really great apron. It looks like an apron you would buy from Williams-Sonoma. I think that I am going to make some for Christmas gifts. I also have been working on my jacket. This is after I threw it away in a fit of frustration after not being able to understand the directions. I rescued it and have been working on it and am almost finished. I will post a photo soon.

I have been working on my tote bags. I have kind of hit a snag and have been unable to find suitable and interesting fabric. I think the first batch will be made out of this faded denim that my mom gave me. I will embellish the bags with needle felting; no two bags will be alike!

On that note, I can't wait until my studio is finished. The drywall is up and needs to be sanded and painted. I am hoping it will be done by the end of the month. Of course I will post a photo when it is finished.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Hi Everyone-
I have been pretty busy with all things non-craft related, although I did work on my jacket the other evening. I have been avoiding this jacket for weeks because I don't understand the directions. Sure, I can read through them, and sure I can attempt to do what they say, but my problem is bigger than that. I have a problem with spatial relationships. I can't see how something will be put together by a diagram. For example, the jacket I am working on has an under collar and an over collar. The undercollar is attached to the shoulders of the jacket. The over collar is attached to the lapels. Then the whole over collar/lapel piece is attached to the under collar/shoulder piece. I am assuming that the edges are sewn together and then after it is sewed, the whole thing is turned so the collars and lapels are right side out. But who can write that so it makes sense to someone like me? It took me months of reading and re-reading the directions to even make sense of it.

The good news in this mess is that once I make something, I know how to do it and future attempts won't be as traumatic.

That's how I think it goes.