I’ve been working on a project off and on for some time now and it took a long weekend and a sick day on the couch to finally finish it. I’m happy with it.
Not sure what I am doing with it yet. House warming gift for a son that is moving out next month? We shall see.
Money is a bit tight…well not really. I’m just a bit cheap. I have been using a purse for the last little while that is falling apart. At first I didn’t care but it got to the point that I was embarrassed by it.
So I decided I needed a new one but I didn’t want to spend the money on it. I thought I’d do a bit of stash busting and selected some fabric left over from a mantle I made.
I didn’t use or make a pattern. I just winged it as I went along.
I put two huge pockets on the front and back (all girls love a pocket!)
And I cut the rings and clips off of the old purse.
I’m not loving how it hangs…I made it too wide. Apparently you can have too much space in a purse.
For now it will do until I can find a purse I am willing to cough up real money for. Then it will serve as a carry all.
Nothing like a dead line to get a UFO to the finish line. 1909 Olive dress is done. Finally. I only conceived of the idea and bought the fabric 2 years ago! It had its first trip out last Thursday. There are a couple of things I hope to tweek eventually but for now it is done and wearable.
One of the things I want to fix on this dress is the decorative buttons on the bodice. They need to move up a bit. I have to remember to smooth down the bodice over the “girls” after I lift my arms. Other than that, I am happy with how it turned out. It was pretty comfy.
It is done.
I may opt to move the buttons on the stomach up but I will wait and see what it looks like with the skirt.
And after I iron it.
My big plan this year is to clear off projects I have started but not finished. This includes knitting and crochet projects that are partially done and sewing projects where I have bought the supplies but not started.
My first “done” project is a blanket intended for babies. It is pretty wild so I think it would work best as a play blanket…one to put the baby on the floor with. This project is well over a year in the making! (But, trust me, I have ones that have been on the back burner MUCH longer!)
(The color is a bit washed out in the photo.) I quite like it so I think I will start a “Grandma’s Hope Chest” and have it for any grandbabies that may come my way.
I like these posts. I’m always surprised at how much I’ve actually done in a year! So lets see if this year holds true-in spite of the extra stresses and giving up on Historical Sew Monthly.
Lets start with the non wearable items: rock painting.
Next up: modern sewing projects.
Modern knitting and crochet. There were quite a few of these, including one where I spun the wool myself.
Gads! The wrinkles!
There were a few historical knitting projects.
There were not as many historical sewing projects as in years past but more than I thought!
The total is 25 which works about to be about 2 a month. Not to shabby! I’m happy with that.
I hope for myself another productive year and I wish it for you readers as well. I also wish happiness and peace!
It has been awhile since I produced anything historical but today is the day! And it has been a project that I amassed materials for a year and a half ago! ‘Bout time!
Yeah, I know. The hat is made before the dress….sigh.
This is the inspiration:
And this is my version:
I was hoping for more of a sloping hill look. And I thought I made it ridiculously huge but apparently not enough.
Some more smaller flowers may help…
The base isn’t quite right either. This is what it looked like without flowers.