Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Nani Iro Side Pocket bag is mine!!

Imagine my suprise this morning when I woke up to see this: And the winner is...

The winner was me! YAY! I hardly win stuff, let alone stuff that's actually cute.

Oh, here is the bag I won:

Heather from FeathertySews made this. Isn't it totally cute! And it's mine! Wee!

Thank you, Heather!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Baby Mozart

See my baby? Isn't she cute?

Patrones Magazine

I got my very first issue of Patones magazine the other day. I have to say that i'm not all that impressed. My opinion is that Burda WOF is way better, not only design wise, but pricewise too.

I read somewhere that offers the Patrones subscription for something like $400 a year. I hope i'm wrong, because I would not pay half that for the magazine. If you want my opinion, if you want to subscribe to a magazine, I would go with Burda. (Which you can get from GLP News)

I will say for those who are not falmiliar, this magazine is published in Spanish. The patterns are a lot like Burda -- pattern sheets that have to be traced, stapled to the center of the magazine. One thing I don't like is that as far as I can tell, the Patrones doesn't have the line drawing for the garments in the issue. I'll go back and look again, but I couldn't find them. Oh well.

I leave you with a few pics from the design page. Sorry, they're bad pics, but I dont' ahve a scanner. Also, if you're interested, I believe this is the Jan 2010 issue, although, i'm not entirely sure.

I'm a blogger lamer.

Well, here we are, only 6 years since my last post. Bet you're excited to see i'm still alive! I got a lot of stuff accomplished since I last updated.

Where to begin?...

I guess with the Pattern Review stash contest.

So far, I have about 10.50 yards entered into the contest.

I made a baby blanket: 2 yards

I made the Simplicity cardiwrap: 2.50 yards. I have to say, I really like this wrap. I put off sewing this for so long, and I don't know why. RuthieK from RuthieKSews has inspired me to make these from prints, as opposed to the plane ones I was plaing on making.

I made the famous Jalie Sweetheart Top.: 1.25 yards. I have mixed feelings about this top. I seemed to make my small bust even smaller. And the 1/4 inch SA didn't seem to be enough room for the basting stitches the top required. Also, when I was clipping curves, I cut part of the neckband. So, now I have to fix that.

I made yet abother version of McCalls 4223. 2.50 yards. I just love this fleece pullover. Hey, it's cold here in Michigan. We can't always be cute and warm. lol

I also made another version of Simplicity 3634 This is a cowl neck sweater pattern, but I just lengthed it into a dress. It turned out great. Trust me, the pictures are bad.

See, so i've been sewing. I'm just lame when it comes to blogging.