Sunday, March 20, 2011

FNSI results...

Well, there isn't a whole lot for me to post about the FNSI. 

I WAS able to get the fabric for my Butterick pattern cut out.  Unfortunately, I let my 6 year play with my machine every now and again, and she managed to make things get a little wonky this time around.  I spent my FNSI time being pissed off and trying to get things back into working order. 

The machine is back in working order, and I may have to consider giving her one of my other machines.  The problem is with that is that none of my other machines have a sped selector like my Kenmore does.  I'm a little afraid of letting her loose with a machine without a 'slow' setting.  :/

Friday, March 18, 2011

FNSI and the Mini Wardrobe...

The FNSI in is tonight. Sign up here.

Tonight i'll be working on Butterick 5351.  You kow why i'll be working on that instead of the mini wardrobe?  It's because i'm DONE with the mini wardrobe!  Ok, so i'm done sewing, but I don't have the reviews up yet.  That could be a huge problem for me since I hate doing reviews, and I have to take (what seems like) tons of pics.  Ugh.  Maybe I should be working on that tonight instead?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stay At Home and Sew Saturday.

Since I have NO life, and I no longer go out on Saturday night anymore, I am going to have Stay At Home and Sew Saturday.  It's kind of like the Friday Night Sew-In (if you haven't signed up already, what are you waiting for, an invitation?), except you don't have to sign up, I don't have prizes, it will be on Saturday.  See, exactly like FNSI!

Anyway, tonight i'll be working on part of my mini-swap.  I'm going to be making NL 6648, view A. I am going to be making both my tops for the mini swap from this pattern.  I was going to make View A in a print and View D in a solid, but turns out I didn't have the solid fabric.  So, i'll be making 2 of View A, and both will be in a print. 

Fun, fun!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mini wardrobe storyboard

So, this is my attempt at a story board. I think we can all agree that my storyboard making skills could use a lot of help.

In case you didn't know already, is have a mini-wardrobe contest. In this contest, you will make 4 coordinating pieces to go with one existing piece. These 5 pieces must combine to make a total of 6 outfits.

This was one big pain in the ass for me. For some reason, it seemed as if I just couldn't get 4 pieces to come together. Yeah, that's right, I have 550 yards of fabric in my stash, and I can't find 4 pieces that go together. Sad, really. When I thought I was almost there, something would go wrong. One pattern I had cut wouldn't fit on my 60 inch wide fabric, even though the pattern was supposed to be cut on the fold! Clearly they didn't test their pattern before sending it to print.

Oh well, this is my attempt, and I'm sticking with it.

Good luck to all those that are participating!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The February Five...the Results!

So remember way back when, when I announced to all teh world that I was going to lose five pounds in February? Well, I managed, somehow, to do it.

I'm so amazed by this because to lose it, all I mostly did was jsut change my diet. At first I attempted to exercise, but it seems that I would be starving after my workout and couldn't get enough to eat. My reasoning is that it doesn't make any sense to workout to lose 200 calories only to consume 300 because you're over hungry. I'm not suggesting that all I do is sit on my butt in front of the TV all day, because I don't. I do move around, I just lost the weight without any formal exercise. Oh wait, I take that back, every third day or so I would do some kind of tummy floor exercise for 5 to 10 minutes.

I thin i'm going to try and lose 4 pounds in March. Why 4? becuase the thought of losing 5 pounds is far to much for me. I don't know why, it just is. Seriously.