I am an unfinished work, and so are many of my projects. This blog is just an odd collection of things I make and do.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


When I started work, I had to update my wardrobe to professional in a hurry--and on a limited budget, but a trip to Goodwill and some careful choices at Kohl's took care of that.

Suddenly it is spring, and I realized I have no professional summer clothes!  What to do?  I can't wear my capris to work, and I don't want to put a lot of money into clothes when I seriously need to lose weight, because where's the incentive in that? 

I know--I'll sew some skirts with adjustable elastic waists--they can go down two sizes before I need to take them in! 

I hit Hancock's fabrics on a day with all McCall's patterns $1.99, and stocked up on some really cute patterns.  At Walmart I found fabric for $2 and $2.50 a yard for my first skirt and blouse, so I'll have a whole outfit for less than $20.

I picked out blouse patterns with darts and tucks that will also be easy to take in if needed, and I'm thinking of a basic peasant blouse pattern as well.  The only thing I forgot is elastic.  Luckily Walmart is on the way to work! 

My first choices to sew: the blouse on the upper left and the skirt on the lower right.

I'll post pictures when I get the first one done! This is just a teaser!  And more patterns to come.

Some other cute ideas: (I didn't buy these patterns!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Hardest Part

The hardest part of a project is cleaning up afterward. Maybe that's because there is no deadline. I'm going upstairs now, to clean up from the Easter Basket project. 'bye.

Friday, May 6, 2011

To Knit or Knot to Knit?

If it seems like lately all my posts have been church stuff...well, that's pretty much my focus right now.  However, I've been getting a hankering to knit.  I just don't know when I will have time to actually do it.  Any suggestions for cute, quick, and easy projects will be welcomed.  I don't like clunky things, which most knitting results in, but the delicate things take so much time. I'm really still a beginner, but I get bored with knitting and purling in straight rows.  It's more fun to see a pattern develop.

To knit or to give up the idea?  I'm undecided.  Suggestions, please.