I always get the song by Salt N’ Pepper “Let’s talk about sex baby – let’s talk about you and me…” stuck in my head. Today at Joann’s I was walking around humming it to myself and ad-libbed my own version.
Speaking of Joann’s, I obviously love to support local sew/knit shops, but sometimes I find myself at Joann’s for the selection and the ‘instant gratification’ feeling. I do shop for vintage fabrics and patterns on Etsy and online all the time though (you can tell I have chain-support guilt). Plus, unless you’re the first in line at the fabric table you have to wait FOREVER and I’m sorry most (not all) cut the yardage so uneven it makes my soul hurt.
Anyways! I show a lot of the knitting projects I work on, but I also sew. What’s that? Yes I do do it all! Kidding! My levels of skills varies greatly from each craft though. I’m just getting into intermediate sewing, because I just don’t keep up with it as much as I do my knitting. I don’t know why either because I have a beautiful sewing table that was my great grandmothers! I also have Carolyn Mary’s Pfaff machine that I am in love with already after only a few short projects.
So to inspire me to sew a little bit more, especially with the Holidays coming up I have prepared for a few fun projects. Today I kind of felt like it was even getting late to start for Halloween, but you know crafters are on their own hyper time-table! It actually reminded me of this:
PS Stanley Tucci is a GOD. Any movie he is in is pretty much my favorite.
Okay now on to the crafts:
Here is WIP door panel for Halloween – isn’t so cute?! I ordered it from Etsy and I just have the interior stitching and then border to do.
Then, here is fabric I will have to go back and get for Lois for Christmas.
Get excited! The holiday bolts are here!
Flannel is on sale for $2.99/yd at Joann’s so I’m gonna make a ‘quilt’ with this and sew along those dotted half-circles I think it will be ADORABLE. Plus, with this craft I finally got to buy FLAMINGO PINK thread…. once in a lifetime purchase I swear.
This pattern is dark, but I am going to make the Christmas tree center-piece.
Then I got this cute cat/halloween fabric so I made Mister Lee a bandana for his pug meet up today. 🙂
I did not buy this super cute Halloween fabric even though I was squealing when I saw it. I just don’t have a project for it and I don’t want to waste it.
Here is all the fabric I got today – the Christmas themed ones are for the table trees.
Yay! Sewing! Do you do multiple crafts? Do you find it hard to balance time and interest in both at the same time?
9 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Sew bay-bee.”
That “jumping fox” print is adorable – was it a flannel? I’m hoping my Joanne has some in stock!
Yes it was in the flannel section – it’s on sale so be sure to get it now! I just love little foxes I have some really nice fabric that I’m about to make into a skirt for my friend! I’ll of course post about it! Thanks for reading! 🙂
Ahh, that Christmas tree centerpiece brings back memories – my family had one when I was growing up. Looks like a fun project (though I don’t sew, so it could be a pain in the neck for all I know).
It is a pretty simple pattern so I’m thinking it will be quick and easy – although those are always the famous last words right before a nightmare project! haha Thanks for reading! 🙂
Dude you need to get the candy corn one I know what to do with it! I think we need matching table runners!!! I can probably handle sewing that by hand 🙂
i thought we were making pj shorts?! to match the table runners…… perfect!
I find that depending on how much time I want to spend on a project is what determines what I work on. Like last weekend I made a crocheted rug, but it took the whole weekend. Now I’m looking for something to do in an evening and thinking of cutting up this great Banana Republic black leather jacket my mom gave me and making it into a purse or messenger bag of some sort. Sewing projects are great because they offer more immediate gratification!
what a neat idea! you’ll have to share if you do end up making that bag! thanks for reading! 🙂