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Sunday, July 27, 2008

am i on a roll with these posts or what?

i'm determined to finish this coin purse that i'm working on tonight.
but i'm taking a break from putting the applique on the front because well, it's tiring. i still have to sew the liner in, too, but that should go fairly quickly because i've done it before.

last year, i bought a whole bunch of fiber scraps from a shop on etsy that are just too cute with the hopes of doing appliques on my purses and coin pouches, but i hadn't been able to get to them until recently.
i've been thinking about which way i want my crocheting to go or if i even want otbe bothered with it at all. the solution i've come up with is to make lots of small things rather than focusing on one long, boring project at a time. so, right now, i'm sitting with a couple of coin purses, one shoulder pouch- i can't decide whether i want to line it or not, kelly's bag {still}, a spider that needs a face, and spools of crochet thread that i've pulled out in anticipation of the clips and buttons i've ordered arriving.
my space is a bit cluttered right now, but it's all good.

i recently joined a new crochet group which is doing a christmas in july contest and i'm having the darndest time finding a project that i think would do the trick.
i still have nearly a whole big spool of that christmas cotton yarn i HAD to have last year and it's lookin me right in the face. the members of the group are really talented, and i have a little belief going on that so am i, so i don't want to bust out with something like a simple dishcloth done in red white and green yarn.
i guess it's a good thing that i want to do more. this may be called - being encouraged to be better.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

He's so in Tune.

Last night, my son was jumping on the bed, which i don't mind too much when it's his own, and i was doing something with the computer and he stops suddenly and says:
"it's so good to have things back, momma."
i said, oh, like your own bed and couches? (our new couches arrived yesterday)
he says, 'no, i mean everything, like the whole house.'

awwwwww -(was my response too)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

is it a bad thing?- that i'm up at 6 a.m thinking about the fawn from the chronicles of narnia and how cute he is?
oh james, why couldn't i have been born in where ever you're from, and be well, what ever it is you drink in the morning?
{tee hee}

Thursday, July 10, 2008

i don't know what i was thinking, or if i even was when i decided to line kelly's bag. i'm in the final steps of getting if finished and i'm looking at it like, whoa... what now.

i didn't consider the strap when i lined it, so now that i've made one for it, it looks like i'm going to have to attach it on the outside and through the inside. it shouldn't look too bad if i can hand sew it straight. (that's going to be way hard!)
so, i'm trying to think of ways to attach it with out making it look too tacky. i may have to get some hardware for it. i'm thinking some square rings to loop the strap through, but if i go that way, i may as well make it adjustable.
and well,
that's more work than i intended it to be.
i intentionally left the flap until last, because i machine sewed the liner in and i didn't want to have a problem with it getting in the way, i tell ya, i've tacked more stuff together while using the machine than i'm willing to admit.

so, 2 steps left to go on that bad boy then it'll be a gift!

i've been wanting to make this lady named kelly a gift for a while now because she's been such a good customer. i know she likes dark green, so i chose to make her a bag using aunt lydia's denim in what ever color this's been a while since i purchased it and the label is long gone. it's dark green with light green and beige, lighter than worsted weight. oh wait, maybe it's that Royale stuff. hmm, i dunno. at any rate, i'm glad i got it