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January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well well well, Happy New Year!

I can hardly believe that it’s January already. Time has been flying! I feel like I want to do a million projects before college classes start back up again. I feel like my free days are numbered! School is good though, so I won’t complain. I honestly feel utterly grateful and totally thankful that I have the opportunity to pursue a college education. Its so important to me, and so I take it seriously. I love helping people, and I look forward to having a degree so that I can do my best to help people as a career.

So anyway, I will be working on as many projects as I can fit time in to do until college starts up again, then I will probably start wondering why I even started a blog if I’m never writing updates.

Oh! I ordered some zippers off eBay, and I was so excited that they were soooo cheap, that I guess I failed to realize that they are coming all the way from Hong Kong! I got the email and was like, wow, whoops! I thought that I was ordering within the states, but apparently not. We’ll see how long it takes them to get here. I doubt that I will be able to wait for them to get here… I want to make more things that have zippers! :]

I can’t seem to get enough of the zippy wallets from Noodlehead’s blog! (Which is why I want more zippers!) Here are two more that I made. The first one is almost completely “up-cycled”. The flower print fabric is an old shirt of mine that I attached to interfacing. The orange fabric and zipper are from St. Vincent De Paul. I love reusing things to make cooler things (: The second one I just love love love! I love the colors, the button, everything! I made it for a good friend of mine :] I’m going to make some wallets soon I think, I’m trying to find a pattern that I like best, and then we’ll see how that goes (:

I hope you all have a wonderful start to your New Year, and I hope all my classmates have a great start to the Spring semester ❤

 

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December 29, 2010

Sewing Stuff

I’ve never sewn anything besides what they made you do in Highschool Home Ec. But last year I thought that I would like to try my hand in making my own bags. I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a machine only to find out that I wasn’t very good at sewing, so I bought a simple, cheap, two stitch tiny little sewing machine from someone on Craigslist for like $10.00. I quickly found out that the thing couldn’t even handle like 3 layers of fabric without getting all jammed up and crazy. I barely got through hemming curtains, and no where near making bags… so I finally threw everything in a box out of frustration. Ever since then I have wanted to get a machine that would actually work because I have all these ideas that I would like to turn into cute little projects. Well… my wonderful husband got me a fantastic Singer sewing machine for Christmas! It’s beautiful, and smooth, and has a ton of different stitches that it can do, it even does button holes and can sew on buttons! Maybe this is standard with all new sewing machines, but still so exciting to me! The first thing that I made were potholders. I know, cheesy right? I felt like I was doing a Home Ec project in Highschool, but it was fun, and I got more comfortable with the speed of the foot and stuff.

Feeling more ambitious after making these, I started looking for free bag patterns. I stumbled upon great blog, with wonderful tutorials.I decided to try to make the Zippy Wallet. It’s so cute, and just the right size for essentials like your cell phone and lipstick inside, and the other cool thing is that there is a pocket on the outside just the right size for your debit card, id card, etc.

Here’s the link! http://www.noodle-head.com/2009/10/zippy-wallet-tutorial.html

I followed the tutorial with minimal difficulties, and was so so pleased with the results! So cute! I was a little surprised at how small the first one came out, so I decided to enlarge the second one, and embellish it with buttons. I love love love the pink buttons. Here they are 🙂

I think I like the bigger size better. I want to make some more of these! I love them 🙂

Well that’s it for now 🙂 For those of you who sew, you should check out that NoodleHead blog, there’s alot of cool stuff there.

Have a good day guys! 🙂