Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cowboy Table Runner

Here this is again.  Well, I got this crazy idea to enter a competition...a sewing competition.  It is over here.  It is called "Sew-vivor".  I entered this sewing project that I made.  We will see how this goes.  Next week they will post the Top 10.  I know, crazy, but a whole lotta fun.

This was something I made for my family reunion auction.  A little complicated but totally doable.  First, I found pictures that I printed off the internet in the size I wanted.  I then pinned them to a piece of white fabric and started cutting the outline.  I had to be careful on the small pieces to make sure I didn't cut them off.   I put wonder under on the appliques and ironed them on and then zig zagged around each piece.  Then I found red cowboy fabric in my sisters stash and made a border and a back.  I put a thin layer of batting between and pinned it all around.  I used my machine to do the stitching.  It was fun, but definitely my first time, and you can tell so don't look too close.  When I was done with that, I used bias tape for the binding.  Mostly because I was in a hurry.  But then I had to do it twice cause the first time didn't work to good, so I might as well have used my own bias tape.  Oh well, you live and learn right.  I really liked how it turned out.  It took a long time and only sold for $6.  Definitely worth more,  but it's a family thing, so I can't complain.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Playing Catch UP

When you work full time, it is hard to get things done.  Not necessarily the big things, the  little ones like laundry, homework, cleaning.  You know all those things.  Trust me, if I made sewing a goal to accomplish, I wouldn't have a problem getting it done.  It's the things you don't do that you have to work on.  Blogging is one of them.  I used to have lots of time to work on projects and blog about them.  Not so much any more.  I work on projects when I want to.  What I don't have time for is the pictures of every detail and blogging in a way so other people can understand it.  Are you with me?  The reason I haven't blogged for so long it just that.  It took me hours not only to make the project, but then to do pictures, and blog that it became a chore and not fun anymore.  So, I stopped.  I will still  post here and there but not tutorials, just pictures of the things I have made.  If you have questions, email and let me know I can always clarify.  I just don't have the time to be fully involved.  And the better thing about it.. I am okay with it.  Blogging is never my priority and probably never should have been.  It took time away from my kids and that is time that you can't have back.  So without further adieu...here are some pictures of things I have been doing over the last few months.

And gosh that is the only picture that I have.  I actually have been doing something, I just don't take pictures either.  Oh, well.  That what happens when life happens.