Friday, June 27, 2008

long time no post

So I've been working a bunch, and switching back and forth between working days and nights which has led to my lack of posting (insert sad emoticon). I have been getting things done though.
I made my first bag ever which I'm pretty excited about. Its going to be an overnight bag pretty much. I based the bag on a smaller messenger bag that I've been using for years and made a few changes to suit my needs. I added on an elastic cup holder for my coffee mug (works with water bottles as well. The bag that I based my pattern on had no inside pockets which I've always hated due to the constant shifting of things during my commute. I added in a zippered pouch/divider pocket so I can keep my electronics separated from my keys, wallet, and reading materials among other things.

Next up is a fairly quick clothing recon (majority of it done in less than 5 hours-that's good for me). I bought the shirt at target a few years back, wore it a few times, but as always I hated the t-shirt neck line. The green fabric was a fat quarter I picked up at Michael's a few weeks back. For this recon I "drafted" a pattern piece for the green fabric I used due to the fact that I didn't have much room for error. After showing it off to the bf he suggested adding some of the green fabric elsewhere on the shirt to give the shirt a "more unified" look. Not a bad idea, I'm just too lazy to do it right now. No action shots yet, maybe once its fully completed

Sunday, June 15, 2008


No, I haven't forgotten to post, I've just been really busy. Got back from camping yesterday, we had to leave early due to the severe thunderstorms in the area. On the bright side, I managed to start and finish a t-shirt recon today, I will post pictures eventually when I get around to taking pictures. I also need to post pictures of the new messenger bag I made. I do have a few pics of the seating cushion I made from an old t-shirt and a vinyl table cloth to bring whilst camping. So here it goes, enjoy.

The camping chair in action

Camping pictures