Friday, November 16, 2007

Sock monkeys

Here's the present for Cam and Annette's bubba... I modified a pattern that I found and basically it took longer to make up my pattern than to make the dress. It's super cute and hopefully they will love it. I wish I had a bubba to make cute clothes for!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Hmmmm another update

So, I seem to be about to have a day off whether I like it or not, cause I'm getting sick... I have RSI amongst other things which I won't mention here cause they involve far too much information! The problem with having a day off is that I don't know what to do on a day off. I have some things I want to do, but they're so similar to work that it kind of defeats the purpose!

One of the things I want to do on my day off is one of those smock dresses for Cam and Annette's baby. Yep, I've changed my mind about that. Got to find some fabric to suit a baby girl. I doubt that will be too difficult.

The singer machine and I aren't getting along so well which is a bit of a shame. It was going fine and then it decided to start skipping stitches and is very fussy about what bobbins it uses. Apparently the ones I got which look just like the existing ones, aren't the same... It kind of sucks cause it's really nice to sew on.

In other news, I'm kind of missing my rock'n'roll friends. Must catch up with more of them... Ohhh that is something I could do on a day off! Must call Millie and McBurnie.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Working on it...

So I worked a 40+ hour week this/last week... Just a little tired, but getting through things. My to do list isn't looking much different though. I have decided what to make for Cam and Annette and I have bought the singlets for that and Sam/Jesse. Nothing else on my list has even been touched since I have been too busy with actual work. Halfway through a nappy bag, then need to make two wallets and the weekly WC pad order - all between about now and Monday/Tuesday.

In exciting news, I bought a new sewing machine this week! Well actually it's not new, it's 30-40 years old! I got very lucky and found it at the Salvos for $10 and it works perfectly. It doesn't do much - just straight and zig zag stitch, but it does them beautifully. It's got a few adjustments - my favourite being the presser foot pressure adjustment. It might just make sewing bamboo velour easy for me. It would be kind of funny if I end up making pads on this relic, instead of my fancy new machine, but I'll do whatever works best!

The crochet bug is still biting. I'm going to _try_ making a tea set for little girls. Its what I'm going to use to wind down at the end of the day since I find it quite therapeutic. If I can't make the tea set, I'll just keep making little mice for the cat. She seems to like them. Though she doesn't need any more for a week or two since I found most of the mousey stash this morning - hiding under the cabinet in the loungeroom. There were about a dozen of the little things that have been missing for months.

Probably should get back to work... The list isn't getting any shorter while I write this.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A list of sorts

I was just thinking of all the things I need to do that aren't on my current urgent work to-do list... So I thought I should write them down so I don't forget them for too much longer.

  • Present for Cam and Annette
  • Aprons
  • Boys overalls
  • premadeva
  • Handbags
  • Bonds singlet for Sam/Jesse
  • Soap
I'm sure there's more but those are the ones I just remembered... Really that's quite a lot anyway.