Friday, February 5, 2010

Sew Happy!

Sorry for the cheesy pun but I'm sew happy that this week is over! This week was just plain silly and to try to recoup I'm instating a "NO COMPUTER" policy for this weekend. I don't know if I'll be able to do it but I'm sure going to try my damndest. What am I going to DO without the computer this weekend you ask? Well, first I'm going to tackle the mountains of dirty diapers that need to be washed, then I'm going to do some cooking and some eating, perhaps do some knitting, plan a Valentine's party for my daughter's class, I'm definitely going to read and I may try out one or both of these new patterns I just downloaded. (KwikSew 3669 and KwikSew 3659)

I'm in desperate need of some new clothes. Even though I've lost almost all of my pregnancy weight, almost none of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit. My body has changed you guys. I've always been a plus size, curvy gal but there are new curves where I didn't think one could have curves. My husband and I are on a major money diet right now so I've decided I need to put some of this fabric I've got to good use. I haven't had the best success with sewing clothes for myself in the past (again because of the curviness) but I'm really ready to give it another shot...I'm seriously tired of my baggy sweatpants. Does anyone have good suggestions for learning to sew clothes that fit?

Alright, so after 5 tonight I'm saying adios for the weekend and if you catch me online after that...Please scold me! Hopefully I'll be back Monday refreshed with lots accomplished! Wish me luck!

Oh yeah, the above illustration is available in the shop. I think it's going to become some project bags soon too...Wouldn't that be fun!?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You're Tweet

Yesterday this cute little bird flew into my life and I figured he'd make a pretty perfect Valentine to share with you. What's better he's good for sending a little love note all year 'round. The cards are 4x6 so they'll fit into a standard A2 envelope, or use them as a gift tag with a hole punched in one corner. You could also use them to share recipes or to tuck inside a lunch box. Download the pdf and print on heavy card stock and use the crop marks to trim them to size. Enjoy and let me know how you used them! Download the pdf here.

Monday, February 1, 2010


I was able to visit with some very lovely friends this weekend while in Chicago. We're all knitters, it's how we met and the topic of discussion always at some point turns to yarn and knitting. My friend Nat said that she realized that while re-washing her only pair of hand-knit socks for the umpteenth time how ridiculous that was and immediately cast on for a new pair. She's like me and gives most of her knitting away, not keeping hardly anything for herself. I laughed with understanding and then shamefully brought up the fact that I have, hiding in my bedside drawer, FOUR mateless hand knitted socks. FOUR. Oh and that beautiful sock in the front... It's been waiting for it's mate for almost three years. Nat rightfully diagnosed me with YDD. Yarn Deficit Disorder. Not only do I get distracted by all the other projects for other people, I get distracted by all the yummy yarn! I fall in love with some beautiful sock yarn, cast on for a pair of socks and then when one is finished some new yarn catches my eye and I stray. It's terribly sad for these orphan socks that end up stuffed inside the dark drawer. And sad for my cold feet. So, the goal is to knit up some mates for these mateless socks. How about one mate a month? I think I can handle that...