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Monday, August 22, 2011

Where Are My Priorities?

Sorry I sort of disappeared this weekend.  At least here I did, I wasn’t completely scarce on twitter and the Zibbet community.  Basically I got carried away with crafting and preparing for today.  Today is the first day of the Fall semester.  Now along with the usual stuff I do (crafts, blog, the shop, sleep?), I have to try to find time for classes and studying.  No worries, I will still manage to post regularly.  At least as regularly as I unusually do.  Would love to post more frequently, but that’s probably not going to happen knowing me.

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Anyways, I finished two more projects this weekend including this skirt.  I used the same fabric I used for the skirt from my sewing class since I had plenty leftover (See It's So Huge).  Yes I know it doesn’t look like a skirt.  That’s the brilliant thing about it, the bib and straps are removable.   Two looks in one.  With the bib, it kind of reminds me of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, only not blue.  I guess that’s why I like wearing it so much. 

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Next, the shopping bag.  I got this old promotional tote bag from my sewing class.  Another item no one wanted.  It is of course useful and all, but not too pleasant to look at.  A simple touch is all it needed.

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Looks better now.  I cut off a couple inches from the top because I thought the bag was wide enough but definitely too tall for me.  I removed the straps before cutting since they were already the perfect length.  I then pinned on the ruffle and stitched in place.  The ruffle was one I had on a dress I made.  I thought it weighed down the dress too much, not a problem on this bag.  Anyway, the ruffle covered the logo on the bag perfectly while giving it an unique touch.  All I needed to do then was reattach the straps and re-hem the top of the bag.  Now I have a frilly bag that is perfect for shopping and running errands.  Yay!

Here’s the updated list:

  • Business cards
  • Lip balm holders
  • Pins
  • Potholders
  • More doll clothes
  • Hook reuse
  • Pink skirt
  • Tote bag
  • Skirt
  • Bags

Eight down, just two more to go.  Should have them done by the end of this week.

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