Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I've got to start blogging more!!!!

I remember the days when I used to blog regularly. Every other day, or every three days at most. Where did I ever find the time? Oh yeah, I know, I used to covertly blog from work - tee hee. But more importantly, what ever did I have to talk about??

Okay, I will make an effort to post more regularly. I'm sure I have plenty to tell you about and show you, and if I sit down in front of the computer it will all come to me, right? Umm, yeah . . . we'll see. Today I do have a lot to show you though. In fact, I promised you almost a week ago that I would show you some sewing I've been doing!! Remember I said the sewing urge hit after Michelle sent me my beautiful knitting bag? Well, with a bag that great I couldn't continue to use Zip-Locs to organize my socks in progress, could I? I finally pulled out the pattern I printed ages ago for the leetle bag. It was so quick, easy and fun, I whipped up two. (Look, I was still working on Blues Power when I took this picture!!)

The fabric was in my sewing stash, and I used some ribbon from my craft stash as the ties. I even found some pretty buttons in my sewing kit that I used on the ends of the ribbon ties. So cute and so much fun to make!!! And I still have a lot of each fabric left over. Hmmm, what's a girl to do with all that extra fabric? Hmmm, and a sewing project that is so much fun to do? I don't know, do you have any ideas??? What?? Make two more and give them away?? What a wonderful idea - I think that's what I'll do.

If you'd like a bag like those for yourself, e-mail me at wannawinabag AT optonline DOT net between now and Sunday, 7/16. Tell me what your all time favorite sock yarn is. Or favorite sock pattern. Or just tell me something entertaining. But most importantly, tell me if you'd like a blue bag or a green bag. It's as easy as that!! I'll draw two names, one from the Blue Bag people and one from the Green Bag people and announce the winners on Monday.

Still riding on the sock bag success, I headed over the Jo-Ann Fabrics for supplies to try my hand at a skirt. I couldn't find quite what I had in mind, but I did find a cute little skirt panel I thought I'd try. Honestly, I had forgotten all about sewing with pre-printed panel fabric It really is idiot proof. The pattern is printed right on the fabric. You just cut along the dotted line and sew the seams together. And before you know it . . . . a skirt!!

Okay, that picture is pathetically blurry and makes the poor hem look crooked - I guess I'm not good at the picture in the mirror while standing on the bed thing. I'll have Pea take a good picture of me tonight and swap it out.

I've had such fun sewing, I even picked up fabric for another skirt when my Jo-Ann's coupon came in the mail. It should be perfect to wear with my lavendar hemp lacy tank (if the needles ever arrive so I can knit it) and the Picovoli that I'm knitting now. I'll show you those next time, along with a quick FO I whipped out! Oh yes, I'm not going to abandon my knitting in favor of sewing. I figure I'll knit tops and then sew skirts and create whole outfits!!

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow - you have been busy - and I'm covertly blogging from work ;-)

If only I could covertly knit at work, I'd be set. I definitely want one of those bags, so will come up with something entertaining and sock oriented.

Melissa said...

I'm a covert work blogger too! :)
Love the bags!

Nancy said...

The leetle bags are adorable and thanks for the link to the pattern. Coupons from JoAnn Fabs are just as dangerous as coupons from Borders. I ALWAYS need a yard of fleece!

ttbookjunkie said...

Yes I do remember the good old days when you would blog almost daily...sigh...

What cute sock bags!!! And I love the skirt, even with the blurry picture :).

Amanda :)

Laura said...

Would you people STOP with the cute sewing projects?! Sheesh! Some of us are trying really hard to resist the urge to take on another craft!

;)

KSD said...

Skirts were about as far as I ever made it in sewing. Yours is very pretty. A knit top would be outstanding!

Heide said...

Very cute bags! I'm off to email you my favorite sock yarn and pattern now. I'm still in awe that you catalogued your yarn. Sheesh, I don't even dream of being that organized!

Casey said...

Cute bags! The skirt looks nice too and I can't wait to see what your hemp tank top will look like.

Kathy said...

Oh you sew people make me sooo jealous. I'm just too language oriented. I'm just not mathy and spacial.

Waiting for Pea's good pic of you tonight!

Dipsy said...

I really love the bags, such lovely fabric! And the skirt absolutely rocks, this is exactly the style I love to wear in summer - great work! Gosh, I wish I had a sewing machine, I'd give it a try any day - but then again, as you mentioned in your mail, there won't be that much time left for knitting! Oh, what a dilemma!

JessaLu said...

Nice sewing job!

Sonya said...

I covertly blog from work too. Only 1 person at work knows about my blog, but I know how much time she spends reading blogs, so we're even. ;o) I love your sewing projects. I really need to learn to sew.

Cathy said...

You did a fantastic job on those bags and your skirt Karen! Congratulations - you almost made me dig out my machine! lol

Jenn said...

I love the knitted top/sewn skirt plan! A great way to use all of your skillz!

Kelly said...

Your bags are great! I just picked up sewing machine while on vacation. I may have to try making some of those bags.

Ragan said...

Hurray for sewing! I love the skirt and the bags! Yay!!!

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