June 13, 2010
The Elements Jewelry Series, part 3: Water
So now I just have one element to go, and it's going to be the most challenging for me--after all, "fire" colors aren't ones that usually end up in my wardrobe! So I'll have to dig through my stash and think pretty hard about that one.
Other news: As you can see, I've changed the background. Again. Blogger made it easier to do so, and I liked this one. It looks like funky printed fabric. The sad thing is, I've lost my scrolling sidebar for the finished projects. Again. So now I need to figure out how to fix it again, and the html is being uncooperative. I really wish sometimes that I was better at editing these things.
Also, yesterday was a pretty frustrating sewing day. The jeans muslin still isn't working, and I'd decided to make curtains to go in the front of my closet once I'd taken the muslin as far as I could. And then discovered that I must have underestimated how much fabric I needed, or used it up in my quilt or something, because I didn't have enough! So I went to Joann's and got more this afternoon, and it's currently in the washer, so once I dry it, I'm going to whip that up. (I have clip rings for this one, and the print goes all the way to the selvedges, so I literally only have four hems to sew and they're done.) I could have worked on a shirt I'm making, but at that point, I was so annoyed that I figured I'd make a bunch of stupid mistakes. So I did some much-needed cleaning instead. (Well, that and finished the earrings.)
Oh, and look at this jacket pattern that I found! I couldn't pass it up. Though I have no idea what fabric to use with it yet, since every recommended thing on the back is wool and my sensitive skin can't put up with that-- I literally get prickly irritated skin just from touching the stuff, let alone wearing it! (One of the prime deterrents for me and yarncraft--too many of the cool yarns are wool or wool blends!)