Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring Sewing and Cleaning ahead!

This past week was a great weekend for sales. At the Salvation Army I bought two shirts and a pair of jeans for reconstruction for a total of $4. The jeans are finished, but the shirts I still have to work on. And Joann's was having their President's Weekend sale. Their clearance fabric was 50% off already reduced prices and  I got four types of fabric: a purplish red (1.25 yds), a light muted blue (1.5 yds), a darker tealish green (1.5 yards) and a dark slate blue (1.25 yds). Grand total for all this fabric? $8. I wish I had gotten more because of the low prices, but alas, I was on a time crunch and didn't have the time to browse. My plans are to make some new shirts for the spring. I have a whole suitcase full of shirts that I like, but they no longer fit properly, so they'll probably get tossed into my reconstruct pile. I don't like throwing anything away, cloth wise. I can find some use for it, somehow! My goal for the week is to finish reconstructing the shirts and maybe start  a new shirt from the fabric. And then to clean out my closet. Umm... yay? Anyone want to help me with that? ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Adipose Plushie!

A friend and I were talking about Valentine's Day and during the course of the conversation it hit me that I had to make her something for it. And what better way to say I love you then making a plushie? Better yet, an Adipose plushie!

What's an Adipose? An Adipose is an alien life form from Doctor Who, seen in the episode "Partners in Crime" (season 4). They're made of human fat and they're adorable! Yes, human fat. Just watch the episode, you won't be disappointed! 

Obviously, I couldn't make mine out of human fat. Instead I drafted a pattern and made mine out of fleece.

The eyes and smile are black fleece that I blanket stitched on. The heart is made of red satin and is attached with a safety pin so it's removable (if she wants to snuggle with it or use it as a pillow.) This is the first stuffed anything I've ever made, so I'm really happy with how it turned out. In fact, I might have to make my own. :-D

Sunday, February 6, 2011

For Sale! Adjustable Bookcovers!

These fit standard size paperback books and are adjustable to fit spines from 3/4 to 1 3/4 inch. They're great for protecting against small corner bends and scratched covers, provide privacy, or if you have a favorite book where the cover's falling apart. They're only $5 each plus shipping and handling (unless you live close to me, in which case I can give them to you personally). If interested, leave a comment below.