Monday, June 22, 2009

The Stamping Scientist requires an intervention...

The sewing bug bit me hard. Worse (better?) it's a clothing altering bug, so I'm a frequent flyer at Goodwill, looking for stuff to turn into other stuff. Seriously. I'm a VIP member at Goodwill. They send me coupons and everything. Coupons at Goodwill. Bygones... I'm not too proud for 20% off!

Here's a shirt I got at Goodwill for $3.50 (minus 20%, so $2.80, no sales tax in Delaware):

Here's what I turned it into:

and the back:

also, how cute is my kid? I know... I'm stunned on a daily basis.

In other sewing news, I found an awesome pattern at that FINALLY allows me to use the trash bags full of decorator samples I got ($5 per BAG) when my local Interior Alternative moved to a new location. I actually bought three of her patterns, and love them all. I also love supporting independent pattern designers like Mary of Sweet Pea Totes.

Anyway, here's the front:

the back:

interior zip pocket:

(by the way, the pattern doesn't include the interior zip pocket, but I added one because I like practicing my zippers)

interior patch divided pocket

interior with Martha Stewart Living mag for scale. It's a roomy tote:

I haven't decided on the handles yet. Well, that's not entirely true. I did one set of handles and then LOST one of them SOMEWHERE in my craft room (actually, I think one of my gremlins snuck over from the playroom and made off with it), which was fine, because I didn't like them all that much anyway. But I'll figure it out.

This one is mine, but I'm planning on making more for my etsy shop. Every time I look at it I get happier!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Oh hey...

I won a yard of free fabric from Sew, Mama, Sew, the awesomest little fabric shop and blog in the whole wide internet. They have fabulous tutorials and a little forum for chatting and fab info too. And every week they give away fabric and other goodies.

Anyway, I won last week, and decided to place an order (I barely need an excuse at all anymore). It arrived today (totally fast!), and I'm just thrilled with it! Much love to Sew, Mama, Sew!