Sunday, February 22, 2009

New TV Stand

Here it is! Sorry for the basketball game in the photo - I didn't dare ask db to turn off the "Game" whilst I take the photo. It not as shiny in real life as it is in the picture - not sure why it looks so shiny in the photo. Now I have to start filling those drawers! Woot for no mess around the TV anymore!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Splurge!

Oh my - a lot of money was spent today. I bought a new TV stand - it is gorgeous! It is pretty much exactly what I have been looking for. My camera is dead otherwise I would post pictures! I will charge ASAP and post soon!

The other purchase I made was... oh my... a 4 ft x 4 ft framed piece of Iso satakieli fabric... I plan to put this at the top of my stair case. I didn't tell db that I was going to buy it... uh oh... hope he likes it! I got 1 repeat framed... it's pretty funky... I love it!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Curvy Wristlet

When searching around for some inspiration on my next project, I found a wonderful diaper bag at this blog. I loved the curved flap with all the details!

So, I decided to try and make a wristlet with the same sort of front flap. Here it is. Not bad. Next time I would definitely make the curve more pronounced. I will try this again - I want to practice on something more small scale before I attempt to make a larger bag.

I decided to send this wristlet to a friend... who doesn't love getting surprises in the mail?

Now onto my next project... which I have no idea what it is yet... yikes!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Purse

Originally uploaded by Ariane.Phillips
Here it is! The photo of my new purse that I made! It turned out nicely and it is the perfect size. I can fit my books, lunch, wallet and other fun stuff with no problem.

I would make this purse again - the instructions were easy to follow and it didn't take long at all.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Wristlet & Tutorial

I have finished my new purse (pictures coming soon!) and decided I wanted a small bag to hold my makeup and other items. So after a quick search, I found a great tutorial made by Javajem. This tutorial was easy to follow and had great pictures that make a quick project.

One thing I did wrong is that I bought a zipper that was too long and I cut it off. When I unzipped it, I unzipped the zipper head right off the zipper! I went on youtube and found a way to get the zipper head back on. Thank goodness! I didn't want to pick out the zipper!

I am going to make a couple more of these in different sizes and with different fabrics. I think one to hold my books and pens would be great!

Worthy Note: There is another great tutorial available here by henriettas handbags. I will make this one another time - looks also very easy to make.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Bag Progress - Or Digression?

This past weekend, I was sewing along just fine on my new bag. I had a shell, the lining and the top all complete. See? Everybody say "Ohhhhhhhh"

Then the ultimate went wrong... (playing evil music here) - I went to put all the pieces together and the top doesn't fit the bottom - the top is smaller than the bottom! I know exactly what I did wrong... I sewed all the seems at 1/4" instead of 3/8" like the pattern says to. I thought if I sewed all my inseems at 1/4" - it wouldn't make a difference. Shame on me for not listening to the pattern.

It isn't hopeless though - I can still fix it. It is going to take some brain power - but I can figure how much I am off by and make the pleats bigger on the bottom part (shell and lining). Then the top should fit. A little bit of a pain in my backside.

Lesson of the weekend "FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS"

Monday, February 2, 2009

Office Back Together

Well, while db was in Vegas I managed to get all the furniture back in the office. Looks pretty good - I could have put the sticker a little higher, but oh well.

As I put the computer chair back in - I realized I hate the dark forest green with the blue (sorry - I had to take it out of the photo because I hated it so much). So, I need a new chair... and the search began. I found a couple that I like, but of course they are approximately $2500 CDN. Of course I alway pick the most expensive chair. Any cheaper ideas out there?

Eames Management Chair available here