Wednesday, July 9, 2008

FarmGirl Crafty Bits

Not much has been going on around here in the knitting world. I started on my cousin's socks for christmas and had to frog them 4 times before I just went with it. It's probably still too big but there is no way I'm frogging the same damned sock 5 times. You couldn't pay me.

However, in terms of sewing, I have been doing very well. :) First up, my SIL asked for a set of sewn coasters as part of her wedding present (we also got them nice bedsheets and the Martha Stewart Home Keeping Handbook) so I went ahead and made some yesterday (perhaps the day before?)-She likes blue so that's why I picked these colors:
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And I snagged some for myself and made:
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Aren't they beautiful? I LOOOOVE the material. Love. Also, I've been waiting rather impatiently for the next FarmGirl update/project/whatever so I went to the store and bought material to make this:
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It's a pretty Purple gingham with roses pattern and green gingham for the sashing. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, It's a bathroom shot since I'm home alone. :) I love the material and the apron is great considering i made it with out a pattern, but I can't wait until my sewing skills are much improved.

And speaking of sewing, lookie what I got for $50.00 at an antique store for a christmas gift:
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I KNOW! FIFTY BUCKS! It even comes in it's own sewing stand:
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I'm not sure it works but who cares? A: It'll be for decoration since damn near every woman on my mom's side of the family sews (save my cousin of whom I'm knitting socks for her hubby for x-mas) and so we all have excellent new machines. And B: It's not like we can't take it to our friends shop to have it repaired. :) My husband was at the antique shop with me and was like, "Get it. Get it now, $50.00 we can do". Clearly, I'm going to rock the christmas gifts this year. Perhaps I should start this early every year? (smug smug-lol) Have a great day/night!

2 comments:

Laura said...

Believe it or not, people actually still use those machines. And they often work great-- better than fancy new machines if you are just doing a plain straight stitch. I used to collect them and I wasn't the only one. There is a whole community of antique sewing machine collectors-- kind of like the knitting community but a bit less mainstream. A great source for information and community is http://www.treadleon.net/

Simply me said...

What a great deal on the sewing machine and table. I got an old Athena Touchtronic that is 30 years old for $20 at a rummage sale. It works great and is heavy duty. But no table. But it is portable. If you want to lug 40+ lbs around.

I love the apron and costers. Very cute!