Summer is so friggin busy. Never mind the fact I live in a place where about 60% of the population is trying desperately to make about 90% of their income in 6 weeks, I also get the Mainer “Sunshine Guilt”. I think I’ve talked about this before. Basically it’s so crappy for most of the year, that when it’s nice enough to go outside, one feels extremely guilty if they are not outside.
Anyhow, I’m one of those people trying to make money money in the summer. Also, Kid is out of school, so I’m trying to do fun stuff with her too. It all ads up to the classic line “Not enough hours in the day.” HOWEVER, in the midst of all this chaos, I’ve been trying to be as creative as possible. Yes that includes writing, but also I’ve been making things. Crafting. Many of you know I love knitting, but I’ve also started sewing. Sewing is something I’ve wanted to learn how to do for a long time, but have never gotten around to doing. You know what really helps you kick start your sewing career? If someone gives you a really nice sewing machine, fabric, books, and patterns FOR FREE. Alas, my mom is too busy to continue with her sewing hobby, but HOLLA! I get all her stuff.
So far I’ve made a pillowcase dress for Kid:
a strapless dress for me,
and a bag for a craft swap:
I also attempted to make a dress out of jersey for me (fail) and a giant pillow storage thing for Kid’s stuffed animals (also fail).
Where am I going with this? Why do you care? I tell you why, because in doing more crafty things, I’ve become involved with some online craft swaps and “craft-alongs”. Do you remember when I did the competitive knitting? No? Hm. I’ll have to tell you about it later. This time, I’ve signed up for “Project Project Runway” Basically you watch Project Runway each week, then visit Just Crafty Enough where you get your assignment for the week. The assignments are similar to those on the previous episode of PR. Did I mention the models? Oh. BARBIES! Or, similar sized dolls. This is awesome. Beyond awesome. 1. I get to test out my new sewing skillz but not waste a ton of fabric. 2. Kid is freaking out because her two favorite things are Barbies and Project Runway – WIN. 3. I hope to include her as much as possible in designing and making the tiny clothes. and last but not least 4. Barb gets a new fancy wardrobe! You should also care because in the coming weeks I’ll post my progress, but don’t worry, I won’t make it too boring. I promise.