Saturday, May 30, 2009

Random Ramblings...and Some FOs!

So I found a few pictures that I needed to post on my blog. Somehow they didn't make it on there last weekend. The first is my friend Janna and I with Crazy Beard Man. He was part of the World Beard and Mustache Championships that took place here in Anchorage, AK last weekend. Going to the Saturday market last Sat was a BLAST because a bunch of them were there. Many of them spent a lot of their life working towards this competition, and really dressed the part. And, Leah's dad WON 3rd place in the "Alaskan Whaler" competition. No, he isn't all crazy like this guy, but it was pretty cool to know that I (kind of) knew someone who WON something so spectacular.

The next pictures are not as exciting. Things I've been completing (surprise!) in my sewing room. The first is a set of four napkins (yes, there are only 3 in the picture, but that is because the other one was finished like a month ago and was already in the drawer) made out of bamboo fabric. It is the first in a set of 12 that is my push to move away from paper towels as napkins every night.

The next two are pictures of box bags that I made. I guess they weren't WIP's, but I started AND finished them, so that should count for something. I used the directions here, with the exceptions of the corners, where I followed these directions. Having made a fair amount of bags in the past, I knew that I would not be happy if I used the triangle method, because they would turn out wonky as I am not the best at measuring and being accurate. Cutting out the squares was a much easier and safer option. I love these bags. The penguin one is for me (and is currently carrying around a pair of yoga socks I am knitting) and the dinosaur one is for the coolest 2-year-old I know. I'm planning on making more (as soon as I finish this post) for L and K for SS09. I figure we should probably carry our socks around in style. They are SUPER easy to make, it takes me about 90 mins from start to finish. I use a lightweight fusible interfacing, and fuse it to both fabrics. It just happens to be what I have on hand at the moment.

Guess I should get back to being productive. And today was supposed to be the "worst pain" day for my teeth....nope! I haven't even taken anything today. I'm doing wonderful. Lucky me! I was so worried after all of the horror stories I heard, but I guess the dentist figured I had had enough torture for one year... :)


Northern Lights Fiber Co. said...

Great job on your projects!!

Lisa said...

Very cute bags!

danidocrafty said...

If you have more of that penguin fabric I will pay for a bag like that! I LOVELOVELOVE penguins and I always need a new sock project bag.