Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The big Five-O amongst other ramblings.

Well I'm almost at 50 folks.  Only two more to go.  Pretty exciting actually.

Did you know I actually don't own a sewing machine?  The one I use belongs to my mum.  She bought it when she was 18.  Bernie has been going strong all these years.  Bernie usually lives at my house, and has some quite some time.  Recently Mum asked if she could "borrow" her sewing machine.  I said no, I was in the middle of something, and she sheepishly said ok.  Then I thought what an awful daughter I was denying access to something that actually belongs to her, so I took it over and we have now been apart for a week (it feels like a month).

So my creativity has halted to some degree.  I suddenly feel like I can't do ANYTHING without a sewing machine.  (and Beverley doesn't help by always telling me to make bunting haha)....

BUT I have an idea.  It was about the 20th idea I had tonight (the first 19 ideas required a sewing machine).  You know that box I made for my niece?  The one I hate.  The one I told you about and showed you and you all thought I was crazy for thinking it was feral?

(this is the box incase you're not up to date)

Well I have another idea.  I don't know if it's going to work, but I'm giving it a bash and I'm excited.

It requires sandpaper, glue, an old music book from the Op Shop, white spray paint, black ink, and a clear plastic knob that I will find at Bunnings (or else I might cry) and some elbow grease.  That ugly box has a new life ahead of it and I hope like hell that it works.

Isn't that music and picture awesome?  Reminds me of my old piano learning days.  Tomorrow this book will be in pieces!

 And I'm suddenly wondering if these awesome paper doiley's might come in handy for the box.  I'll just have to have a play around.

Here's to better luck this time around!!
And right about now I want to do a linky party thing where people show me their failures and how they fixed them, but that's just way too advanced for me right now.  I only just got a sign off name so one step at a time Christy!

Here are a few other things I picked up the other day.

I bought these pins cause everyone seemed to have them.  I didn't understand WHY until tonight when I took them out of this tub and put them in my pin cushion.  They are MEGA long!  Awesomeness!

I'm excited to give binding making a go.  I've done it once before using he pin on the ironing board method which was mega fiddly.  This should be fun!

And these are the ingredients of something I've been wanting to make for ages.  I don't even know if its going to work because that is strap fabric, and I need a more fabric blend, not synthetic but I'm going to give it a burl anyway.  I am going to make my own belt.  I HATE leather belts with buckles.  They stretch and then there is a giant buckle portruding through my shirt.  I want a flat belt that stays firm and keeps my darn pants up!

What are you working on at the moment?

Until tomorrow!



Just ME said...

Sorry Christy......
Good Luck with the box - hope it works out the way you want it to! I'm working on the dreaded baby quilt (which was going well until I came to sewing it together and now the imperfections are really showing), and I'm working on b*%@#!*g. I have a list of 10 other things I want to make too but there never seems to be any time. Tonight is the first night at home for me in weeks so I'm excited to have a date with the sewing machine. Sorry.....

The Clip Cafe said...

I love reading your blog always something on the go. I have a had a fun day shopping (shh don't tell hubby) and looking through books for inspiration. Have lots of idea's - hopefully I can be good like you and get onto some :o) Can't wait to see the box (even though I actually love it now). You should link this post to My Wonderful WIP (work in progress) linky - hey it's free and another avenue for exposure of your blog :-) look forward to your next post :-) Oh and I bought some binding today for the first time - have see others who are talking about making some but i never knew how you would do it - where do you get the tool from? And will there be a tutorial? (i have no idea how to do it) xx till next post we will await!!! :-)

lissyal said...

love the old music sheets idea. can't wait to see lee lee

A Christy Production said...

The box worked out!! I just did a blog post about it so make sure you check it out!

As for a binding tutorial. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. I haven't even taken the doovey out of the packaging haha!! I just bought it from Bargain Box Fabrics. I sure hope it works. But I have no sewing machine at the moment so I am not rushing to do the binding just yet.