Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In Need of More Bobbins!

On the 29th I was going crazy trying to find something to make L with her octopus fabric. I looked for what seemed like FOREVER! I finally found a tutorial for a simple skirt. I had to look around some more though, to find out how to size it up to 3T since the tutorial was for 12 months. 

Measured L's waist, doubled the number for the fabric, kind of. My fabric wasn't quite wide enough. Then cut the elastic 1 less than her measurements. 

I know the blue doesn't match the octopus fabric perfectly, but it still looks super cute! It's also a little big, I guess since she's tall and skinny I should always subtract an extra inch from her waist, haha! A little big isn't bad though, that just means she'll fit into it a little longer!

This is where the blog title comes up.

Ryan's grandma had dropped off a king sized sheet for me to practice my tank top pattern with on the 31st. It's a much harder pattern than I had expected, but I'll blog more about that once I finish my second attempt, and the second attempt is what brought on my next project: BUCKET HATS!

I cut out the fabric for my second tank top and then realized all of my bobbins were already full and I needed one for orange thread. I searched Pinterest relentlessly until I found this adorable pattern that I thought would work perfectly with the fabric I had.

The first attempt went awesome, until I tried to do the decorative stitching around the rim. I accidentally sewed part of the "body" of the hat into the brim so that when you turn it to the blue side it doesn't look so hot. As you can see below, I left out the decorative stitches on my second attempt, haha! L called it her "magician hat" and made her toys "magically" appear inside of it! 

Now for some rambling that DOESN'T involve sewing. ;)

L just loves to swing! She pushes it as far back as she can with her feet, then lifts her feet up so it swings so hard the swing feet hop up. It's hilarious to her that I freak out because it could flip over. :P

She actually let me do something to her hair! Normally the entire time I try to put it in a pony she says "owww" like I'm pulling it all out or something. I guess the trick is to do it while she's taking a bath!

Yesterday I made a trip to Pick L up from her "gamma's" house. Gamma, L, and I then went on a, very disappointing, trip to look at pricing on computers. I was hoping I'd be able to find something under $400 for just me, the only program needed on it being Photoshop Elements 10. I was informed by Mr. Nerd-of-the-Year that to have Photoshop I need a computer with at least an i5 processor, 750gb hard dive, and 6gb memory. At Best Buy my "best buy" would have been $600 + tax. Next we went to Sam's Club. They had a better computer for $550 + tax, which is awesome, but still too much. (Even for a Christmas present, which is what I was hoping for, haha!) Fingers crossed that Ryan keeps getting awesome painting jobs and that I get some photo sessions lined up!

L crashed on the way home, and since it was after 6pm she slept through the night. Poor baby must have been pooped!
When you're stopped at a train, boredom sets in and you do silly things like take a selfie even though you look like a grease-ball from sweating all day. Haha! :P


  1. In case anyone was wondering, I did end up having to go buy more bobbins for my shirt project. I finally emptied one that I had while making L's hat, but then had to refill it to finish the darn thing! Haha! Figures, right? :P

  2. You are adorable. Just saying. And L. is double adorable. Are you going to sell those hats?