Friday, February 15, 2013

i break my own rules



ok i cheated. and i don't feel too guilty. i'm under a self-imposed one sewing project at a time rule at the moment. and along with that i've decided to not buy any new fabric, patterns, notions until said project is completed (unless the purchase is needed in order to finish said project.) welllll… as you can see from the photo above… i caved.

a coworker was going to sell her stash on craigslist, so she let me rifle through it before she posted it. so i picked out these 7 pieces (some are as large as 2 yards). i just couldn't pass up the opportunity. and it's kinda like i'm doing her a favor, right??? ha ha. so they came home with me and joined my fabric shelf.

and i'm also patting myself on the back for not taking everything she had. hey i have some self restraint!

but new fabrics distract me from my current project. i start dreaming up ideas… cobalt blue shorts, silky black top… pink with black polka dotted baby bib with black bias tape for my other coworker who is expecting a baby girl… 

so i have to interrupt my current project (the fully lined dress) to make this adorable baby bib. she's due in a week and a half. i'll be using my favorite baby bip/apron pattern that i've made twice already. there's a link to it under the menu at the top of my blog under "free patterns, tips and tutorials i like"

so i hope to knock that out sometime this weekend and then i'll be back to my regularly scheduled programming. hope you all had a wonderful valentine's day if you celebrate it!




one last thing: in my effort to buy more handmade gifts and support smaller businesses, i got this super cute card for my husband on etsy made by Wishbone Letterpress. it says "you're my favorite person ever" on it. and the paper is so thick and heavenly. next time you're looking for a card or gift, consider supporting your fellow crafters on sites like etsy or fair trade sites like ten thousand villages.  anyone have any links to other websites that have great handmade gifts? 

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  1. Just popping by to check if you got my email re sending on your prize? My email is cuadadesign@gmail.com if you want to send on your details. ps - how nice to have a friend with excess fabric? it definitely doesn't count as breaking the rules, if you're helping a friend out!

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    1. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm super excited!

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  2. Oh I break my own rules ALL the time! I don't even know why I bother with trying to set rules. lol

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    1. i know! at least i have good intentions. maybe sometime i'll get better at following through… =)

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  3. Hahah there was a fabric sale on the weekend, and I totally bought like 6 rolls on fabric, which were probably 30 mtrs.. for $21!!! So I feel like I had a win and justified it to hubby haha

    www.becstitches.blogspot.com.au

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  4. That's a great fabric stash you have there!

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  5. My sister is a scrapbooker, and for my birthday and Christmas I always ask her to make me cards (I make her jewelry). I love having them on hand--so much better than cheesy Hallmark ones.

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    1. oh that's so cool that she makes cards! I once had some blank cards out of nice paper that you were supposed to design yourself. but i couldn't think of what to do with them.

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  6. Hey, it was free, so that means it doesn't count, right? Looks like you got some great stuff!

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    1. weeeelllll, not exactly free. she was trying to sell them so i gave her $10 (which was still a steal at about $1 per yard)

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