Sunday, November 2, 2008

::30:: Day 26

The headache seems to be receding, although it hasn't gone away completely. And thank you Marmy, you daft cow, for hoping I stepped in doggie vomit barefoot! That made me feel all warm inside!

So, for any of you sewers/crafters out there, let's have a show of hands from those who have ever sprung for the "expensive" materials, and then had the project not go together the way you thought it would (or should.) I broke with my usual cheap-screw approach to fabric gathering this time, and got the "good" quilting fabric.

I had bought the specific fabric for specific parts of the "Project" (with a capital P) and started cutting out the pieces. Soon, I noticed that the cutting layout on the pattern was missing diagrams.

I know this is a cr*p photo, but if you look closely, you can read that there is a diagram for satchel A, contrast #2, #3 and #5. Where is the layout for contrast #1 and #4??? Not on the backside of the page. I eventually worked it out for myself, but by then, I had cut pieces from the wrong fabrics. So I re-cut pieces when I had enough fabric, and switched things around, when I didn't.

All together now...Arg!!

So, this isn't going to look exactly as I planned, but I think it will still be good. And the recipient won't know the difference, right??

Now, I am getting to the actual construction part, but have used up all my time cutting replacement pieces and endless interfacing parts out of 3, yes, that's 3 different kinds of interfacing!

I will keep you informed as things progress. On another front, I finished the socks!! Yeah!

I'm still not comfortable with graphing the toe at the very end, but once you get the socks on, you can't hardly tell. More room for improvement!


Lisa said...

I've bought expensive materials for projects I haven't finished or even ever started. I always feel very guilty when I do that.

Lisa said...

Yeah... I do that too! Just don't tell Stud Muffin!

Anonymous said...

Stud Muffin knows... But it is cheaper to let her buy fabric than it is to pay for a shrink. Besides, it keeps her off the streets!!!

MarmiteToasty said...

I might go out tomorrow and buy myself a sewing machine :) I have no idea where I think I'll have the time to use it - dam, I hate spending dosh on meself....

The material sure is purty lol


Lisa said...

Marmy ~ Would you please go out and buy the ding-dang thing already?? It could have paid for itself in the time you've been talking about it!! If you don't spend on yourself, who's going to? The boys?

Plus, I want to see your creations!!