Oct. 10th, 2010

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The most I've been doing lately in the world of crafts is hemming my niece's school uniform pants - four pairs!

However, Halloween is coming up, and I have several projects that I must complete in the next couple of weeks, so I've been working on one this weekend.

I'm making a waist cincher for a friend of mine for halloween.

I tried to start last weekend, but my iron decided to die, after I tried to clean it (with salt) and so I gave up. I had another iron in my basement, and although it took me a little while to get it to work, it seems to be working fine now. I ironed the fabric, and then transferred the pattern to the base fabric, and then cut it out. Today, I laid the base fabric (a black twill cotton) on the fashion fabric (a silky sort of purple) and pinned and cut. Tonight, I've been hand flatlining the pieces. I could do it by machine, but I feel like it sits so much better when you hand flatline it. It's been nice - we sat in front of the tv, and I've been working on it while we watched halloween cartoons and random tv. I'll work on it some more tomorrow - between the insulation of the attic yesterday, and the little I was able to help, and then suddenly deciding to scrub one of the bathroom floors today, my body says that it is done!

I would really like to get into the habit of sewing or crafting a little each night - maybe I can work towards it.


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