30 Minute Friday
Here's the report of what I've accomplished in the 30 minutes per day that I've allotted for sewing Christmas gifts this week:
Monday: Nothing. That's right, nothing. My son was home sick from school that day and between that and getting him to the doctor's for antibiotics I wasn't able to do anything, especially work on a project for him.
Tuesday: I decided I wanted something quick and easy, so I cut out a polar fleece pajama like shirt for my husband. I boughtall the fabric left on the bolt, but it wasn't quite enough for an XL shirt, so I put a seam in the center back, as you can see from my layout.
Check out the fabric:
There's a story behind that fabric. We were in Wal-mart and I had to pick up a spool of thread and he saw this fabric and thought it was awesome fabric. Now, to be perfectly honest, this is something I would not pick on my own, let alone pick for him. He liked it so much that he told me if I'd make it, he'd wear it. Alright, now he's got to live up to his end of the bargain. In his defense, he does love cats and without the children or me, he'd end up being the crazy cat guy and probably have 15 cats.
Wednesday: More crazy cat work. I got the shirt constructed right up to putting on the collar.
Thursday: The crazy cat shirt is done. I put the collar on and put in the hems. It's something alright, but I'm not sure what. Even the children raised an eyebrow at it. At least it is done and can be wrapped up and put away until Christmas.
Friday: Back to my son's blazer. I got all the pieces cut out, including a lining. The pattern doesn't include a lining, but the jacket would be much nicer with one. I also got the hood partly constructed today. I just need to sew one more edge shut, turn it right side out and finish the closure by hand. I'll add the snaps when I put the snaps on the body of the jacket.
That's not too bad for the week. Maybe next week I 'll be able to work on these projects all five days.
Parting Shot: Beads! I got an unexpected little gift in the mail from a friend in San Antonio, TX - giant pearls, blue squares and purple dyed irregular pearls, plus an eco-friendly little shopping bag. I am going to my local bead shop this afternoon and will take my little bag to show the owner.