December 2015

31 Days... Things I learned

I learned that this challenge was too much for me.  I feel like a total failure.  BUT it's ok!  If you remember, I got a free copy of Zach Anner's book If At Birth You Don't Succeed,  I finished reading it yesterday, and I put up a review on Goodreads.  Free books are cool.  Writing for the public everyday, not so much.

 

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Hemp

Hemp Traders finally has scrap packs back in stock.  It's December!  All of my money is going towards gifts!  Darn it.  I hope they still have some in stock come January.  Bag of The Month starts in January and hopefully some of those scraps will work out for me.

 

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Progress or Not

This 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge has sure been challenging.  

 

The ONLY Christmas gift I am sewing will be started tomorrow.  Time, as usual, has gotten away from me.  This challenge is starting to make me sad.  I did not even get to sit at my sewing machine today, and right now... I just want to sleep.  

 

Let's do the Spoonflower canvas 8" square freebie soon.  Maybe that will kick the creativity back in.

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Back on Track

Yay!  

The holiday cards are finally finished, stacked, and ready to be written on.  This week has not been the easiest, but I'm feeling better now, and I expect to be back at writing every day.

 

Here are some photos of this year's cards.

 

 

No, I have not purchased a new lamp.  

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Defeat

Writing today to admit defeat.  Writing for the blog everyday was just too much to do over the past few days.  I haven't even been sewing.  This week should be better.  There are quite a lot of plans in the works for holiday sewing that haven't even made it out of my head yet.  And my poor coat...she was supposed to be done over Thanksgiving break :(  Sigh.

 

Also, no music.

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Gentleman's Wallet Part 3

Success!

 

 

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Gentleman's Wallet Part 2

Everything is ready to go.  I made it through the first few steps tonight, and this new version already looks better.  Thank goodness.

 

These are the left card slots and the right card slots.  I have not yet made the ID holder thingy that goes with the left card slots.  That will probably take up most of my time tomorrow night.  

 

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Nope

All I got for you today is Uniform Choice.  

 

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Gentleman's Wallet Part 1

Today's sewing was a bust.  I can't belive how many mistakes I made.  Thursday and Friday nights were spent in front of the TV.  I suppose I am paying the price for that today when I can't even read directions!  Here are some photos of my first attempt at the Gentleman's Wallet by Mrs. H. :

 

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Hooded Pepernoot Coat Part 2

I made it through step 13.  This back bodice/yolk is awesome.  I really need to get better lighting.  The steps before this were for the front bodices and yolks.

 

 

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