Monday, April 16, 2007

extra photos

Here are some extra shots of this bug in progress and finished.

this is how much batting I used for each eye.

her backside. 8^0

a peek inside her mouth.

Aside from my anal retentive streak, I really enjoyed sewing this. I know now why they sell for $36. Two days of work.

But she's MINE, ALL MINE!!! mwah, hah, hah.


Well. I spent today accomplishing not a thing around my house. I only managed to cook for my family because the whining finally got on my nerves. ;-)

What was I doing instead? This!

the blue to the right is the liner. it's a heavy flannel.

her eyes look uneven in this pic but not in real life. they're off but not noticably or it's just the photo.

i had no idea she'd be so cute with her "mouth" closed. her straps are also flannel so they hold themselves closed.

those stripes are really a clever pocket for doo-dads

She's a "sock bug" and she's a bag for carrying around your socks-in-progress. I'm thinking I'll call her Diva after the seller at Etsy dot com from whom I blatantly plagiarized her. You'll notice that I changed her eye color part way through. I think for the better.
The fabric all came from Mom's stash except for some "interfacing" which I used an old shirt for. Free is good. Though I can't even count the hours I mis-spent on this thing.

I was a total sewing maniac today. I went all OCD on this bag, which is hilarious if you know me at all. I was basting every seam, ironing the snot out of everything and ripping like a maniac at the end when the final seam would NOT sew straight.

Next? Well, I'd like to try a fish and I've made some notes for a possible frog. But first I need to do some dishes...and laundry....and picking up...and sweeping...........

Monday, April 2, 2007


My final yarn installment arrived today. Let me just say that MCY/Etsy is a bit slow on delivery. It was the first yarn I ordered, by several days, and it arrived almost a week after the rest of it from several other places.

Aside from that, it is gorgeous! The red is a lace-weight 100% silk which, I must say, is intimidating. I may just stretch it out and roll on it instead of knitting it. yum! The other two are sock weight and are also just really gorgeous......though they do smell slightly of cigarette smoke, which I can live with, especially at their prices!

Yummy, yummy in my yarn basket's tummy!
No plans yet for the pastels or the red but I'm thinking these cabled socks for the blue. Still not sure. The pattern may get lost in the color gradations. I'll know better after I wind it into a ball and see how the colors move.