tubes & bags
yeah, i guess that title sounds all medical. like i am dragging around oxygen and a catheter. not so. no worries. i just made some tubes. or footless socks, or half leggings, or faux socks. faucks? what are we going to call these things??? melissa, that lady, made some a few days ago. she assured me that it was a cinch. she does not lie. it is true. i literally wrapped the knit tight around my calf, pinned it, peeled it off and then sewed two lines of stitching. done. slap on a skirt, some socks to keep your toes warm and some smart shoes and away we go. i predict i will start seeing cute knit fabrics everywhere. you know, like when you find out you are pregnant, but you cant tell anyone and suddenly the world is only populated by women shuffling around in their third trimester. no? well, i think it will be like that for me anyway. here is a little secret, these look even better because i got to borrow my friend donna's fancy camera. oh yes. it was fun. i was going to take team pictures for eliot's soccer team tonight be we got rained out. looks like i will have to spend some time with the fancy camera again in a few weeks. shucks. thank you donna. so fun.
the bags! i did make two more bags for sarah to take to uganda as gifts. thank you for all the helpful hints in the last post. i used allison's method which i had completely forgotten about. duh. much easier, but still i am not completely happy with it. i need to work on it some more. or maybe just hand stitch that part. maybe. lets not get silly.
here is a quick photo kerry snapped. my monitor at work is total crap, so it looks really dark for me, but i just wanted you to see the fabrics. it felt good to use up large pieces from my stash. these are all floppy and easy, which i like. it feels good to be back in front of the sewing machine. and jenny asked me if i wanted her old serger. uh. yes. hello! so, back to work for me. i have a ninja costume and two woodland fairies a la chicken to get crackin' on. with serged seams thank you very much.