Today is the first Wednesday in several weeks that does not find the trench coat on my worktable. Instead, it is done and hanging in my closet. In fact, it’s raining today, so I got to wear it, yay!
I quickly discovered that the belt is the perfect length for getting caught in the car door and dangling out. Must shorten it. Other than that, I’m loving it.
After finishing a large project it’s good to take the time to reorganize. I’ve found it’s helpful to keep the pattern you’re thinking of using with its intended fabric. Things may change later on, but at least you’ll know what your original plan was.
On my table today are just a few (NOT all) of my pending sewing projects. This will all be stacked in a large basket which gets stored under my table.
Going clockwise from the top left:
- While I haven’t been papercrafting lately, I have remained quite diligent in my purchasing of papercrafting supplies. Here you can only see the Tim Holtz Townscape Die, but under it are the Sizzix Alterations Sewing Room Die, the Tattered Banners decorative strip and the Spellbinders Large Standard Circles Die. I DO have plans for all of these, btw. 😉
- Also hidden with the pile of dies is this Stampendous Precious Gift Stamp. I’m thinking I won’t have time to make my cards this Christmas, but I still had to have the stamp.
- Next clockwise is my new favorite draped top pattern, McCalls 6078 with a pink ITY and a red sweater knit. I’m thinking of making the red one today to wear to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Am I nuts, or what?
- The red dotted fabric is for a dress I didn’t get to in the spring. Maybe for Christmas…
- The black, white & pink boucle is for a Chanel style jacket. The lining is still in its packaging from Fabric Place, with a receipt dated 2007. I really need to get on that.
- To the right of that is the pattern I used to make my aforementioned trench coat along with the fabric, lining, buttons and buckle to make another. (This will not be happening any time soon!) Here’s a view of the buckle, and a better depiction of the blue color.
- The pattern below that is possibly for gifts for my quilting group. Thinking, thinking …
- Next to that is the cutest little chef’s hat, apron and oven mitt set for the granddaughter.
- The jacket pattern with green fabric and lining are also leftovers from last spring. I really do need some jackets, gotta get busy.
- Next to that and last, but certainly not least, is a gorgeous piece of black Regency wool. This was acquired for next to nothing when my local fabric store went out of business. I’m pretty sure I took what was left on the bolt. There’s enough there to make the 12-gore skirt (the white one on the pattern, ooooo, swishy) or the jacket, but not both. Or maybe I’ll make the button down top from the other pattern and a simpler skirt. Dunno yet…
I also have the snuggies I showed last week to make. Christmas gifts will have to take priority from this point on. Right now I’m off to whip up a red top.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Creating!
P.S. If you’re wondering why I’m sharing a photo of my workdesk, go here to check out the messiness, neatness and general creativity and fun other workdesks around the world.
******Update 11/23, 5:15 p.m. – The red top is done! It only took a smidge over an hour. Toldja I love that pattern. 🙂 *******