Thursday, December 31, 2009

Idea For Next Christmas

I should have posted this before Christmas but I was so busy getting ready for Christmas that I didn't have time.

I thought I'd share something I made myself as a gift for my sister: An Evening Clutch, proudly hand made by moi!


The gift was well received and she couldn't believe I actually made it.  I was happy.  Now, I consider myself a beginner so if I can make it, anyone with a bit of patience and careful sewing can make this.  As I mentioned in a previous post, my first attempt at this was a disaster.  I read the instructions and was like WTF this doesn't make sense!! so I decided to follow my own idea and it didn't work.

The best thing of all is that you can get this pattern free online!  Here's the link to it:;jsessionid=1OCJDMGU3IQ1ACQCEAQSBHQ?page=1

I didn't follow the instructions exactly - I decided to leave the tab off and just use the flap as the closure instead.  I also bought a magnetic closure snap but I could not figure out how to sew it in (found out later once it was too late) so I just followed the pattern and used hook and loop tape.

I hope if you make this it turns out pretty!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I redecorated!

Yep, it's that time of year again.  One thing I do love is Christmas.  For those of you that HATE Christmas, don't worry I will change my blog template back to something "normal" once the Christmas season is over.  In the meantime you will just have to put up with it... (sorry!)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Short One

When I get time I will post up a report of the meet I did on the weekend.  I made my weight class and I did good!  Just one new PR for me, but a whole lotta experience :-)