Monday, October 31, 2011

Wait, that was WordPress

So I'm now involved in another blog. Monday Night Dinner Crowd. (writing as freefoodbaby)
I wrote last week's post but had to wait a while for pictures. Working in the admin section of Word Press I was impressed. There are so many cool features on that free blog site. I'm not moving yet, but it could happen.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I've entered a CONTEST

So "livingfabric" is also my username at a wonderful sewing site and online community Burdastyle.com. They are having a costume contest with a cash prize to the winner. However, I'm looking for the Sponsor prize, which is a Bernina 3 series sewing machine (http://www.berninausa.com/product_detail-n2-i318-sUS.html).



Please feel free to vote for me. http://www.burdastyle.com/gallery/275?page=118 There are a lot of great entries in this contest too, so vote for your favourite. Also, the gallery is great inspiration if you are a last minute costume maker. You have until Sunday, October 30th at midnight (EST) to vote.

In the theme of Hallowe'en here is another post by me. http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/halloween-fun-light-custom-weapons This is from a few years ago, but JP and I were quite proud of the weapons. They were such a hit, and so light weight, that bouncers even let us into clubs with them. Usually costume weapons have to be checked so that no one gets hurt.

Hopefully next week will feature pictures of Thing 1 and Thing 2 my big project for Hallowe'en this year.





Sunday, October 2, 2011

September is the New Year...sort of.

Somehow, even though I'm not in school I find September is a fresh start kinda month. So I posted a New Year's resolution to start blogging in Jan 2011 and then ignored it.
NOW, I really will start blogging. Really. I sell my crafts at local hobby and craft shows, but noticed this year I haven't been focusing on new stock. Looking for a quick and easy idea, I found an excellent post for recycling remnants of netting or tulle at http://www.ehow.com/how_10055882_crochet-scrubbies-tulle.html.
Since my whole idea for Living Fabric is upcycling (still not sure how I feel about the term) or recycling fabric, yarn and notions. I try to work from remnants, garage sale finds, gifts and leftovers from new projects. I'm not averse to buying off the bolt but I'm trying to find a way to use all scraps of all types of fabrics that are larger then 5"(10 cm) square.
Also I loved this scrubby idea because I wouldn't have to sew the tulle or netting I have left. I do not enjoy working with netting or tulle. Obviously I do sometimes work with it but it is not my favourite.
Much to my procrastinating surprise I immediately cut up all my netting an made a ball of material to create scrubbies. Then I modified the pattern a bit for myself so that I didn't have to make a double layer. Within a week of spare time I had this nice bundle for my sale table.
To prove my procrastination I still haven't cropped my photos to share with the web and it is now October.
Now I have added a photo.