Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sewing and Crafting Again

 Here's a picture of a whole lot items done -from headbands, bracelets, cuffs, etc.
 More items done like corsets, washcloths,etc.
 Another view.
 Here's some of my skirts that are totally done now. Gothic lolita skirt and the blue is a 15 yd patchwork skirt.
 More skirts. This is the Key Lolita Steampunk skirt.
 Another. This is before I put the bottom tier of Geisha's Dancing fabric.
This is the hem to the elf/gnome skirt. I have it already done.

Organizing My Jewelry

 This is what it looked like after. I can actually see what I have.
Someone got all this.
I finally had a chance to do this. I had way too much and I just needed to get rid of the pieces I didn't wear or loved. I don't work in retail(Thank God) anymore so I don't need all this. It all went to a new home. Of course -I am going to go through my closet of clothes and shoes soon too.

Here are some ways to Organize your Jewelry DIY style

From the Budget Babe
http://www.thebudgetbabe.com/archives/995-Cheap-Ways-to-Organize-Your-Jewelry.html

From Nest Egg
http://nestegg.typepad.com/nest-egg/2009/03/ways-to-organize-jewelry.html

She has a lot more ideas too.


From Flights of Whimsy
More ideas on there too.
http://myflightsofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/04/organize-your-jewelry-diy-style.html

Monday, August 22, 2011

Updating the UFOs List

Since I posted last week my UFOs and PHDs list for both home and biz projects, I have finished quite a bit.
I wanted to redo my list since over half of the biz list is done.(The home one -well, I got one thing done on that list). I will post newer photos later but for now , here it is.

1. Item

Patchwork skirt(A Geisha's Dance)
How long waiting?
2 months
Plan:Plan to have it done before the end of August.
Update:Sewed up hem and sewed up two tiers.Need one more tier to finish.
DONE


2. Item:

Patchwork Skirt(No name for it yet).
How Long Waiting?
2 months.
Plan:To have it done before the end of August.

3. Item:

Crochet Skirt
How long waiting?Just started it.
Plan :To have it done by the end of next week. I'm having fun doing this.
Update: The crochet part is done. Now I have to make the under skirt.
DONE


4.Item:

Crochet Diaper cover
How Long waiting?
1 month
Plan: Its a at work project while in the van or waiting for the van so maybe a couple of weeks and it will be done.
DONE


5. Item:

Three Tassel Belts
How long waiting?
1 month
Plan: To finish them by the middle of Sep.


6. Item

Patchwork Skirt of elves(No name for this skirt yet).
How long waiting?
2 years -at least
Plan: To have it done by the end of Sept.
Update: Finished another tier One tier to go and the hem. Bought and cut fabric to finish hem.
DONE

7. Item

One bracelet needs shink it charms redone.
How Long Waiting.?
A little over a month.
Plan: To have it done this week. 


Okay, that is it for now. New pics coming soon.













Friday, August 12, 2011

UFO's Sewing , etc.

 Here's the second half of my UFOs and PHDs. These are my etsy ones waiting to be finished and hopefully going to a new home soon.

 1. Item
Patchwork skirt
How long waiting?
2 months
Plan:
Starting to sew up the tiers. Plan to have it done before the end of August.
Update:Sewed up hem and sewed up two tiers.Need one more tier to finish.
DONE
 2. Item:
Patchwork Skirt
How Long Waiting?
2 months.
Plan:
To have it done before the end of August.

 3. Item:
Crochet Skirt
How long waiting?
Just started it.
Plan :
To have it done by the end of next week. I'm having fun doing this.
Update: I have half a row to finish. Will need a cotton skirt underneath with perhaps some tulle.DONE
 4. Item:
Crochet Skirt
How long waiting?
Just started.
Plan:
To finish it sometime soon if I don't decide to scrap it.
Update: I decided to not finish this and just rolled up the yarn for another project.
 5.Item:
Crochet Diaper cover
How Long waiting?
1 month
Plan:
Its a at work project while in the van or waiting for the van so maybe a couple of weeks and it will be done.
DONE
 6.Item:
Crochet wrist warmers
How long waiting?
2 months or longer
Plan:
I have to crochet another pair for each since they aren't the same size. It's a doing at work project while waiting or in the van(we ride in a van to blood drives)and it's a whenever project.
Update: Started on one. Purple parts are done. DONE
 7.Item:
Zipper bracelet
How long waiting??
2 weeks
Plan:
To see if I can make it longer and then putting it up for sale.
Progress: DONE
 8.Item:
Dracula knotted necklace.
How long waiting?
2 months
Plan:
 To get the hook on the end and it's done.Sometime this month.
Update:DONE
 9. Item:
Dracula bracelet.
How long waiting?
since April
Plan:
 Just need to add some charms to it. Whenever I feel like finishing it.
UPDATE: DONE
 10.Item:
Mermaid necklace
How long waiting?
3 months
Plan:
Probably pull this apart and start from scratch. I don't like how it looks.
Update: took it apart and now I have two necklaces to finish-simple project just need one item for both.
Update:DONE
 11.Item:
Crochet Necklaces-at least 2 of them
How long waiting?
Since Feb. of this year.
Plan:
To have them done by the end of August.
Update: I just looked at them today-two of the necklaces just need buttons but I have about 4 other projects in there -two bracelets and 3 earrings.
Progress:DONE
 12.Item:
Tunisian crochet headbands
How long waiting?
Since last year.
Plan:
Whenever I feel like finishing them.
Update: Finished the white one.  DONE
 13. Item:
3 Tassel Belts
How long waiting?
1 month
Plan:
To finish them by the middle of Sep.
14. Item
Gothic Lolita skirt
How long waiting?
1 month
Plan:
To have it done by the end of August.
Update: Just added waist band and decided on bottom lace.
Progress:DONE

15. Item
Beaded Green Bracelet
How long waiting?
2 to 3 years
Plan:
To add some zipper art to it and to get it done by the end of Sept.
Progress:DONE


16.Item
Tassel Belly Dance Belt
How Long Waiting?
3 to 4 years. It was done but one of the tassels broke off and I needed to redo it.
Plan: To have it done by the end of Sept.
Progress:DONE


17. Item
10 Patchwork Skirt of elves
How long waiting?
2 years -at least
Plan: To have it done by the end of Sept.
Update: Finished another tier One tier to go and the hem. Bought fabric to finish hem.

18. Item
Odds and Ends-Two tiered skirts just needs elastic, one needs just the side sewn up. One bracelet needs shink it charms redone.
How Long Waiting.?
Skirts-1 month, bracelet -a little over a month.
Plan: To have it done this weekend. I'm on a roll of finishing my UFOs  of my biz.
Update: Finished blue skirt waistband and sewed up the side of orange skirt. Need to get orange thread for skirt.
Skirts-DONE


I plan on putting pics of my finished items soon.

UFO's Sewing , etc.

After reading the Domestic Diva's Blog about UFOs(unfinished projects) and PHD's (projects half done) , I decided to post mine up since I finished redoing my sewing/laundry room.

These are home projects-meaning for myself and family and not to sell.
 1. Item:
This is part of my son's shirt that was ripped due to an accident(no, I'm not going to tell you about it) and I kept it to make him a sweatshirt out of it.
How long waiting?
Over a year
Plan
To have it done for Xmas this year.

 2. Item:
Shirts I planned to make for work-two of them.
How long waiting?
1 year
Plan
Try to get to them this year but since we are going to scrubs(GAG)it's not a pressing project.
 3. Item:
  3 quilts about full size. I had planned to have for Xmas last year.(Yeah, I got hurt and couldn't finish)
How long waiting?
Last year for Xmas.
Plan:
To have them done for Xmas this year.
Update: Have one almost sew up and bought the backing for it.
 4. Item:
 Costume for a solo. A top(you see here) and a 20 yd skirt(not shown).
How long waiting?
2 years. I started it and couldn't finish it for 2010 solo so I never got back into it.
Plan:
Don't have one at the moment =it's not a pressing project.
5. Item
Grocery Bags since my family stolen my other ones for who knows what.
How long waiting?
For about a year.
Plan:
I started sewing them up and plan to have them done within the next two weeks. I really need them.
Update: All seams are sewn just need to add handles.
DONE



6. Item:
Mata Hari Costume
How long waiting?
I started it in 06' and have it almost done except for waistband on the skirt and the beading on the top.
Plan:
Not a pressing project as you can see how long its already taken.


So for now that is all I have. I will post my business UFOs next time.

Organizing My Sewing and Laundry Room

 This is where I keep my Cd's, tapes and vinyls. My husband made a wooden frame for my Catwoman poster. I stenciled  and painted the frame ,on the right,  in gold. The hooks on the left hold my bags and belly dance belts.
 I have 2 sergers and 2 sewing machines and I made all the covers for them. I stenciled these walls and added rhinestones to them. The girls dancing can be removed-they are those non permanent stickers. The cross stitch picture was bought at a yard sale.


I love using glass containers for my buttons and beads.


Here's another glass container with buttons and glass cups with my scissors and pliers for making jewelry.Yes, that is a photo of Bono.


 Most of notions, supplies and anything else are either in glass containers, boxes or like my scissors in glass cups. I put my snaps in these recycled drink mix containers that work really well.I have a peg board to thumb tack my patterns, notions , etc.
 The left has my collection of jewelry that I will be sorting and getting rid of a few pieces. The buckets on the right have either yarn or fabric. The flowers hanging are my hair flowers for dancing.I painted the doors to my laundry room gold too. I used sari fabric for a drape over the entrance.


 I have a whole ceiling full of wind chimes and other cool things hanging around.
This is my laundry room and the two purple Rubbermaid's on the left hold my costumes. The fabric on top is my collection of Halloween fabric that I someday will make a quilt for myself.


The shoe holder has all my scraps that I use to make skirts.Each slot has a color folded all together. The rest of the containers in the back hold notions and other things I use.
I have only one draw full of patterns. I had at one time 3 but got rid of quite of few.


Is my plastic container for my ribbons, the little dresser box has all my sewing and serger feet. These pretty boxes contain beads and other things for making jewelry.

Well that was your tour through my sewing/laundry room.