wolffe: (hello there!)
So I'm going to sell my Sweetpod SSC carrier since I have no use for it anymore. I'm asking $75. Gently used, freshly laundered.


Obviously strong enough to hold Jake as a 3 year old.

See more pictures and read my review of the pattern I used to make it here. Figured I'd offer it up here before it goes to the consignment sale.

I also have a mei tai which was generously given to me that I'm going to pass along to another Momma who can use it for just the cost of shipping. If you're interested I'll take pictures, but it's a very gender neutral tan base with blues and greens and I can't remember what all in the body pattern.

Day One

Dec. 1st, 2012 08:04 am
wolffe: (Default)
So I've decided that to get back in the swing of things I'm going to post at least once a day in December. Now that it's out there I have to do it, right?

Yesterday I made an advent calendar for the boys. It turned out pretty cute, but I missed my math on the pockets so I have to make the craft sticks I'm using for the activities shorter. I'll probably do that next year though. I'm planning on posting a tutorial over on the Bewhiskered blog. I have a tutorial for the car wallets I made for Jake's 4th birthday party in my head as well. Maybe I can get those things done now that I'm off customs for the season.

Other projects I want to work on during the break include my red riding hood coat that I've had the materials for forever but haven't even opened the pattern and Erik's 2nd birthday party. I also need to make teacher gifts and figure out what I'm getting everyone for Christmas. My niece wants a giant Ruggle for her bedroom, so she's taken care of but everyone else? No clue.

Today the advent calendar is going to tell Jake we're decorating the house and yard so I'd better go get ready for that.

Oh, and Roll Tide! I love my team and hope they win, but honestly just knowing someone from the SEC is going up against Notre Dame makes me giddy. We finally get a chance to shut them up with their we just need a chance and we can beat the snot out of an SEC team talk. But talking football to people who aren't into it is boring so I'll stop. :)`
wolffe: (crafty)
So you know it'll be extra cool. Haha. It's like the Little Visitor swap over on Craftster, only there's more time and stuff because I'm running it and I'm an adult with little time. If you want to sign up, just go here:

http://www.attackofthecraft.com/stage/showthread.php?p=166627

I think the standard AotC rules have a post count minimum for swaps, but if I know you I'll let you in. ;)

Oh, while you're there, you should check out the contest board because they're giving away a prize every day.
wolffe: (crafty)
What would make you want to join and be active on this forum? http://www.attackofthecraft.com

Throw out your first impressions, what you don't see in the board categories but would want, what you do see that you like, etc.

I'm not asking you to spend a ton of time, just go and glance at it and give me your impressions. Please and thank you.
wolffe: (gimmie)
Anyone willing to make me this?



She only sells the pattern, which I will purchase. I will also purchase all needed materials. I probably can't pay for your time, but I can certainly make you something in trade if you want. Or if there's another pattern or maybe some yarn you'd really like I could get that for you.
wolffe: (crafty)
Why is all the really cute fabric in Japan? Even Disney fabric! This is a serious question. I'd like to know why there is such awesome fabric being sold over there that isn't being sold here. Are there that many more home sewers in Japan?

I need to win the lottery so I can buy all the Japanese fabric I want.
wolffe: (garden)
Yesterday I went to the Growers Outlet and got 8 Cosmos, 4 Snapdragons, 5 Coneflowers (Echinacea) and a Pablo Dahlia all in 4" or bigger pots for $21.

Then I went to Bass Pro Shops and bought two tshirts that I can't find on the website to show you.

Then I came home and planted all those plants in my front flower bed (Yay!), getting my first dot of poison ivy for the season (So not yay). The cosmos, snapdragons and coneflowers went into the bed with the magnolias which are returning. I took most of the pansies out since they were getting leggy and droopy. The dahlia went into one of the pots I keep next to the front steps. I still have a butt load of sunflower mix seed packets that I want to plant behind the coneflowers. I can't find my weed rake. I've looked everywhere in the garage, and everywhere outside where it might have been left and nothing. Jason says he hasn't seen it since last year (which seems impossible since he parks right in front the garbage cans we keep large handled tools in) so I can only assume it was stolen. Maybe the squirrels needed a weed rake.

Anyway, the bed is fairly boring right now. Only the cosmos and snapdragons are blooming. I'll take pictures to share anyway. I should also take pictures of my little kitchen garden on the deck with my tomato, basil and strawberry plants.

I've also cut the fabric for another toddler bag. I need to make a run to REI or look and see if I can find the nylon webbing online at a cheaper place than the one site I saw. I bought the strapping at Ace Hardware before, but they only have black and green in the 1.5" and I want black and brown. Plus I need 2" straps for Jason's tool belt. I have 3 more bags to cut fabric for so I have time to get the straps.

And I ordered 4 more yards of the Amy Schimler Forest Friends fabric I used for my toddler bag. I'm going to make another one with better dividers. And a dress. Because I love that fabric so much. When I've got my new bag made, I'll probably give my current one away to whoever wants it for the cost of shipping.

I'm cutting fabric instead of sewing because Jake's friend Zach has a stomach bug so their playdate at his house was cancelled. And it's gorgeous outside again but I'm staying inside because I think it was the pollen that gave me the headache I had yesterday afternoon.
wolffe: (Default)

Watching the sheep being sheared.

Yesterday we went to a Sheep to Shawl event at a local farm. Well, hour and a half drive local. It was neat. They showed the whole process of wool production from the sheep to the, well, shawl. Watching the guy shear was the neatest thing. They also had other local artisans - a lady doing pottery on a wheel, a bee apiary with bees in a display, a woodworker, a man weaving chair seats plus a bunch of ladies spinning/knitting in 1800s dress.

I didn't get all that many pictures, because it was crowded as hell, but I will share a few. More at flickr.

this is going to be OMG picture heavy. )
wolffe: (Default)

Watching the sheep being sheared.

Yesterday we went to a Sheep to Shawl event at a local farm. Well, hour and a half drive local. It was neat. They showed the whole process of wool production from the sheep to the, well, shawl. Watching the guy shear was the neatest thing. They also had other local artisans - a lady doing pottery on a wheel, a bee apiary with bees in a display, a woodworker, a man weaving chair seats plus a bunch of ladies spinning/knitting in 1800s dress.

I didn't get all that many pictures, because it was crowded as hell, but I will share a few. More at flickr.

this is going to be OMG picture heavy. )
wolffe: (ga state parks)
It's been absolutely gorgeous outside today. Jake and I went back to our new favorite fabric store and I picked up 2 more prints for skirts, plus a fat quarter for our across the street neighbor to look at. She's on the hunt for cute owl fabric.

Yesterday I sewed up the 2nd 5 minute skirt but I haven't taken a pic yet. I also painted my toes. I hate having bare toes, so that was nice. I cut the fabric for the messenger camera bag, but haven't worked on it yet.

Tomorrow I'm going to a nursery to buy pretty plants. My pansies from this winter are still hanging in there, but I'd like to get something a little more showy for the front bed. I think the marigolds are coming back too, but I don't see them being a warm weather flower. My strawberry plant is doing well and I moved it to a bigger pot so maybe I'll get more than one strawberry this year. I'm wondering if I want to try growing tomatoes again. Probably. I really want blueberry bushes but have no where to put them. If the backyard were cleared I'd have plenty of space, but right now we have a pine forest and very little actual back yard.

I also want to move 4 azalea bushes from beneath our crepe myrtles, but I have to read the HOA rules to see if I need permission before doing that. Which is ridiculous, but I don't want a fine for moving bushes. :P My evil plan to kill the hedge o' boxwoods seems to be working. Only a few of them are sprouting leaves after this fall's massive cut back. Honestly I didn't mean to kill them, but I also didn't care if they died.
wolffe: (Default)
It's been absolutely gorgeous outside today. Jake and I went back to our new favorite fabric store and I picked up 2 more prints for skirts, plus a fat quarter for our across the street neighbor to look at. She's on the hunt for cute owl fabric.

Yesterday I sewed up the 2nd 5 minute skirt but I haven't taken a pic yet. I also painted my toes. I hate having bare toes, so that was nice. I cut the fabric for the messenger camera bag, but haven't worked on it yet.

Tomorrow I'm going to a nursery to buy pretty plants. My pansies from this winter are still hanging in there, but I'd like to get something a little more showy for the front bed. I think the marigolds are coming back too, but I don't see them being a warm weather flower. My strawberry plant is doing well and I moved it to a bigger pot so maybe I'll get more than one strawberry this year. I'm wondering if I want to try growing tomatoes again. Probably. I really want blueberry bushes but have no where to put them. If the backyard were cleared I'd have plenty of space, but right now we have a pine forest and very little actual back yard.

I also want to move 4 azalea bushes from beneath our crepe myrtles, but I have to read the HOA rules to see if I need permission before doing that. Which is ridiculous, but I don't want a fine for moving bushes. :P My evil plan to kill the hedge o' boxwoods seems to be working. Only a few of them are sprouting leaves after this fall's massive cut back. Honestly I didn't mean to kill them, but I also didn't care if they died.
wolffe: (crafty)
Friday I sewed a maxi dress for our cruise. If I can get Jason to take pictures of me in it that look decent, I'll post them. I did change the pattern somewhat, and I've decided that stretch knits are the devil. But I like the end result enough that I'll wear it. Which is good because generally when I make clothes I don't think they come out very well and I end up never wearing them. Street clothes that is. Costumes are different.

Anyway, then yesterday I made the first messenger bag. This one is my new purse/toddler diaper bag. It's already been out when we went out to eat yesterday and I love it. LURVE. I wish I had made it just a few inches wider since my dividers aren't sized for what I wanted to put in each one, but I ended up being able to get everything in it anyway so it's all good.



inside and back )

And this morning I made the first of 2 5-minute skirts.


Obviously not a beauty shot for me, haha. If you can't tell, it's all different butterflies. I have one more different print cut and enough FOE to make it so yay! Then I might make some more with regular elastic, since now that I have the theory down I think that would be just as easy.

After I make the 2nd skirt I'm going to attempt to make a camera bag based on the messenger bag pattern. I realized I have everything I need (as far as padding and such) so I'm going to give it a whirl. But I need a bigger zipper than I have in the house so I'll have to go get that.
wolffe: (Default)
Friday I sewed a maxi dress for our cruise. If I can get Jason to take pictures of me in it that look decent, I'll post them. I did change the pattern somewhat, and I've decided that stretch knits are the devil. But I like the end result enough that I'll wear it. Which is good because generally when I make clothes I don't think they come out very well and I end up never wearing them. Street clothes that is. Costumes are different.

Anyway, then yesterday I made the first messenger bag. This one is my new purse/toddler diaper bag. It's already been out when we went out to eat yesterday and I love it. LURVE. I wish I had made it just a few inches wider since my dividers aren't sized for what I wanted to put in each one, but I ended up being able to get everything in it anyway so it's all good.



inside and back )

And this morning I made the first of 2 5-minute skirts.


Obviously not a beauty shot for me, haha. If you can't tell, it's all different butterflies. I have one more different print cut and enough FOE to make it so yay! Then I might make some more with regular elastic, since now that I have the theory down I think that would be just as easy.

After I make the 2nd skirt I'm going to attempt to make a camera bag based on the messenger bag pattern. I realized I have everything I need (as far as padding and such) so I'm going to give it a whirl. But I need a bigger zipper than I have in the house so I'll have to go get that.
wolffe: (crafty)
I have some questions for you.

Say I was going to make a bag like this one:


Dimensions are:
(folded flat): 11" (width) by 14" (height)
(upright): 7" x 4" (bottom) by 11" (height to drawstring - 13.5" to top of ruffle)

[Poll #1485029]

I'm getting ready to make a mock up and want to make sure it's useful.
wolffe: (Default)
I have some questions for you.

Say I was going to make a bag like this one:


Dimensions are:
(folded flat): 11" (width) by 14" (height)
(upright): 7" x 4" (bottom) by 11" (height to drawstring - 13.5" to top of ruffle)

[Poll #1485029]

I'm getting ready to make a mock up and want to make sure it's useful.

WHAT a day

Oct. 7th, 2009 06:05 pm
wolffe: (jack's big music show)
My internal monologue is filled with phrases from preschool TV.

My washer broke Monday night and the repair guy came to fix it this morning. A new water pump and it's good to go. What happened to the old one? It had a baby sock stuck in it. *headdesk* Time to get a mesh bag for laundering baby socks.

It was my turn to keep Zach this morning and that was fun. My brother's girlfriend gave Jake a big, metal Tonka dump truck and we've been having fun pushing him around in it and dumping him out. I think Jake had more fun pushing Zach around in it and dumping him out.


More at flickr, including a short video of Jake pushing Zach where they're both making truck noises. LOL

I'm excited about a new crafty project I'm doing but I can't find my mod podge. Seriously I am so over not being able to find anything in my craft area. I'm going to spend tonight organizing my shit. Every time I go to make something I spend 20 minutes trying to find stuff.

I'm heading to B'ham this weekend to celebrate Mom's and my birthdays. Tonight I'll be tackling the 3 baskets full of laundry that didn't get done so I can pack us tomorrow.

I need to find a vegetable that looks and tastes like a fruit. Jake is a fruit monkey, but I haven't found a veggie that he will consistently eat now. Even sweet potatoes have fallen out of favor.

WHAT a day

Oct. 7th, 2009 06:05 pm
wolffe: (Default)
My internal monologue is filled with phrases from preschool TV.

My washer broke Monday night and the repair guy came to fix it this morning. A new water pump and it's good to go. What happened to the old one? It had a baby sock stuck in it. *headdesk* Time to get a mesh bag for laundering baby socks.

It was my turn to keep Zach this morning and that was fun. My brother's girlfriend gave Jake a big, metal Tonka dump truck and we've been having fun pushing him around in it and dumping him out. I think Jake had more fun pushing Zach around in it and dumping him out.


More at flickr, including a short video of Jake pushing Zach where they're both making truck noises. LOL

I'm excited about a new crafty project I'm doing but I can't find my mod podge. Seriously I am so over not being able to find anything in my craft area. I'm going to spend tonight organizing my shit. Every time I go to make something I spend 20 minutes trying to find stuff.

I'm heading to B'ham this weekend to celebrate Mom's and my birthdays. Tonight I'll be tackling the 3 baskets full of laundry that didn't get done so I can pack us tomorrow.

I need to find a vegetable that looks and tastes like a fruit. Jake is a fruit monkey, but I haven't found a veggie that he will consistently eat now. Even sweet potatoes have fallen out of favor.
wolffe: (domestic goddess)
Bought for $8 at a yard sale. This is the before picture:



and here's the after:



And you're still jealous of my maroon carpet. *snort* Anyway, I spent about $50 on materials but it could have been done MUCH cheaper. I just fell in love with the fabric. It was a lot easier than I expected it to be, solely I suspect due to my foresight in making a muslin pattern first.
wolffe: (Default)
Bought for $8 at a yard sale. This is the before picture:



and here's the after:



And you're still jealous of my maroon carpet. *snort* Anyway, I spent about $50 on materials but it could have been done MUCH cheaper. I just fell in love with the fabric. It was a lot easier than I expected it to be, solely I suspect due to my foresight in making a muslin pattern first.
wolffe: (jake)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mellusions my son has discovered the joys of bubble wrap and I have super cute bunny beadies. Happiness all around! :D

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