A quick post to update you on my sewing marathon weekend. Why did I wait so long to make these things for the auction?! Am I crazy? Wait, don't answer that.
So, Chris calls these "Wine Socks". Hmmm. Not sure if that makes them cute or lame. I figure, since our event takes place only two days after Earth Day, we should have something "green" for auction. Plus, I've wanted to try sewing with a sweater for a while now. These earth-friendly auction items are called "Pretty Pink Button Wine Sock" and "Lovely Little Lady Wine Sock". Yep, I'm going with "Wine Sock". I decided: cute.
And here is the poor sweater that sacrificed its life for the "Wine Socks". (Amy, I love this sweater, and I've worn your gift many, many times... but I've recently decided that I look neck-less in turtlenecks. And, I don't think that neck-less will ever be in style.)
I was feeling quite generous when I donated this charming little lady button in order to spruce up the "sock". I still have one more, so I'm not that generous, I guess.
Anyways, the sweater was extremely stretchy, which made it difficult for me to sew with. There are some imperfections, but hopefully they aren't as bad as I think they are. I didn't make this little owl. Instead I photographed it from a magazine page (Parenting) that I ripped out of the magazine while waiting at a doctor's office. There's my confession - now my guilt is gone. I want to make this owl, but I will find a non-stretchy sweater to use first. I did really like the idea of a sparkly silver sweater owl, though.
Since there was no owl to be made, I decided to try to incorporate some of this stretchy sweater into a bag. I'm going to call this bag "Supergirlie Ruffle Tote". I think that any mom of a little girl will bid on this at the auction - it even has pockets inside! And, you know, a grown-up supergirlie could even carry it because, hey - we live in Seattle.
Did you notice the bias tape? I think this is becoming my signature notion. The lining of the bag is that black polka-dot, and the pocket has a pink strip across the top - totally darling, I wish I had remembered to snap a shot of it!
Wine charms. Lots and lots of little itty-bitty beads. I totally owe Anna, who made about half of these with me and then had to vacuum up about a thousand little beads from her living room carpet a couple of weeks ago. Anna, I love you for doing these things for me.
Only two more items to make: clutches and drawstring wine bags. Today I sewed nothing... Because it was 70 degrees and sunny outside... And, you should have seen my yard... So, that's my excuse.
I guess I better bust a move tomorrow.