Monday, April 27, 2015
Around here, uniforms are blowing up! You've heard about Matilda Kahl, who is a girl AND wears the same thing every day? I know! It's appealing. I'd be delighted to wear the same thing every day if I had a job. And even though I don't, I would wear the same thing everyday if it could be the outfit above. Perfectly suitable for going into a fourth grade classroom and the fanciest restaurant in Livermore. Which is - admittedly - not such a big stretch.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
I know - it's a long way off. I'll remind you.
And? It's Earth Day - which is the day you get 25% off sustainable goodies in the Etsy shop! Use the coupon code BLOG2015 all day today....
Monday, April 20, 2015
Last week they asked if Santa Claus is real. They said, "We already know, we just want you to tell us the truth."
I cried. Which? I firmly believe, was the only appropriate response.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
(Winter.) (Mosquitos.) (Prairie Home Companion.)
Friday, April 10, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
But, when you try to put one into the top of a tote, things get a little fiddly (fiddly, meaning exactly what it sounds like and in this case - not straightforward, solid sewing) and the results are a little jenky (jenky, meaning exactly what it sounds like and in this case - lumpy, not as attractive or functional as one might hope).
Which? I think (after three weeks and reading every zipper tutorial on the internet) is because we're asking a zipper to do something it was not designed to do, namely - twist. If you know what I'm talking about, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. And if not, thank you for coming along anyway.
Still - there is a finished zip-top, cross-body tote prototype (see below) and you should tell me what you think of it. I'd love to be like: Viola! and tell you how much I adore it, but I'm kind of meh. Which means there's more fiddling to do, and while the final final product may not zip, none of us should give up hope....