Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Extraterrestrial Abduction Day

Yes, you read that right. And, no, I am not just pulling these out of a hat and making up holidays, though that could be rather fun. Today is Extraterrestrial Abduction Day! So let's celebrate it with an extraterrestrial related craft or hunting down a copy of E.T. and curling up in front of the TV.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Crafting Spaces

I've decided that instead of one big long boring post on my new place I'm going to break it down into smaller posts. The first one I share is going to be the crafty spaces because, in all honesty, they were the first spaces completely set up. I have two major areas, the first being the sewing closet.

Comes complete with a cat

It sounds kind of silly, but when you live in an efficiency apartment and have a pantry, a small closet, a medium closet and a huge walk-in closet in combination with not having that many clothes to need 3 closets and no space to put the sewing stuff. Closet it is then. Right now my fabric is stored in the cabinet of my bookcase. I might move it up to the closet shelf.

The other crafty area is my desk. I found this at the Salvation Army and was debating if I wanted to spend that much on a desk when a guy waiting for his wife pointed out that it had been there for over 14 days. Well, 14 days means 25% off and I was sold. As you can see there is already a project taking over the desk. I'm trying a new way of scaling up patterns-radial projection. I think it might be my new go-to when scaling up patterns.

So there are my crafty spaces.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

1912 Titanic Sewing Project

Have you heard about Janyce over at the Vintage Project Lending Library's (VPLL) 1912 Titanic Sewing Project? The basis is that April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking. And the VPLL is taking the patterns from the La Mode Illustree and transcribing the patterns, graphic and information and having an army of seamstresses stick their way through the fashion journal. Now these patterns are a far cry from what most of us are used to. To be frank, they are going to be vague. I'm hoping that having worked with vintage patterns like this before will make it an easier project. And what can I say, my inner nerd is super excited about starting.

So pretty much this boils down to making a pattern a month for the rest of the year and tracking my progress on my blog. I'm looking forward to sharing the journey and the finished projects with all of you! Stay tuned!

*When I say an army of seamstresses, I mean an army- there are over 400 who have signed up for the project!