Monday, April 26, 2010

My new sewing project

Soon, the fabric you see below will become a ruffled skirt style apron, much like the one seen here. Awesome, right? The orange polka dot fabric is the backing, the ties and the band. The other four are the ruffles. SO cute. I'll update when it's finished. Shouldn't take too long...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We won Quidditch today, which was awesome. Way to go Rowan!

I finished those project bags that I mentioned in my last post. Check 'em out!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

COMC Homework

Part 1:

Five items for COMC class:
1. Ferret, for feeding to a Hippogriff.
2. Cat, for breeding Kneazles
3. Pencil, for sketching Bowtruckles
4. Wand, for jinxing Blast-Ended Skrewts
5. Lettuce, for feeding Flobberworms.

Part 2:
1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf. House elves are short, between 2 and 3 feet tall, have fat bodies, spindly limbs, bug-eyes, and big bat's ears.
2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family? The Blacks
3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves? Clothing, which she left strewn about in hopes that they'd pick it up and be freed.
4. How do you free a house elf? Give them clothes.
5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for? "Society for the Protection of Elvish Welfare"

Part 3: In the works...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How did I DO that?

How is it possible that I completely forgot to blog this last week? Ugh. So absurd. I'm a bit angry with myself right now, but we'll move along, yes?

I just finished a BIG project yesterday that I'm madly in love with. Sadly, I can neither share a photo nor talk about it because it's a gift for someone who could very likely be reading here.

There are a few things, however, that I *can* talk about right now. Fleur and I have decided to start our own sock club. We knew that while lots of people (Yarn Harlot, for example) were having great luck knitting from stash with self-imposed stash sock clubs, we would not follow through. Even randomizing which bag would be pulled each month was unsuccessful when we tried it.

So, we decided that what we'd do is create a sock kit for the other person out of our OWN stash. We covet each other's yarns with a frequency and ferocity that is amusing to bystanders, so we knew this would work. Each month, we choose a yarn from our stash, a pattern to go with it, and spend a maximum of $10 on extras to round out the theme, and then on the third Tuesday of the month (because we couldn't wait an entire month from when we finalized our decision to do this, lol) we trade.

We're each going to have a binder for our patterns, just like we have for our Rockin' Sock Club patterns. And I'm making us each Japanese Knot project bags to be our special bags for our club. Here are the fabrics I'm going to use:

Cute, right? I think so. :) I'm loving the owls. I also just bought fabric for two skirt style aprons for myself, a full "Hostess Style" apron for Lucy, Ruffle aprons for the girls, and basket liners for Lucy's wicker baskets. So there'll be lots of sewing going on in my house for the next little while. :)