Sunday, May 1, 2011

Where's my sewing Mojo?

I seem to have lost my sewing mojo. It happens every spring. There is so much sewing that takes place around the holidays. Last year, I had the wedding then we moved right into the holidays. Come January, I don't want to touch my machine. There's a double edge sword here. My sewing room is a mess. I don't want to sew in it but the only way to clean it out is to get busy and sew up some fabrics. There's way too much on the floor.

I also haven't been good about getting some blog articles written. Let's see, new computer and Windows 2010. It took a while to figure out pictures resizing with the new Windows. Oh wait, I can't use Windows for that now.  Really, is this an improvement? Finally, after researching, I found a program that will resize my pictures. I'm also not liking the whole downloading to a file. I guess I need to get over it and keep working getting used to this. I signed up for a blogging class at the local technical school. Wouldn't you know, there wasn't that many people interested in learning how to blog so my class was canceled. I've been blogging for two years now. Yeah, I know the basics. What I need help with is editing in Blogger and getting rid of the great big white spaces that occur sometimes. I thought the new upgrade to Blogger was suppose to make editing easier.  I spend way too much time trying to make the article look nice. It makes me not want to blog due to the time involved. I will work on researching how to better edit so I can stay on top of this.

Enough of my complaining. Here are a few things that I made for Kayla. For the Easter pillowcase, I used the Jelly Bean Rick Rack font from Five Star Fonts. The ice cream cone applique is from Digistitches and the little ice cream hair clippie is from GG Designs Embroidery.
Now the dog coat. I cut this darn coat out a long time ago. So long ago, that I'm refusing to tell you the exact length of time. Good thing I cut it out a size (or two) larger than what she needed at the time. I didn't feel like sewing it up. It actually went together pretty easily. I guess I didn't feel like working with polar fleece. The pattern that I used is McCall's 4961. I decided to use decorative buttons instead of doing any machine embroidery on it.

Here's hoping that I get my mojo back.

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