Still working on blogging things from the February sewing retreat! This is the last of what I made for me, but there are a few Summery items for Cheeks left. I’m really workin’ on stretchin’ this all out!
Been a bit of a quiet blogging month, but since I actually set some goals for once, thought it would be nice to follow up! To recap, here’s what I was hoping to accomplish in April:
- Sewaholic Minoru
- 2 Oliver + S Bucket Hats for Cheeks
- Jalie Cora running tights
- McCall’s 6873 for Cheeks
- Simplicity 8291
- Unblogged plan: Blue Calla Iris for my mom’s birthday gift
While writing that post, these didn’t seem like THAT much work, but looking at it now: bahaha…like I was going to get all of that done.
So, how many did I finish?
I haven’t participated in Me Made May since 2013, and decided it was time to give it another go! Here’s my pledge:
I, Jess of The Sometimes Sewist (@sometimessewist on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavor to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2017.
Because it can get pretty boring to see random outfits on a daily (or even weekly) basis, I’ll be posting my Me Mades daily on Instagram instead of here.
Bet you’re wondering: Why so long in between Me Made Mays? Here’s what was happening in the interim years:
Momentum is a funny thing; sometimes you’re on a roll and then…BAM! Stopped. Stuck in the mud. Or your head. Or whatever. I swear I posted a week or two ago last, but it has been almost THREE! Such a lollygagger. I haven’t gotten a ton of sewing done in that time, but I still have many garments to photograph and blog from February and March plus some oldies for Throwback Thursday.
That said, life has been a little busy, and I’ll use that as my excuse. We’re currently looking for a bigger home and readying our own house for sale. The real estate market here (and many places, per the many nationwide articles I’ve read) is pretty much insane at the moment: so little inventory, such high prices, very much a seller’s market. It’ll bode well when it comes time for us to sell our sweet little starter home, but this end is just a tad frustrating. We’ve been looking since late February and we are persisting because quickly selling our home is very attractive with a toddler around.
Speaking of a toddlers, I managed to make Cheeks some stuff for Easter. :D All three pieces are part of McCall’s 6873.
It’s Throwback Thursday! Wheeeeee! This is really more of a compilation post than a throwback, but all of these projects are at least three months old. Also: here’s where the “sometimes” comes into my blog name! Ha.
So, I bought a Silhouette Cameo sometime around Black Friday in 2015…and then I let it sit in the box for the next three or so months because I was “scared” of it. Story of my life with every new fun crafty machine (took me so long to crack the coverstitch machine out, too).
I finally got over that and am finally to a place where I have a bunch of fun projects to share…from super frivolous to very practical!
My first project was cut from a file I bought from the Silhouette Design Store; a Valentine’s Day card for my hubby in 2016, from red cardstock and red rose patterned paper. I forgot to ask him to find it for me until last night (oops), so here’s a stock image from the the Design Store instead.