Showing posts from February, 2018

Athletic pegs, Isabel/Cassie dress, cat beds

More athletic Peg Legs, this time the main fabric is the Joann "superflex" which is fairly similar to Supplex. I wanted to test the fit before cutting into my Zenith & Quasar Supplex. I heard that a lot of people size up in that fabric. These are probably a little too big. Because I sized up, the gusset looked horrible and I had to take it out. I also ran out of clear elastic and used cotton swimsuit elastic and it didn't work as well. I took the waistband apart, made it a little smaller, and put clear elastic in and they worked a lot better. Next time I'll try a different gusset shape and cut matching slices out of the leg fabric so adding the gusset doesn't add extra fabric. (In that case the main function of the gusset will be altering the direction of maximum stretch.) The multicolor fabric is Yoga Soft Spandex from Zenith & Quasar. I got a bundle of a yard each of the Yoga Soft Spandex, their solid Heavy Supplex and their multicolor Supplex. Which i…

Cricut Maker

Just bought a Cricut Maker cutting machine. Above is what I made on the first day. I bought it mostly for cutting vinyl and felt, but I've gotten sucked into some of the cards/papercrafting projects on the 2 week trial of the subscription service for images/projects. "This is the back" cut files were a Patterns for Pirates freebie...which sort of kicked off my whole interest in getting one.

More stuff I made over the weekend...bootleg BPAL decal for my imp case. 😂

Preschool Weaving

A few weeks ago I was in charge of "special project" at S's co-op preschool. I brought this  classroom tapestry loom and finished a wall hanging during class. I used tshirt loops, yarn loops, and fabric strips with slits on the end for weft so I could lark's head knot them together and keep going. The kids mostly helped by picking which color/texture to go next, but a couple of kids were interested in handing the weft back and forth to me from the other side of the loom.