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I have only one burning desire

And that is to sew. Right now. I have three things cut out upstairs that I could jump right into. And I don’t feel like it. I just bought this pattern for the Two Zip Hipster bag.

Two Zip Hipster Bag

I resent the fact that it is called a hipster bag.  Hipsters are lame.  But, it looks like a cute bag, and quick and I think I can fit it in the front pocket of my backpack.

(I refuse to carry a purse and a backpack at the same time.  Screams junior high to me.  Betcha can’t guess why.  Certainly not because that was what my friends and I did in junior high… Point is, I need a smallish bag that I can keep essentials in, that can be used alone or thrown into backpack.)

I’ve got several posts in draft form for you.  I need to put the pictures in mostly.  I’ve actually sewn a bunch since the last post about Me Made May, and have even photographed most of it.  And written about it! But have yet to combine the too.  I’m a horrible sewing blogger.

Back to what I was saying before I got off onto that tangent, I am all sorts of jumbled right now.  And all I want to do is sew, but I don’t want to sew the things that are ready to be sewn or that need to be sewn.  And the things that I DO want to sew are not printed yet (like the 2 zip bag) or are not cut out like this Connie Crawford number, or any number of other things floating around in my head.

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Whatever.  Its one of those days. I know I would feel better if I sewed, and yet, I’m not sewing. I have decided to write about my sewing when I feel like it, even if I don’t have a project completed or pictures of any projects. I never update the blog, and I think sometimes I get too serious about it. Like, I CANNOT post unless I have a project finished and documented! Well I think that’s bologna, and I’m gonna try this for a while.   I’ll leave with a picture of my cute shoes that I wore with the dress I made a week or two ago. The dress post is coming. Some day.

My new pretties!

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Current projects

baby in a field

Let me be honest, I’m super unmotivated to create anything lately.

My sewing room is a disaster and I’ve been sewing in the dining room, which is half full of boxes. Blue Hippo Arts is in the process of buying a house, which has been rather arduous for us. Everything feels very up in the air, and that is a difficult place for me to live for very long.

I decided to not take class this summer, so I have a ton of time I could be sewing right now, but I’m not. I feel like its not even worth talking about. So for now, I’m going to give you some pictures and tell you about the stuff that’s on tap to sew soon.

1. Dress for a graduation next weekend


(If you click on the line drawing, it will take you to the downloadable pattern at the Burda website.)

I wish I could find my Burda Plus Spring/Summer 2011 to show you the picture from the magazine.  It looks lovely, much lovelier than the line drawing.  Alas, I am ALWAYS misplacing my darned Burdas.  Oh well.  I’m sure it will turn up sooner rather than later.

Its going to be in this lovely fabric:
The fabric for the graduation dress

I’ve also begun a set just for whatever I make out of this issue of Burda. You can see it here.

So far I have altered the pattern, and sewn the muslin for the skirt. The altered muslin for the bodice is cut, partially pinned, and ready to be sewn.
altered muslin of Burda Plus Dress 411

altered muslin of Burda Plus Dress 411

2. Presents for graduation. Ok, I can’t actually talk about these because I hear that at least one of the recipients has read or reads my blog. Sorry. Lame, I know, but here are some of the fabrics I’ll be using.

Mystery project 1

Mystery project 2

Hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later, with completed projects to show you!

Sewing Mojo

Why is it that it’s never around when you need it?

I have a boat load of sewing to get done between now and tomorrow evening at 6. Have I sewn anything at all since I got done with school on Saturday evening? Nope!

I organized my sewing area though! That’s something.

Since I haven’t accomplished much, I thought I’d show you what I’m working on. In the off chance any of the recipients are reading this, I’ll have to be vague. 🙂
Present One:
Christmas present in the making

Present two:

Christmas present in the making

inside present two:

Christmas present in the making

Christmas present in the making

Present three:

Christmas present in the making

There are more presents that need to be made. But they either aren’t photographed or can’t be put online just yet.

Here’s hoping my mojo returns!

Happy Holidays!