Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Starting from Scraps

 So this is in line with my current interests... Skillshare has a course on repeating designs and Spoonflower is hosting a giveaway! Worlds collide. Hell yeah, I'll put my name in the hat! You should enter too! 

On the slower project front, I started a garden from scrap... Literally! A post in Eddy & Rambo's Bunny Blog inspired this. I didn't realize how easy it would be or how fast it'd all come together. The basil and parsley I started from seeds but are thriving! With some tips from Ma, I learned how to pinch back the basil to get an even fuller plant. (The bunnies and I will have to share the basil!!!)

This one is by far the coolest. I save the bottom 2 inches of a Romaine Lettuce heart and soaked it in water. It's been about 2 weeks and look!!! I have a teenie tiny chunk of lettuce! Given the success I've had with it, I started soaking two more stumps. Can't wait til their ready for transplant. And the carrot tops just sprouted back yesterday! I think it's only been 3 days. So cool! The bunnies and I can't wait for the harvest.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TWO MORE! I'm on a roll!!!

It's stupid... Life has gotten busier and I've managed to stay just as productive, if not more so! Why can't I get this much done when I have oodles of free time?

Anywho! I took the step to actually link my SpoonFlower profile to this page (which by the way is here ), just another little thing to remind me to keep making things. I've gotten two more little designs done for the next two contests. Hopefully being a little ahead will give me sometime to brainstorm for the next themes.

First is the 8-Bit design. It's pretty simple but I'm really pleased with it. Someday I'll make myself a geek chic dress out of it!!!

Second is the Fireflies design. It looks like it's actually glowing! YAY! I'm so happy it worked! Plus, it was about time purple made an appearance into one of these. Took long enough.

Still haven't finished the dress for the wedding... I HAVE to do that tomorrow. It's just all the little finishings... in other words... the time consuming shit. Damn.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Road Trippin'

I had a decently productive weekend... Finished another contest design, this coming week's theme is Highways and By-ways. It still feels like a work in progress. Something just isn't there yet. I'm going to try it in a few different colors and maybe add a texture to it. Soooo very close!

Other teeny tiny accomplishment... Craft Day set! And I have a few weeks to clean the apartment for it! Yay no pressure! (I know I'm gonna procrastinate til the day before... who am I kidding?)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Less Talk... More Action!

So I haven't been posting... but I have been doing. I have a few irons in the fire and doing my best to stay motivated.

I've been sewing a cute polka dot dress for a wedding coming up in two weeks. As soon as it's done I will post pictures. There have been plenty of speed bumps... mostly my own fault. The bust is far to big... so either I must stuff or alter. I prefer to keep the boobage natural so I'll alter. Here's the fabric! Isn't it cute?! 

Also in the works... a Super Secret Craft Society has been formed! I invited a few friends to join me for themed craft nights. First night will be Bitches Get Stitches and setting a date is in it's final stages. It'll be nice to geek out with my crafty friends. My boyfriend, as loving as he is, can only carry on conversations about patterns and fabrics and whatnot for so long. I must find my own kind!

Lastly, I have made it a goal for myself to submit a design to Spoonflower's weekly contests.This week is Ditsy Crickets. I'm pretty pleased with how my design came out. I was surprised how fast it all came together. I was definitely in the zone for this!!! Got my fingers crossed to make top ten, but I won't be disappointed if I don't. There are so many experienced and talented people in that pool!

Next contest is Highway's and Byways. I keep going back and forth on what I want to do. I think I've finally narrowed it down!!! Have a sketch done up and my evening cleared to start working on it. I'm not sure if these other designers work way in advance. Maybe if I push myself I can get a bit ahead and a little more time to tweek the final design! Starting to brainstorm for the ones a little further out! Wish me luck.