Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just Call Me Master Sew Lady

I retract my statement that I was going to be a master sewer for Sky.  I didn't mean "sewer" as in a septic tank. Sewer as in "sew-er".  Does that make sense? Didn't even dawn on me till I started writing this one. 

And so, just call me Master Sew Lady. 

This little project caused me stress. I almost gave up. 

But, because I'm awesome, I finished it (like 2 weeks ago. I'm awesome at posting on time). 

And so here it is.  Invisible zipper all installed and ready for Sky's truck. Look at those beautiful seems.  

Look at it zippering up! It ended up being very awesome.  With some brain power, I conquered the invisible zipper. Trying to maneuver the leather around the sewing machine in order to sew the second side was where it got tough. 

And the top.  Since I had to cut the zipper to fit, I put two dabs of hot glue at the top of the zipper to stop it. 

And here it is at it's new home! Sky and his dad have to pop rivet it to the plastic cover.  So it's not completely done yet, but my part sure is.

Now I am totally ready to finish that pillow! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Things I Want You to Think When You Read This Blog

Here are some things I want you to think when you come to my blog, Alixx's blog, and Second Friday. 

"Oh that looks delicious." 
"That is a good idea!" 
"I can totally relate!"
"I love this." 
"I'm going to have to try that."
"What a funny story."
"I'm going to pin this idea!"
"I'm glad they put instructions because I want to make this."

This is multi-purpose blog. A place where you can come to see all sorts of things.  Recipes, DIY's & crafts, funny & awkward stories, and just good fun.  

Please come visit us a lot! Remember our site address, add it to your read list, make yourself a note. We'll entertain you. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Just Another Road Block

Yet another thing is holding me back from working on the pillow I started. 

I agreed to be a master-sewer for Sky.  Let me just say that the only real sewing experience I have is from when I took home-ec in 8th grade. And random tiny projects I've done here and there since. Lucky for me (huh-huh-huh) I am crafty.  

I agreed to completely re-do a leather shift boot he just bought for his truck. His shift knob doesn't conveniently just screw off the top, nope.  So the leather shift boot does not simply fit over the top. My genus younger brother said "too bad it doesn't have a zipper"... And so the idea was born.  Really anything would work to make the shift boot something that would conveniently just open and close around the shift stick. But a zipper makes sense.  I even promised an invisible, black zipper so his truck can continue lookin' sleek.  

And so, I have to undo the seem around the top, the seem around the bottom (which has elastic that Sky wants taken off), and the seem up one of the sides so I can install a zipper. 

So why did I get myself into this? Because I like to prove that I can do things.  I love being handy, and I love helping.  It is quite the undertaking because I do not want to have to buy a new one. I'll let you all know how this goes.