Those of you who have been following the blog for a while may know that I have been slowly working my way through the George R. R. Martin Series A Song of Ice and Fire. Well, last year about this time I finished the first book, A Game of Thrones, and earlier this year I … More Book Review: A Storm of Swords
You guys. Seriously, you guys. WHY?!?!?!?! My beloved and trusty Brother CS6000i has bit the dust. My first sewing machine has seen me through learning to sew, making countless skating costumes, trousers, tops, and several heavy-duty coats. I have had it for over four years and (ab)used it quite a bit in that time. For … More R.I.P. CS6000i
This past week has been crazy! Presentation at school/work/real life thing that I do (I don’t know how to describe grad school… it is not a job but it isn’t really school… oh well, whatever) occupied a lot of time. And then preparing for upcoming skating competitions (we are heading into the major part of … More Totally Stoned
Sometimes you are just having one of those weeks… where you start out feeling like you are going to conquer the world, but halfway through you feel like whimpering and hiding in a corner… And then you get a lovely card via Royal Air Mail that completely explains everything…
I did a bit of a marathon cutting session, so I have a some of the coat underway! I made a couple of decisions regarding the coat construction: (1) I am going to underline the fashion fabric with muslin, just so it is a bit more weighty and a bit more wind proof. I have … More Snake Trench – Progress!
I know – lots of skating posts, not lots of sewing posts, but skating stuff is busy right now. Anyway, for those of you who enjoy watching ice figure skating, USFSA is once again starting their Fantasy Figure Skating Challenge. I really enjoyed playing last year, although I started a bit late in the season … More Fantasy Figure Skating 2011-2012
Have you ever had a project where you decided you were going to finish it tonight, no matter what? Well, I just had one of those projects. I have three more items I am wanting to sew before the sibling heads overseas. However, I know that the black coat is going to take quite a bit … More Obsessive Sewing