Saturday, May 25, 2013

Handy Upcycled Storage Containers

Long time no post. The Boyfriend and I have been busy renovating the house, so I haven't had much time for crafting lately.

However, in the course of the organization that comes with renovation, we had to figure out a budget way to organize all the bits and bobs that comes with living with a handyman. So, we used... these!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Vintage-Inspired Pink Wiggle Dress and Facebook Updates

Just a quick update today. After entirely too many setbacks, I finally finished this up.

Also, I now have a Facebook Page where you can follow for more updates. I'll still be updating my blog whenever I get around to it, but if you're interested, Click Here to access my Facebook Page.

Anyways, on to more pictures of the pink wiggle dress!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Asura + Obitsu Soft Bust Large Pattern

My boyfriend and I decided that an OOAK doll by me would be a good present for a friend. So, I present to you: Asura!

More info after the jump...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tan Lolita Skirt - Finished + Tutorial!

Okay, so I have once again proven my complete inability to get something done and posted in a timely manner. The skirt itself has been finished for months now, and I've just now gotten around to taking teh finished pictures and making the tutorial.
So, here goes!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Urban Decay - Pocket Hoops and Dress Form!

After much fussing, I finally got my duct tape dress form assembled!  I (more or less) followed these instructions found on Threads. I first tried to use expanding foam to fill it, but for some reason, it didn't expand hardly at all. Instead I stuffed it with cedar shavings, and my wonderful boyfriend made a stand for it and we used up the rest of the fluorescent green spray paint to paint it. After it was finished, I was finally able to move on with my Urban Decay project!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Adventures Abound! Part 2

After noodling around on the internet for advice on how to clean it and re-oil it, I finally got around to cleaning out my old White sewing machine mentioned in this post here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

My newest sewing machine.

So, a friend of mine talked the boyfriend and I into attending an urban fantasy LARP, and in pursuit of costuming items, we went out to the local Value Village.

When there, we found this beautiful 1950s Singer in a cabinet, and it had the manual in one of the drawers. We bought it on the spot, and took it home, dusted it off, and plugged it in. Everything works wonderfully. There was a bit of errant thread wrapped around the bobbin race that was causing it to jam. That's it. The motor quietly purrs, the needle and thread uptake moves smoothly, and the hand wheel and bobbin spin freely. The pedal can be set up to work as a foot pedal or a knee pedal, and the cabinet is slightly scratched, but still in beautiful condition.

The best part? It was only $50, and another $15 got us all the presser feet that came with it, plus two vintage buttonholers.

Pictures under the jump...