Monday, March 29, 2010

unfinished objects

I know... What the *!#$! is it?? Looks like an oven mitt, yes? Well, daylight is running out and I haven't posted in forever so here you have my current work in progress, my soon to be finished unfinished object.

The inside has a lovely zip purse, two bill slots, and four credit card slots. Reproduction 1930's fabrics with cute Valentine endearments on the inside, mixed bag of pretty colors in my favorite shades of yellow, blue and pink...

Blurry shot of a closer view. My camera with the macro has died and needs recharged but I can't find the charger.

Use some imagination, fold it over, pretend it is all sewn up (it will be tonight) add a real vintage button, and I swear it will look something resembling this. It's supposed to have a strap but I hate little bags with long straps, so it is an oversize wallet instead, gifted to my cousin in Florida soon as it is all done up just so! I'm also selling a few of these on etsy that are also still in the UFO status. I have tried doing these on a production line, cutting out all the fabrics, interfacing and batting at one time for all the bags, then turning out all the credit card and bill flaps, then sewing down all the zippers at one time. Well, you get the idea. Anyway I ended up with a big pile of I-don't-remember-what-goes-with-which-bag so maybe it's not a good idea for me. I think all these parts are what is intended. Oh, there are side pieces to this bag, too, that keep your stuff from falling out the sides. I have to sew them down yet. And so on. I have a bunch of days off in a row now so I am sewing most of the days away, in between walking doggie, reading blogs, reading books, trying to drum up business for my husband, and running to WaWa for coffee breaks. Tonight my husband, who has been away for four days, comes home again. So I am looking forward to him coming home and making the best of the rest of my time off as a wife with no one to look after.

*sigh*. I see so many wonderful things online I want to try now. Fabric sewn buttons with stitched embellishments, stitching projects, more purses. And believe it or not (don't anyone gasp too loud...) I have a pile of jewelry waiting to be drilled, filed, finished and listed, soon as my husband comes home and fixes the blasted drill that won't work properly.

Books I am reading right now-- Frances Mayes' Every Day In Tuscany, which I am finding to be a surprising chore to get through. Very disappointing. And reading Tolstoy Anna Karenina, one of my all time favorites. And for magazines my very favorite Australian embroidery guild's Stitch magazine and an excellent current copy of SewNews. Not enough time in the day...

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