My New Habit for the month is keeping my currently-in-use and planned-to-use-soon patterns organized, and to that end I've gone the simple route. I did go shopping for some file holders, but I couldn't find anything quite right, not to mention my
|I still plan on cutting some cardboard separators to place between the patterns. |
Currently there are only 2 in there, both being worked on at the moment,
and none in the "To Be Made Soon" category
|I'm delighted to see that my thread markings |
survived all of the shifting around during the year. :)
|I'll use the hook and loop tape on this. |
And please note the 3X5 card attached -
that's destined to be next month's Little Habit to add :)
And here's a cool little feature - you can remove each column of thread so that you can place it right on top of your fabric - very nice!
Oh yes, another Requisition, except this is from the other side of the fence. I've been meaning to make some more steampunky bustles to list on my (still a baby) Etsy store, so that I don't need to deal with specific custom orders (and all of the angst & worry that goes along with giving the darling customer exactly what they want). But alas, I was too slow, and got another custom order. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually grinning THIS big, not complaining! I'm also approaching this one with a bit more conscious time-planning and record-keeping in mind, so that I can know for sure if I'm making $5 an hour, or only $2.50 an hour. ;-D I jest...but not by much!
It's good. Really. It's all good. I'm still having fun!
On the Rambling end of the spectrum, I'm motivated to create a Design Board that is actually big enough to be of creative use. Inspired by sham's post following her DOL adventure, I realized that this wall actually has enough space to hold a reasonably sized Design Board!
One more Renewal - a renewed commitment to my goal of not buying any RTW, which I made when I re-started this whole sewing journey in January 2010...almost 3 years ago now! I have yet to buy any RTW clothing, other than socks and shoes, and some thrifted items like my stash of silk neckties, and sweaters that I've been gathering, all destined for upcycling. You will notice the 365 RTW badge on my sidebar - this leads to Sarah at Goodbye Valentino's blog page for those who are willing to commit to 365 days of not buying ANY RTW clothing (underwear and shoes are exempted). So, just in case I thought I could bend my commitment, I now have a renewed reason to continue sewing my own. :)
That's all the ramblings I have for today. I have a bustle to work on, and some more Soho pieces to cut. :)