September 13, 2007

What I Might Be When I Grow Up

Silly as it sounds. The other night my mom and I were talking about what I would do when Scout is old enough to go to school. I said, "I'll home-school her", but I doubt that I would do it. My patience runs awfully thin. So I was thinking about what I would do, maybe use the Interpreting degree? Maybe? Or something else. All I've ever really done was work with animals, as a dog groomer and a Veterinary Assistant.

I could be a baker:

This my friend is a most delicious Buttermilk Frosting that goes on top of Buttermilk Brownies.

I could most definitely be a chef or baker with this:


My brand new GE stove. Oh it's delicious I tell you! They installed it today after we complained about our previous oven, (that must have been here since they built these complexes), wasn't working properly. (Gotta love having friends in management huh?)

Or maybe I'll be a seamstress:


My first sewing project since the 7th grade: A DPN Needle Case for my Monkey Sock Pal. I used the needle cases my grandmother made for me as a template and designed them for double pointed needles. (It is a sock swap you know.)


A close up of the lil monkeys.


And a picture of the backing which is a dark brown courdoroy, (sp?)

I'm happy to say that I am very happy with the needle case for a few reasons. One, my mom looked at the one my grandmother made, (mind you they have a very strained relationship), and all she could say was, "oh, she's gooood". My grandmother is a professional seamstress. She's been sewing since she was a little kid, of course she's good! Anyway, we finally figured out how to do it, and I was good. Cutting fabric, pinning fabric, cursing fabric, sewing fabric...

Needless to say I'm addicted to fabric already. I bought enough fabric to make three more cases when I bought monkey fabric. But then yesterday, I went back to JoAnn's because they'd give us oodles of 40% off coupons for fabrics, notions, containers and craft items. (Mind you, last week I went to Michael's and bought $30 worth of Halloween ornaments and paints, crayons, and other stuff for Jem.) Anyway, I left JoAnn's spending about $60!!! I bought more cord, some cool dog print fabric and a few yards of Pooh Bear baby blanket fabric for Scout's baby blanket. (My grandmother made me my baby blanket which I had until 7th grade when I lost it on Halloween night. My mom made Jem his baby blanket which he still uses, and she made me this really cool blanket too. One side was fuzzy Raggedy Ann and Andy prints and the other was a sheet that matched my bedset. My friend borrowed it and never gave it back and now my mom refuses to make me one. So I'll have to make Scout's and one for me!)

In other news, I got my sock project bag from Momma Monkey, in the mail yesterday and I totally ♥ it! I really wanted one with Siamese cats, but I know sometimes specific fabric is hard to come by. But these cats were just too cute to resist! So if you need a small sock bag, this is most definitely what you need to get:

Check out her Etsy shop!

And my Koigu Monkeys are coming along nicely:

I was worried they weren't going to fit, the stitches were a bit tighter than I'd like, because I used US 1's. But they fit comfortably, so onto Sock Two I am going.

I finished the back to the Tilted Duster, but it's awfully ugly just sitting there, (all the bind offs), so I'll wait til I get the fronts done before showing you a picture. The good news is that while the Peruvia is a bit fuzzy, it doesn't bother me as much as I'd thought.

And that's about it. I have a lot of blogs and groups and swaps I need to catch up on. So I'm off!

P.S.: I sold a number of stitch marker sets last week at the LYS and made a bunch more for the SnB tomorrow night. Whatever doesn't sell will be posted in the shop on Saturday. Be on the look out, there are some great new markers!

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awesome needle case! You are well on your way to becoming a great seamstress! I sew too and wish I had more time for it!

holly said...

I love your monkey fabric needle case--great job! Now you just need to whip up a few of those for your Etsy shop!

Cindy said...

The needle case is so cute! I need to learn how to sew too - I don't have a machine yet, but I already lust after all the pretty fabrics whenever I'm in Michaels or Walmart.

tiennie said...

Great case! It's crazy how addicting buying fabric can be, isn't it?

Liz said...

You could be anything you wanted by the looks of it! Your monkeys look great. Koigu is my MOST favourite yarn at the moment!

vera said...

Hehehe! I love reading how you couldn't resist buying fabric! Too funny. :0)
Your needle case is awesome, the monkeys are really sweet.
And you koigu socks are looking really great. i *love* that colour you are using. :0)

Woman who knits said...

The needlecase is adorable. The Monkey's turned out great too. I can't wait to see them both finished!!

Miss Me said...

everyone else is commenting about the needle case (which is V. lovely) but i've got to say "WOW!" about the stove. i wish that i could have a gas stove...

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