Carafting


I'm learning to use a sewing machine, and it's exciting! I like to share about my adventures in sewing, and show anyone who’s interested how my projects turn out. I'm a self taught novice and I appreciate instruction and encouragement from those with more sewing experience.

Sewing is not the only crafty thing I do. For instance, I am an avid friendship bracelet maker, and for some reason I can't stop making envelopes out of everything I can get my hands on. (p.s. I love mail!)

Okay, and I cook and I bake too. Yum!

Happy Carafting!


I haven’t posted in forever. I haven’t done much sewing lately. It’s been sad, dark times. But I’ve been doing about a manicure a week to keep the creative juices flowing.
Here’s my latest and greatest.
Yuri’s Night is thus Saturday. Have a Nominal Yuri’s Night!

I haven’t posted in forever. I haven’t done much sewing lately. It’s been sad, dark times. But I’ve been doing about a manicure a week to keep the creative juices flowing.
Here’s my latest and greatest.
Yuri’s Night is thus Saturday. Have a Nominal Yuri’s Night!

Working on a felt calavera

Working on a felt calavera

How to sew a built in bra!
THANK YOU DAUGHTER FISH

How to sew a built in bra!

THANK YOU DAUGHTER FISH

(Source: daughterfish.com)

reblogbookclub:

by foodsexandpokemon 
A quick cross-stitch pattern inspired by the “Fangirl” cover (I haven’t started the book yet, but from what I read, it seems like the sort of coming of age novel that I have wanted to appear in YA fiction for a while now). 
In case anyone would like to stitch it, DMC colors are (but feel free to adapt with the ones you own already):
Background: 954
Frame: 3801
Top: 743
Skin: 754
Hair: 433
Computer: 841
Backstitch: 898

reblogbookclub:

by foodsexandpokemon 

A quick cross-stitch pattern inspired by the “Fangirl” cover (I haven’t started the book yet, but from what I read, it seems like the sort of coming of age novel that I have wanted to appear in YA fiction for a while now). 

In case anyone would like to stitch it, DMC colors are (but feel free to adapt with the ones you own already):

Background: 954

Frame: 3801

Top: 743

Skin: 754

Hair: 433

Computer: 841

Backstitch: 898

My roommate asked if I could make a hot rice pack for him. I’d made one before, and this time I wanted to make an even better one! So I did. It’s about 16 by 7 inches, with ribs every 1.5 inches. I filled it with sushi rice. Very happy with how it turned out. Also, was glad to find a use for the awesome monster fabric I found.

WIP. Not quite done, but I really like how this is turning out.

WIP. Not quite done, but I really like how this is turning out.

Product of today’s work. 3 down. 8 to go.
It’s kind of loud, I know. I don’t really know what I’ll do with these blocks. I just want to practice piecing, really.
I call it: Dinosaurs Never Had Shoes.

Product of today’s work. 3 down. 8 to go.

It’s kind of loud, I know. I don’t really know what I’ll do with these blocks. I just want to practice piecing, really.

I call it: Dinosaurs Never Had Shoes.

I really should never go shopping at SAS. They must periodically get shipments of remnant fabrics, cause there’re these 2 piles of pieces that are all about a yard or less, and sometimes these piles are 3 feet high—maybe it’s 4 feet. It’s all $4 a yard, and if you really look, you’ll find some stuff that definitely sold for a lot more than that when it wasn’t remnant.

I couldn’t hold back. I picked out a few.

There’s quite an eclectic assortment of odds and ends at the discount fabric store I love to shop at. I found these in a box of assorted patches. There were many more in this same—series—I guess you could call it. I’m not quite sure what to make of them.

There’s quite an eclectic assortment of odds and ends at the discount fabric store I love to shop at. I found these in a box of assorted patches. There were many more in this same—series—I guess you could call it. I’m not quite sure what to make of them.