I have discovered the secret to preventing slippage while sewing velveteen!

1. Walking Foot
2. Pins placed every inch, diagonally against the edge

Yaaaaaay! It took so many tries to figure that out.

I’m working on perfecting the design & pattern for this handbag I started a couple of months ago… definitely needs to be larger.

Once it is perfected and I’ve made a few, I will be opening up a shop (and posting on Etsy) with this and a couple of my previous designs. 1″ buttons too. Getting kind of excited! 😀

Recent Goings-On

Just in the last few months, I’ve been spending time with friends I had lost contact with after high school. It is so great to see them again!
Three of them have a band, which I think everyone should hear. Unfortunately their demos aren’t recorded very well and don’t do them any sort of justice.. but you can hear them here anyway.
They make some purdy noises.

I’m proud of myself for having made a new LiveJournal layout and managing to modify the S2 ‘Flexible Squares’ layout to fit my stuff in. It works! And it’s cute! Double fun!

I still need to complete the prototype for my newest handbag design. It’s velvet, and the nap keeps squishing down and the lining is going off to the middle. But I found my ‘walking foot’ for the sewing machine and am about to try it out. I really hope I can get it working so I can sell these things. :}

I also still need to do more research on political candidates. I’m not into politics anyway – I think all politicians have some degree of Asshole in them – but, unfortunately, they do run the place, so I’ve got to deal with them. My ballot awaits…