This large man western shirt has been sitting in my closet NO LESS than one year. I wanted to take it in, or something to that effect. Today, I made it happen. I was shocked that it only took me 1.5 hours. I cut down each side at an A line angle following a dress I got at Brooklyn Industries. I also followed the sleeves. I finished the sleeve (holes?) by harvesting some bias tape from a...
My client asked me if I would be interested in making a shrug for her. I compiled a list of patterns and we picked one out. After I began knitting according to the pattern, I realized that it had to be abandoned. Things were coming out too wide. The pattern was using too much yarn. So I improvised it to look like what we chose. It was really frustrating. Here is the piece-of-crap pattern that I...
Project: Cotton Napkins
I’ve been wanting to get rid of my fabric scraps and one way I thought I could make it happen is by making (patchy) cloth napkins. So, surprisingly, it took me several hours to make… one and almost two napkins. Sad. Well here’s the full deal. Up close. The two pictures above this text show the seam I came up with to have closed seams on both the right side...
Animals I have seen in the wild
Fox Armadillo Barracuda Black Bear Skunk Raccoon Cardinal Mole Eagle Buffalo Garter snake Skinks Lizards Possum Wild Turkey Mouse Bat Fireflies Salmon Crayfish Snapping turtle Painted turtle Loon Elk Of note: I never saw a Moose in Alaska.