She’s Crafty

You might not want to hear this but…

I’ve been cheating.


I told Adam about it and he’s actually being REALLY supportive!!!

I mean, why should a girl have to commit to just one craft?


(you totally weren’t buying that shit anyway…don’t act like I fooled you.)

For my 30th birthday (yes, really), my favoritest brother and sis-in-law gave me a SEWING MACHINE!!!!


I am in love.


It’s not that I don’t love knitting (I DO! I DO!), but I this sewing business is SO FUN!


me and my new toy.

Just look at me go!!!

I called up my sew-savvy friend Seema and asked her to show me how to use it.


We went on a fabric/pattern spree and then back to her place for a sewing marathon totally remnicent of Project Runway* (except that uh, 1, we didn’t finish and 2, there was no runway show. Also? Tim & Heidi weren’t there and neither one of us got eliminated. Apparently, it was nothing like PR at ALL. Especially since we didn’t actually design anything.)

We stayed up and worked unil 5am, peeps.


love? dedication? madness? who knows.

Regardless, here it is…my first FO!!!

MY SKIRT! It has a ZIPPER!!!!

In case you were wondering about the pretty thing hanging from my neck, here is a closer look at my other favorite birthday present:

He’s hot, he’s sweet AND he has taste in jewelery? Pinch me.

I have three other patterns and fabric and supplies to make 2 of them (hello? stash?). PLUS, I bought a reference book AND a cool book on how to tranform your old, big-ass t-shirts!! WAY COOL! It’s called Generation T and it will show you how to turn a t-shirt like this:


Into a sexilicious halter like this:



I HAVE been knitting AND I almost have an FO (secret beige knit is *this* close!)…I promise!!! This weekend though, I think I might have to spend some QT with my new baby :) (the mechanical one, not the man one, unfortch. AND NOT THAT KIND OF MECHANICAL! YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT!)


* Don’t even get me STARTED about Malan. So sad.

19 Responses to “She’s Crafty”

  1. Carrie Says:

    So much cuteness! The sewing machine! And that skirt. Damn, girl, that’s awesome! And the necklace. That Adam. He’s a keeper, fer sure.

  2. Rossana Says:

    Very nifty new skirt! I’m so impressed you made it! Which pattern did you use?

    Happy Bday! The celebration goes on all month, right?

    Purr-ty necklace. =)

  3. Norma Says:

    No way are you 30. That skirt is fantabulous, and the halter even more. My daughter would love to have me do that (what, no way is SHE going to do it). I gotta find that book!

  4. Erin Says:

    I love the new skirt! Great fabric! I think that Holly must have inspired us all because I just made a skirt, too :)

  5. sarah b. Says:

    The sewing bug sure is getting around! My mission this weekend is to clean up my craft room enough to get to my sewing machine again! I have a present to finish for next weekend! Your skirt is super cute. I think my next step in sewing will be to make something to actually wear. So far, I’ve only made a pair of workout pants and household stuff. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Jenna Says:

    You put a zipper into your FIRST sewing project?!?!? Whoa, that’s intense. It looks fab, I love the fabric! I’ve actually started thinking about dusting off my machine…we’ll see…

  7. Anne Marie Says:

    You are already SO great at SEWING! I can’t believe it. I am majorly impressed.
    And that necklace is GORGEOUS!

  8. Vicki Says:

    Such cute stuff! Your new skirt is just so fun. And that halter is just genious. Happy sewing!

  9. dani Says:

    That skirt is GORGEOUS – GO YOU! The necklace ain’t too shabby either. ;-)

  10. carolyn Says:

    what pattern did you use for that skirt? it turned out super cute and fun! and i do indeed love the necklace. :) you’re having a great summer!

  11. Betsy Says:

    As one of your readers I would like to say thank you for not showing your other mechanical items you may or may not have lying around!
    CUTE CUTE CUTE all around apply it to whatever you have!!!!!! Your world is wide open for sewing now you can do EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. maya Says:

    Recently I’ve been thinking that I need to break out my sewing machine and your post might be just the nudge I need to actually do it. IIIII want to make a skirt with a zipper toooo!

  13. Macoco Says:

    That skirt is fabulous – kudos to you for working on it until the wee hours.

  14. biglug Says:

    Get me that book on t-shirts stat! i have a sewing machine too and I don’t use it nearly enough. And Malan? TEAR! So sad.

  15. Silvia Says:

    Oh, you don’t even know what you started…

  16. Krista Says:

    It’s great to know how to make a halter top out of a baggy t-shirt only if you can pull that look off – luckily, you do it quite well. I, on the other hand…

    And, the skirt is really adorable. Yay for sewing (I, too, cheat from time to time – it’s great for almost-instant gratification projects)!

  17. Aimee Says:

    Ahh, the sewing/sleep-over marathon. The pics make me nostalgic…love the skirt, love the necklace and sooo curious about the t-shirt conversion book. You must bring it buy the shop. On today’s agenda? More sewing.

  18. ebony Says:

    i want to sew!

  19. Stacey Says:

    I was just about to bust out my sewing machine before I got sidetracked by Bloglines. It’s a sign. I’m not even going to read your more recent post.

    Actually, when I scrolled down, I saw bugs. Eww. So, that’s the REAL reason I’m not going to read it. Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it…