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!)
PS – TODAY IS ANNE MARIE’S BIRTHDAY!!! WOO HOO!! BIRTHDAY!!!
* Don’t even get me STARTED about Malan. So sad.