I'm very happy with the progress I'm making because I've been in a bit of a funk and there's something about being creative that just pulls you out of it and puts you in a happy humming-about-the-house place. I'm having fun mixing fabrics together too (more Poppy coming on Tuesday!). Next up is the instruction writing which is fun but does make my brain hurt a little.
This weekend I'm going to try to find time to sew Carla Crim's new pattern for the Tommy Boxers. I bought the pattern the second I saw she had it ready to go! I love wearing Joey's boxers in the summer and now I can have non-plaid boxers just for me. I might even follow her instructions for sewing a word on the back (her sample boxers has "Sis Boom" on the back and darn they're cute).
Which gives me an idea for this weeks give-away (yeah, it's supposed to be on Friday but I don't think anyone will complain). The goody is the extra bits and pieces from my two recent sample dresses and it weighs more than two yards (yes,that's how my fabric math works...weight = yards). It's odd shapes but definitely great for smaller projects. Just leave a comment with a great phrase for the back of my new boxers. The one that makes me laugh the hardest will be the winner. If your idea consists of a whole paragraph you will risk disqualification (unless, of course, you're recommending teeny tiny fonts).
Be sure to run over to Beki's (Artsy Crafty Babe) blog and make plans to join her summer sew along. It looks like a lot of fun. Between that and my skirt sew along (coming right up) you could have a great new outfit in no time! And I've posted links to some great projects using Bari J's new Art Journal project on her page in my store.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Our flag holder was removed when we had gutters installed a couple of years ago so I'm going to see if I can add that project to Joey's honey-do list today! Don't forget to take some time to remember all the men and women who have given their lives in service to our beautiful country.