Saturday, April 25

skirty-loo

When it comes to projects I have the attention span of a three year old. I have no problem coming up with things I want to make, but when it comes time to actually make them, I lose interest incredibly quickly. On my sewing desk right now I have: material for three bags cut out and ready to be sewn, patterns for two skirts that I want to make for myself, a pieced quilt that I've partially quilted together, pieces to a table runner that I'm making for my quilting "class", and the pattern and pieces cut out to a tent and sleeping bag for Alexis' barbies.

The problem is that I tend to overwhelm myself. I start to think something is going to be too much work, or too hard so I start in on something else. Or I think something else needs to be done before other things do, so I start but never finish projects. It's annoying. Because then, when I have this many things pile up I really become overwhelmed and just can't start on any of them. That's how I get with the kitchen too. When it's really dirty I just freeze and leave it for days until Jeremy gets so sick of it that he works on it. THEN I can help because someone else made the first move. I'm weird like that, and I'm sure Jeremy LOVES that particular quirk of mine.

So, with all these projects piling up, I of course decided to start a new one. I bought fabric to make Alexis three skirts, and I've actually made two of them. I'd say that counts as finished because in all honesty I probably won't get around to making the third.

These were quick and easy to make, which is why I had a chance at finishing them. If you want to give it I a try I found the instructions here. Oh, and I added muslin to the top portion to line it and make it a little less see through.

Remember how Alexis likes to model? She came up with these poses on her own, and she actually had some really good ones.

p.s. Jeremy made me something AWHILE ago that I'm really excited about, but it isn't done yet because he left part of it up to me to do. I had to sand part of it, a small part really, and I just didn't want to. But I finally did it today, and then I painted it (and the inside of my throat I'm pretty sure). When it's all dry and performing it's function I'll show you what it is, but here's a hint:

9 comments:

Reynolds Family said...

Oooo, I think I know what that is.

By the way, I LOVE Alexis' skirts! Will you please teach me how to make them for Katelee!

The Shill Spill said...

Wow! Alexis' skirts look AWESOME! You are soooooooooo talented Lis!
For the life of me I cannot think of what that thing is. (That Jeremy made you....or as Jake says...Germy.") Is it some sort of quilting thing?

Talea Sedgwick said...

Plinko?

Anonymous said...

how is it that my pants that need hemming didn't even make the list of projects when they've been there much longer than all of the OTHER stuff???

and my guess is that it's a back scratcher...

Jessica M said...

Oooo I think those are so cute! And what a cute model!

shellybellybee said...

She is SUCH a model. Love the skirts, and the model. K, what is that thing?

Giselle said...

Those skirts are so cute! I want to make some. Maybe I should learn how to sew sometime soon. :)

Tricia and Aaron said...

is that a spool holder thingy???

Shelise said...

Cute skirts. Oh and I promise I didn't read anyone elses comments. I think it is to hold all those spools of thread?????