Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Sewing and a Rambling Rant

Tinkerbell almost defeated me, but with a little help from a friend, I've almost got her concured. The organza-on-the-bias hem was just about too much, so fortunately I got some help. I guess there is a reason that this blog is called "Quilting Barbie" and not "Sewing Barbie."

Tinkerbell Costume  - almost done!

And of course, this little costume would have been one-heck-of-a-bunch cheaper at Costco. But at least I can say it is Mama Made.

Now on to the spider....

And, if you're saying to yourself, "yes, if this blog is called Quilting Barbie, why the hell doesn't she quilt anymore?" you'd be asking the same question I've been asking for the last month. The truth is that we have our house on the market again. Hubby got a great job transfer to a town about an hour and a half south of here. He loves his job, I hate having to get the house ready for showings. Most of my sewing stuff is in the crawlspace, and the rest in jammed into a wardrobe in the sewing room. The lights are put away because they don't look pretty. The real estate agent says, "less is more." He clearly doesn't understand my fabric addiction.

I'm dreaming of quilting projects....Sometimes when I can't sleep I think about what I'm going to make next. Nevermind all the UFO's jammed into the damn crawlspace. Oops, I just said damn...is that okay? Sometimes I talk like the logger truck driver's daughter that I am. My mother would be disgusted. She is not a logging truck driver's daughter. But she married one....

I promise I will quilt again. And have photos to show. And I might even join a swap agian too (especially if the nice folks at the Pretty Little Pouch Swap would let me join their group...but I'm still waiting...)

If you are still reading this rant, thank you. I appreciate it. Are you sewig Halloween costumes?

8 comments:

Alisa said...

No, I don't sew halloween costumes. We just moved in June and it is a ton of work. Wishing you the best.

BTW Where do you live? I'm also a Canadian, from Chilliwack, BC. I'm just curious, that's all. :-)

Jilly said...

I'm sewing jedi robes this year - I haven't started yet because I'm counting on them being pretty easy.

I hate it when life takes over our hobbies, eh? You will totally get back into it when you are all moved and settled.

Jackie said...

With a house on the market, any sewing time is a gift. No Halloween sewing for me, my boys are grown men. Congrats on your husbands new opportunity!

felicity said...

I've spent the last week making a penguin costume. Damn (and I mean that) fun fur. But it looks awesome and is Mama Made, just like that wonderful Tinkerbell costume. Sure, you could've bought it at Costco but it would've been icky and thin and NOT as awesome as your wonderful creation!

Susan said...

Good luck withe the move, i hope you find time to quilt soon! :)

Anita said...

I made the same costume for my daughter last year. This year we went to Costco...

Poppyprint said...

Hey, Vancouver is not an hour and half south of where you live now! Damn!

~Michelle~ said...

You're gonna have the cutest Tink! And that costume definitely looks better than the cheapo crap you by in the store!