gumball machine costume

gumball machine costume


This was my costume this year! I made it on the night of the 29th so I could wear it to the Autodesk Halloween party the next day. 😀

It’s pretty easy – especially if you don’t sew your own skirt. I don’t know what compelled me to do so, but it worked out in the end!

∆∆∆ to see the whole tutorial, click here!! ∆∆∆

where the wild things are hat + pattern

where the wild things are hat

This is a really old project, but one of my most well received! When I originally posted it on Instructables in 2009 I was making it to wear to the Where the Wild Things Are movie opening night. Since then, loads of people have made it and shared photos – it’s definitely well tested!

where the wild things are hat

Look at all those awesome folks! And that’s just a few of the ones that have shared photos. I hope I’ll see more of them after this Halloween! 😀

∆∆∆ To see the whole tutorial and download a FREE Where the Wild Things Are hat pattern, head over to the instructable. ∆∆∆

new sewing machineeeee

janome hd 1000 sewing machine

Just got it yesterday! My Brother (seen looking very sad on the right) only lasted me a couple of years. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a computerized sewing machine again – there are just too many things you can’t control! And I can’t say I ever used more than 2-3 of all those fancy stitches with any regularity. 😛

I’ve been sewing for almost 20 years, so if I haven’t used anything but straight, zigzag, stretch and overlocking stitches I probably won’t start now. I decided to go shopping for a metal body machine with no frills. Let’s be reasonable here!

I’m really excited about the Janome – I got the HD 1000. 😀 I watched a video of someone sewing through a yardstick with it. FOR REAL.

It was at that point that I became infatuated, because the Brother couldn’t even sew a french seam in canvas.

I haven’t got to use it much yet because of instructables work and etsy work, but I can’t wait 😀