Sunday, May 18, 2008

Making stuff...gettin' stuff

Okay, so on the making stuff front, I have something for Kishcrafts, something for sewknitter, knit a Sheldon for my daughter and a commission that is pure evil. Evil I tell you! I can't really say what the stuff for kish and sewknitter is, because well, it's for a swap and that would spoil it. I love surprises. So that must remain a mystery for now. My daughter has lost Sheldon in her room so I can't even put that pic up. I've got to start remembering to take pics though. I've made some stuff I was kinda proud of and forgot to take pics.

The evil commission is in the form of a civil war military jacket. It is truly evil. I've always done well when it comes to sewing clothing. I can make clothes w/o patterns, adjust and alter all that stuff. Not like a pro, but I'm efficient enough. The jacket I'm making has a very strange pattern, and I've had to alter it due to the height of the person I'm making it for. No big, except that it hates me and tries to make me miserable. Seam allowances change w/o warning, the sleeves are too wide at the shoulder, I've had to redraft from a smock (long coat) to an enlisted man's coat. which is in itself interesting. I have never had so much trouble with a piece of clothing. I've sewn satin baby dresses (for dedications) and have never had the troubles I have with this jacket. Well anyway, I've ranted lately, and I've not worked on it today so I'm not nearly as upset as I was earlier this week. I've actually had conversations with the jacket, informing it of how much I loathe it. I clearly need to get out more. LOL I hope to take pictures of this foe once I've vanquished it!

Now for the gettin' stuff. I have recently really become enamored with all things Asian. I love the Japanese stuff especially. A friend of mine is from the Philippines which is totally cool, because I love her and she shares all kinds of great information from her country. She also shares my excitement over things like anime' Asian inspired/themed things, and we're both kind of dorky and a little random. So it's never dull! Anyway, she's super sweet, and she went to an Asian market -that I didn't know existed!- with her family for a certain item. Well she brought me back a fabulous treat! Calpico! Look! Mine was the Hello Kitty w/the kimono.

It's a milk-based drink. It's powdered milk and lactic acid and flavors. It reminded me of an orange flavored otter-pop. I was so excited I actually jumped up and down...yep I really am that big of a dork! Anyway, it was blog worthy. I plan on doing something with the wrapper, or the container. I don't know what yet, but I will do something!

I guess that's it for now. I will try to include more crafty pictures.

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