I don’t mean to seem biased, or, Stick a pin in me, I’m done!June 6, 2006 at 12:42 am | Posted in Sewing/Crafts | 4 Comments
Ever get that sinking feeling in the middle of a project that, gee, I might have bitten off a little more than I could chew? I am so at that point right now. I'd probably have abandoned ship by now if a) I didn't need a gift for a party this weekend, b) I didn't have so much TIME sunk into this, and c) it weren't turning out so darn CUTE. It really is. Sigh.
I fussed a little over making bias binding for an apron in my first post, but I had no idea what I was in for as I got deeper (that's a good word for it!) into the project.
My inspiration for this apron was the darling green one on three peas. Rebecca writes of how pleased she is with her apron. It's because she's probably smart enough to have bought ready-made bias . And she has a bias binding foot that automatically folds the bias around the edge of her project and holds it in place as she sews. Gah. I have probably tripled the length of time it takes, start to finish, by making bias myself and then having to fold over and pin and unpin every half inch or so. That thing pictured above that looks like a fabric crown roast is half the apron with about 50 pins in it to bind one section. There are seven sections.
I'd bought two copies of the pattern so that I could make one in a larger size for myself, but I'll definitely not attempt that until I've purchased a binding foot for my sewing machine. Oh, and I just realized that I need more than the seven yards of bias that I made. The pattern called for 6 and 3/4 yards. I'm off to find something against which to bang my large head.
Each time my husband and I travel to Indiana to visit his family, we say hi to Jim…or rather, Jim's billboard. Here's how we think the odd hairdo came to be.
Jim (rubbing hands together in anticipation): I can't wait to see the custom painting you did for my marketing materials! It will help me sell a lot of insurance policies!
Artist: Here it is! I think you'll be…pleased…with…Is something wrong?
Jim: I don't mean to be critical, but I have way more hair than that.
Artist (offended): I beg your pardon, but you have exactly as much hair as that.
Jim (brusquely): Just FIX it.
And thus it came to pass that Jim got a clam on his head. Hard to tell from the photo, but in person, the color of it doesn't even match the rest of his hair!