Oh ya, took my lunch to work today. Woke up late and still took the train. Didn't buy dinner (but did buy bubble tea on my walk home). Got some sewing done tonight. Make it in May is off to a good start.
Tonight I made this little pouch based on Malka's formula in Stitch Magazine (and book). I like her's so much more.
Apparently I need to start wearing my glasses because I was sure that the thread I used was orange! Seriously. I looked at it under light. It's not orange. What was I on when I bought it?
It's my first time using variegated thread and I like it but I think it belongs on solids, not prints. But then I also think that dark linen belongs on darker fabrics too. It's all about getting outside the comfort zone.
So, in the name of experimentation and little successes, this week's Make it in May give away is a copy of Stitch Magazine from April 2010 and a few strips of fabric so that you can play around with a scrap-busting pouch of your own (if you want).
I know the magazine is old but it was a really good issue. It has Ayumi's super cute plastic bag dispenser and apple coasters (still need to make those) and Kevin Kosbab's awesome Hello My Name is placemats (also on the to-do list). And, I accidentally bought two because I have short term memory problems. I'm even going to give you the copy that I didn't drop in the pool!
So, if you don't have it yet leave a comment and tell me what month of the year (if any), inspires change in you. You have until Friday May 6 at 5pm to leave a comment - and I bet your odds of winning are really good! Really really good! Please make sure that I have a way to contact you.
Thanks for reading.