Tuesday, March 9, 2010

53 pieces...

Let me preface this post by saying that when it comes to sewing, I would rather get in there and start sewing and skip all the prep work. I hate to prep, to cut, to fuse, etc.
After my crafty excursion to the Franklin Mill store, I sat down and read through the directions for the "Sweet Harmony Handbag" pattern. Needless to say, it required a lot of prep work.

For projects like this, I wish that I had a spectacular craft room, equipped with a cutting surface. Maybe if I had a craft room, actually a studio like this, all my cares in the world would disappear.

source: jenny b. harris

Now I fear that I'm becoming distracted, dreaming of my future craft room. Maybe I should first aim for moving out of my parents' house, then worry about craft room bliss.

So anyway, I read through all the pattern directions, and started cutting. Two of this, four of that, cut on the fold, fold the pattern, cut 3 of interfacing, it just seemed to go on and on. By the time I was finished cutting, I had accumulated 53 pieces. This total includes my two main prints, interfacing, and fusible fleece.

While it doesn't appear to amount to much in this picture, it was a backbreaking endeavor. Next stop, fusing....

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