Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sewing Time! YAY!

Hello everyone!
My word, I spent some time this weekend sewing several projects.  I really should have been working on the buffet I hope to refinish into a kitchen island, but I couldn't help myself.  It seems like all I ever do is work, work, work, and I had a project that I promised to donate, so I went to town.  I still have several other things to finish, first a wee little trick or treat bag for Miss Hollyn, and some cute little zippered pouches.  I am donating a few, and trying to do some for stocking stuffers and gifts too (shhhhhh, don't tell!).  I need to have my donations done by Friday, so hopefully I will get a bit more sewing time one evening this week.  Not sure how I am going to squeeze it in, but I am going to try.  Anyway, here are the 4 bags I made this w/e ~

a closer peek, I totally LOVE this printed duck fabric and how these darling totes turned out ~

 Some of my favorite canvas/duck fabric that I have made several other totes out of.  This is a messenger style bag, with an internal pocket, and a zippered pocket in the flap  ~

bit more of a close up, these bags were a giant patootie pain to make, the pattern was super duper vague, I completely winged it on most of the design.  I also broke 3 sewing machine needles due to the thickness of the fabrics, and fusibles, yikes  ~

But they are finished so YAY!  I am going to donate one of the paisley totes and one of the save the planet messenger bags to a raffle that will be held at Notre Dame after the Biology Club there hosts a 5K walk on campus to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness in 2 weeks.  One of the organizers is an ambassador at Memorial, and she is just a great, kind, and caring person who helps out with a variety of other projects in addition to juggling her full class load and other responsibilities.  Her birthday is the day of the walk, so this is my way of helping out and saying happy birthday at the same time!  If you would like to participate (and maybe win one of these lovely bags or some other great item) mark October 28th on your calendar, and show up at Notre Dame and follow the signs.  Registration is from 12 - 1 pm, and the walk begins at 1:30.  There are guest speakers from 1 - 1:30 too.  Registration is $15.00, t shirts are $11.00, and you can purchase fun neon sunglasses for $2.00.  Each of these items earns you a ticket for the raffle.  I know there are other raffle items too, but I don't know what they are right now.  Stay tuned, I will try to find out for you.  :)  I plan to walk with those in my family who can attend, hopefully some of you are able to attend too.  Let's enjoy a beautiful day outside and help a worthwhile cause too!   

The Art Studio has some exciting stuff coming up very soon!  I can't wait to share it.  Hopefully I can in just a few days. 

Well, I need to gather my stuff together for the week.  I have a crazy chaotic week coming up, so I need to get ready for it. I wish you a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

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How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!