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Making appointments with myself

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I do find that I am easily distracted.  I have made a commitment to myself to keep this blog mildly current, as in not let it be two weeks between posts.  I am trying this week to make appointments with myself and keeping them like I do in my career with business colleges.  So far I have been 90% faithful to the appointment times.  Other things have needed attention and I am shuffling my time but still devoting some time to each appointment.  It has only been 4 days but I am declaring it to be something I can be proud of today.  The blue jean purse is coming along just fine.  I am hoping to finish it this weekend.  That means I will have to queue up the next project.

Does anyone else have this issue of just taking time to do the things that you really enjoy?  It is 12 or 13 weeks until my I am in the middle of different Christmas gatherings.  I am trying to pace myself on these projects so I will not be pushed.  I do not like to turn the pleasure of making a gift for someone into a chore because I did not manage my time well or I over promised.  I am really trying to not do that this time.

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Ruffled Skirts for Little Girls

September 11, 2010 2 comments

I have finished these 4 skirts for two little girls in my life. I got this wonderful pattern from You Can Make This website. I just love this site for patterns and ideas of things to make.

This pattern is called Ooh La La Ruffled Skirt. It is a PDF download with multiple sizes. I looked up the amount of material to buy and thought I would make one child a skirt with the pink as the main color with black material as the ruffles. The other girl would get the blue main color with the brown material as the ruffles. I was going to make the ruffles with no hem (wider piece folded in half.) The thought of hemming that many ruffles made me lean to the “no hem” version. After I got home I realized that having that much fabric would be too heavy for a summer dress. Then I thought….hey what about making the ruffles out of tulle. So back to the fabric store and buying tulle for the ruffles. I am very pleased with how they turned out and think I will make future dresses in this fashion or with a very thin material for the ruffle….until I can convenience myself to buy a Serger for those hems with single layer ruffles. Well now off the to the post office next week to send them to some eagerly awaiting girls.