Wednesday, August 22, 2012
WOW A sweat shop for story bags!
Occasionally I am asked to sew something for a group that works with young kids. This project is about 'story bags'.
They seem like awful big stories! I was thinking shoe bag but these are quite a bit bigger. Mine is not to reason why but to ...
I did the math, had my Rooster check the figures, made my corrections and headed off to the fabric place in the city. Argghhh! I never thought about wider yardage. :(
Math defeats me. Every time.
So sticking with appropriate widths, I picked the biggest bolt. And - 18 inches too little, one bag short. I explained the project to the gal and I was greatly encouraged that her math is as bad as mine. :)
We laid the prototype down and did a physical measurement. She is sure it'll work. I'm not but I took it because I couldn't face all those fabric choices again. The worse case scenario means another trip to the city for a close match for the remainder.
Did I mention that this is a summer project and I may run out of summer before I run out of material!
I am enjoying my journal book for trying different things. I wanted to compare white lines and black lines. I definitely need practice with both so I shall experiment some more.
Jenn comes today for Creativity 101. I can't wait to show her the progress I am making on the workroom in the barn. The work is harder than I thought. I have been sweating. No bandages but I do have some significant bruising on my poor pinched hand and my shin! A few more of the Rooster's supplies to remove from my side and I'll be ready for the scrub down. His side looks great! I'm getting kinda excited although I can see my space shrinking as I start to get an idea of what I want where! Darn, the barn is big enough, so I just need to get my greed under control. LOL
Before I get Jenn to help with the story bags I'll razzle dazzle her with this very cut punch I got. My first punch. I hope these aren't addictive!
The weather is very temperate so working is quite pleasant. Hopefully the only sweating will be if the math doesn't work out!