Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Projects and Stuff

I've finally got a picture of a six-gore skirt I made awhile ago that I wanted to put up a picture of. The fabric was in my stash so long (eek!) that I forget exactly what it's made of, but it has a nice linen-y texture to it. It looks similar to some fabric Kate posted a while back.

I made it using Stretch-and-Sew 481. I hadn't used the pattern before, despite it's easy-to-makeness, but it made up into a great skirt.

I want to make another skirt in white using some fabric I just bought in Amish country, but who knows when I'll get to it. I'll be busy with projects for a while.

For example, I bought this camo knit fabric in pink and browns for the Scientist, who had expressed a wish for a shirt in such fabric. I got it at Zinck's in Berlin, which, despite what the link says, is now located in one giant outlet store. Mr. EG took a few pics for me, but I need to get them on my computer. Let me just say that it's a giant warehouse of a place, with row upon row of all kinds of fabric.

Lastly, I did not make these potholders, but I bought them in Amish country because I liked them so much. My kitchen is decorated (a little) with pansies, and I hadn't any Christmas kitchen linens before I bought these two potholders.

I'm frustrated, because Photobucket crashes my browser every time I try to upload video of Wildchild's dance recital, and when I tried to email *one* video to a friend, the software told me it was too big. I don't quite understand, since it's only one minute long. Maybe there's something I can do, but in the meantime let me just say it went well and Wildchild had a great time.


Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

If you have Windows XP Professional or maybe even Vista, you can use Windows Video Maker to drop the frame rate to 15fps and drop the screen size to 320x200 or so. That'll shrink your file size.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Mr. EG (my tech support) insists upon my using Ubuntu, although he has to use Windows for work. Maybe I'll hit him up for a little assistance.

kate5kiwis said...

i love your term easy-to-makeness barb, lol.
i am desperate for some pink camo pants. i have grey ones and green ones (both are too big this year actually) and i think that pink would be rather angelina jolie lol X

Anonymous said...


Is this the pattern in your Avatar picture?

Alex's Grandma