Yes, I’ve been neglecting my blog. I’ve been neglecting a lot of things but I’ve been having a great summer doing it!
Just got back from seeing Julie & Julia with my eldest daughter, who is here visiting. It gave me the idea of working my way through a sewing book. I have completely lost my sewing mojo and perhaps this would force me to DO something about it. What do you think? And which book?! If you have any suggestions, please make sure the book is well-edited and doesn’t have too many corrections for me to check up on. That is something that frustrates me to no end! So, um, help?
LittlestCatHead has been taking a screenprinting class on Sundays for a few weeks. She’s thoroughly enjoying it. Her print is of a cat. Of course. She printed two cats in different colors on some muslin. I added some fabric scraps and turned it into a pillowcase. She loves it!
Hope you all are enjoying a nice day with the daddies in your life. I made MrCatHead a lovely brunch but had a bit of trouble with our blender. Instead of mango lassis, we now have mango pudding because I ended up having to put all the ingredients in the food processor when the blender started smoking!
Tonight, I have another yummy meal planned for him. That man loves food! It’s the easiest way to make him happy. I’d already made the ricotta pudding (which actually is more of a cheesecake) for dessert but he valiantly offered to have mango pudding as well. What a guy.
We just got back from the craft fair. We left a bit early because it was getting windy and things were flying off the table. Also, LittlestCatHead had been there with us since 8:30 and I think she was at the end of her tolerance. She did well, though, I must say. The sun was blistering for about an hour and a half so she got underneath the table and read a book. I’m very happy with how we all did, moneywise. We didn’t quite reach our goal but we did so well for our first craft fair.
If you are visiting this site for the first time because you took my business card today, let me welcome you and thank you for your interest in Cat Head Creations. I will be spending my evening uploading pics of what I had for sale today and also posting new items on my etsy site. Hope you find something you like!
I’ve been neglecting my blog for quite some time. We flew off to San Francisco to see one of my step-sons graduate and to meet up with family we haven’t seen for over a decade. LittlestCatHead got to meet her step-grandmother and another of her dad’s brothers for the very first time.
Also, I’ve been feeling like my sewing is quite amateurish. I feel I’m not progressing fast enough, learning enough new techniques. I’m not taking risks. I’ve been focusing on getting ready for my first craft fair and I’m not satisfied at all with what I’ve made. I feel like I’m right on the edge of something. Ever feel that way in your sewing or crafting journey? I’ve got to move forward or try something different.
I don’t usually make things for myself. But this fabric seemed perfect for my wardrobe. It has brown and grey and blue, which are colors I wear often. Then I met someone at HipStitch who had a cute little bag and when I asked her where she got the pattern, she told me it was The Buttercup Bag.
I made a few changes cuz after feeling how the interfacing felt against the lining, I decided to skip the magnetic snap. It felt too heavy for such a cute little bag. I might make this again with a zipper closure…
Pattern: Made by Rae’s Buttercup Bag
Fabric: Amy Butler’s Lotus Faded China in Olive/Geisha Fans for exterior and pocket, Lotus Faded China in Linen/ Full Moon Polka Dot for interior
Music to sew by: Vitas’ Blessed Guru, over and over because I like it that much
Again, my second pic is huge. I really feel stupid because I can’t fix it. Also, the pic is dark…I’ll have to take another one tomorrow but I wanted to get this post up now. I love this bag!!!
I’m calling this the Ie Bag. “Ie” is one Japanese word for “house.” There are others but this one seems to fit best here. It’s much smaller than the Kali bag, at only 6 1/2 x 8 in. I used coarse Japanese linen and a random Japanese cotton fabric from Kokka.
And again, I hate WordPress. WHY is it making every second pic on here BIGGER?!?!