Monday, March 31, 2008

Tabi socks and fabric grocery bags

I don't know what my fascination with tabi socks is all about, but I do like 'em and have bought another three pair on eBay. Invariably I give one pair away in some sort of sock swap within days of actually getting them in the mail. Now who could resist Sumo wrestlers on their tootsies? I ask you. I love these stretch jersey ones more than the knit ones. I actually had an identical pair to these but lost the right sock. I kept meaning to take the left sock apart and make a new pair out of some lovely jersey scraps, but haven't done it yet, so I bought another pair. I'll keep the original as a pattern.

The third pair celebrate the cherry blossoms blooming right now in Washington State. I'll probably give them away.

At the LA PR Weekend, Deepika showed me a cloth grocery bag with a pocket sewn in one side that someone had just given her. I found a like pattern at Craftster:
TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag)

I've started making the prototypes for the dolls we're going to make at my birthday party next weekend. I've made some tiny alterations to Arley Berryhill's Art Deco Tassel doll; the turban was too long and pointy so I rounded it off. Also the little bras for the dolls will be bandeaux and the side drapes need to be an inch longer, too. Pictures to follow.

1 comment:

Lisa Laree said...

Ok, I'm going to have to try that fabric shopping bag someday...they'd make great stocking stuffer Christmas presents! Thanks for the link!

And, just so you know, you've been given the 'Excellent Blog' award... :)