I have never participated in Show Me Thursday at Sassy Cheryl's blog but I am going to show you my desk today. Now, those of you who chat at Sassy Cheryl's PCP group know that I have been making a little red velvet skirt for my 5 year-old Granddaughter and she chose the fabric.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT let a 5 year-old choose fabric because if the fabric is velvet you must be prepared to curse, cry and vacuum a lot. The only up side of this is that after Christmas, the little red bits are my daughter's problem but chances are good that I will hear about it.
Here is a photo of the little red bits under my task lamp (hence the yellow glow).
And here is a view with the skirt.
In order to try to minimize the mess, this skirt has two sets of seam binding on the hem and I have zigzagged all the edges I couldn't cover with seam binding. This is not my best job but my Granddaughter will love it and grow out of it in no time so I am not going to stress about that part.
Now all I have to do is get this into a box with the pink tights and the red and pink sweater I bought her in England when I was there in September. Oh yes and I have to hope that it fits because if it doesn't, I am not making another one in velvet.
Since she is asking Santa for Barbie dolls for Christmas, I have decided that my sewing machine is actually broken so that I don't have to make itty bitty Barbie clothes. I suspect that I would have to put a long straw in the scotch bottle if forced to sew those.
My next project is to make cookies but I won't be showing you those because they have to go right in the freezer so I am not tempted to eat them. Cookies are lovely morsels but they are 20 seconds in the mouth and 20 years on the hips :)