Added another listing for a couple of those scarves, and then made up one of these for the first time in a really long time.
So many scarves. And it really sucks that I only have Photoshop on my 13 year old desktop that doesn’t really work so well. But I suppose I did a less than terrible job editing the photos?
None of the rest have finished listings, but I’ll show them to you anyway. Click the thumbnail for a larger image.
I really need a day by myself at home so I can do these fucking photos of the scarves, lol.
Got a little bit of work done on a scarf on my lunch break today, but other than that I’m still trying to rest my freaking hands. It’s difficult.
Last night I was whining to my boyfriend about how I’ll never be able to stop having a day job because I can’t work on my business because of my day job. And this is one of those things that’s been going on for years, except now the problem isn’t that my at-home hours are mostly taken up by a child (he’s 16 and has a girlfriend that is much more fun than I am) it’s that my at-home hours are taken up by pain. I actually used to get more done when my son was little because I could work through exhaustion after he went to bed. I can’t work through this kind of nerve entrapment, arthritis, bursitis, etc. crap without crippling myself to the point where I can’t make anything for days or weeks. I can’t work to the point where all the above issues start seriously impacting my ability to perform at my day job because I need it to feed that 16 year old since I can’t make money on my business.
All the vicious. All the circle.
So I got this great fabric that’s not just tulle, it has metallic thread woven all through in an almost random pattern to produce a cool almost cobweb type of effect. It’s softer than the plain netting and has a lot of sparkle without shedding glitter everywhere so it’s basically the best thing in the world.
I used quilting supplies including my mat, ruler, and rotary cutter to make nice even strips and tied them onto a piece of elastic measured to fit my waist.
To be fair, this was in no way the most elaborate tutu made at the party on Sunday, but it was much coveted because it’s awesome.
Also, there were two people with glitter tulle and it’s my understanding that even after mopping the tile in the room we’d been working in it was still a ridiculous amount of glitter everywhere. So this was pretty much worth the extra expense. I mean… $25 in materials? That’s ridiculous when you can buy a tutu for cheaper. Especially for me, as my bf works at Party City and can get me discounts. (Weird that this will be our 3rd Halloween together and I still don’t have any slutty costumes. I mean, really?)
According to the timestamps on my texts and the receipt I was in the fabric store from 3:02 – 3:38 pm. (Including the time it took at the cutting and checkout counters.)
I spent (including tax) $88.34.
This means that I shop at a rate of $147.24/hr.
But there was yarn on sale! And I’m going to a tutu making party tomorrow so I had to get tulle!
So much tulle… I’ll have to post photos of the tutus. And I still need to get photos of the scarves, I know.
I promise I have a pretty good reason. For the last few weeks I was taking a workshop and that (plus my data entry job) has been killing my hands and wrists.
The sewing machine is fixed, though! Got that done. And I’ll be at a tutu making party on Sunday (because the 22nd is a 2-2 day so we’re going to wear them at our “running group” on Monday night.)
Oh yeah, the workshop!
I’ve been trying to make stuff all day but it’s not turning out right. This is why I usually stick to the same hats all the time.
But I took my sewing machine to the shop yesterday and hopefully they’ll have it ready for me in the next couple days. Then I can do something besides fail at crochet.