My little sweatshop

June 28, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
posted by kris
Filed under: sewing

Baby Dress Tunic
Can’t get enough of little girls dresses!
Baby Dress Tunic
Itty Bitty Baby DressesSock monkey dresses!
My boys and their new aprons
Everyone has an apron now
Bringing the sewing machine back out!New pajama pants

So I have been sewing like mad and my living room has turned into a mini sweatshop! Unfortunately, the only sweat involved is mine. :) I have really been enjoying re-learning how to sew and am just amazed at the information that is on the internet nowadays. I have learned so much in the past few days than in all the days I have been sewing! I am doing things I have never done before like creating custom bias tape and it has been so much fun! And I just love little girl dresses, too bad I have only boys. So all of my friends out there with girl babies, don’t be surprised if I push some of my obviously home made dresses on you!!

Both dresses are from free patterns – The sock monkey dress is the Itty Bitty Baby Dress in the 1-3 month size, and the other ones are the Baby Dress Tunic in the 9-12 month size (warning, I had a bitch of a time printing out the pattern because it doesn’t automatically split print the file).

I also managed to make some stuff for my boys. Everyone wanted an apron after I bought one on Etsy and the boys love to put it on a help me in the kitchen when I’m cooking dinner. They actually fight over who is going to cook and set the table. :) I also made some pajama pants that would’ve been the easiest things in the world if I didn’t make the hole in the pants for boy parts. But I thought I should try something new. It totally wasn’t worth the effort, since they will never use it.

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Any people out there who sew?

June 24, 2010 @ 10:03 am
posted by kris
Filed under: sewing

So I brought the sewing machine out to make some gifts for people and have gotten the sewing bug! I went through some of my old craft stuff and I have a question: what do you do with fabric that you KNOW you aren’t going to use because it is ugly as hell and you wondered why you even spent money on it years ago? I feel bad just throwing it in the trash and I would feel bad “gifting” it to someone.

Also, for those of you in Germany, where do you get your sewing supplies (like interfacing, elastic, ribbon, etc)? And what is interfacing auf deutsch?

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For those of you on Facebook

June 18, 2010 @ 2:47 pm
posted by kris
Filed under: misc

you can follow what I’m spinning on my Bockstark Handspun Facebook page. I’ve been so lame about updating this page, and FB is just so much easier… What can I say, I’m lazy! ;)

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What does bockstark mean (pronounced bok-shtark)? My crazy German friend, Matthias, made that word up to mean "really cool" and says that it is catching on in Garmisch. So I am helping him popularize the word! I thought if I ever opened a yarn store, I would call it "Bockstark Yarns". This blog is all about my projects, yarns and crazy ideas related to knitting and other crafts. Contact me at bockstark.knits(at)gmail(dot)com.