Monday, June 02, 2008

New blog, a contest, and another sewing project

Perhaps I'm feeling overly ambitious, or perhaps I just feel guilty putting so much sewing stuff on a blog I feel is meant to be more about all things motherhood but I've decided I want to start another blog for my sewing projects.

Sew I'm having a contest (har har to my lame totally overused sewing pun). I need a name for my new blog. Since I consider it a spin off from this blog, I think it should be related - ideally with the word "gliding" in it. If I pick your suggestion, I will send you your choice of coffee cup holder. I will also do a draw for a coffee cup holder from everyone who makes a suggestion, and you get an extra entry if someone says you referred them to enter. Contest closes June 6.


And lastly, I tried another project last night. This tote seemed super easy and yet I don't think Ive dealt with less clear instructions before. The bag turned out pretty cute, but using an old pillow case made for a fairly flimsy tote. I think I'm going to use it to bring my lunch to work.

All you sewing pros out there - should I have sewn a "v" on the front? Because i unintentionally have two huge gaping "pockets" inside the bag now where the other sides of the diagonals weren't sewn down.

Do you guys like the bag? Should I try to make it again with a sturdier fabric?

18 comments:

Nuzzy said...

How do we enter the contest?
How about "Gliding Through the Backstitch".

erin said...

I like the tote, but not as much as other projects you have made. Are you making an etsy store? I wanna place where I can shop hand-crafted by Lara items.
Hmm... what to name your sewing blog?
I'll have to think about that one for a bit.

Some kind of Wondermom said...

Gliding Through Motherhood...One stitch at a time

Bob said...

My idea:

"One undread thread."

Bob said...

dang it: "one unread thread"

Lara said...

hehe. that second one makes a lot more sense than the first one Bob ;)

Great ideas guys - keep 'em coming!

Shona said...

Gliding through fabric?

Hard to have gliding in it.

Sew, What? is what first came to mind...

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

LOL at Shona - "Sew, What" was the first thing that came to my mind too. ;) i'm not a seamstress so i have no clever ideas, but i wanted to wish you good luck w/ your new blog. :)

erin (at) jewellerybyerin (dot) com said...

Lara, I went to this blog, and when I saw the retro apron, it made me think of you... http://georgiasakura.blogspot.com/

Lindsey said...

"As the needle glides"

A spin from "As the world turns"

But I don't know how much a needle on a sewing maching glides on the fabric...shrug.

I LOVE those tote bags you made Lara - you are OH so crafty - keep it up! =D

windycindy said...

Greetings, Erin sent me here! I am glad that she did. Your coffee cup holder is adorable! Your lunch tote is also. My suggestion for your sewing blog is "Sew Gliding by a
Thread!" ( Hanging on by a thread ).
Please enter me in your delightful drawing. I appreciate it. Good luck with both blogs.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

(slightly) less cynical said...
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(slightly) less cynical said...

Gliding through the eye of a needle is still mine... but if you choose that I'll forfeit my prize to someone else ;)

Also, "One undead thread" would be cool... the blog of a zombie surgeon...

Starr said...

Hey there! Erin sent me over :)

Let's see... a sewing mom blog title.

How about:

My Mom's A Sew & Sew!

hehe
Starr :D

Best of luck with your contest and blogging project!

Anonymous said...

Sew be it

And sew glides it

Some kind of Wondermom said...

Gliding seamlessly

Some kind of Wondermom said...

Gliding seamlessly between threads

Sew About My World said...

Gently gliding without a rippled seam