|Look, Walnut, it's your uncle Gummy!|
|Walnut's stranger danger alarm goes off, while Gummy wonders what's wrong with his nephew.|
Oh, and all this while trying to get my classroom prepped for a new school year! It's been a bit of a headache since I'm moving into a new lab space, which means cleaning out the old chemical storage room and sorting through boxes and boxes of lab supplies. I've been on my feet for eight hours a day, washing glassware and toting books to my new office, which means that I'm too tired to sew after the hour-long commute back into the city. I can't wait until we actually move to our new apartment and I can save over an hour a day for sewing...much better use of time than sitting in traffic, don't you think?
|This was how the previous chem teacher labeled everything from sodium hydroxide to talc. Not the abbreviation I would've chosen, but pretty amusing nonetheless.|
In between the busyness of a new school year and a new home, I did have time to briefly check out Stone Mountain and Daughter...while it's no replacement for the LA Fabric District, I have to say, it's pretty dang awesome. In the hour I spent poking around, I already imagined oh, thirty new projects. Good thing I've got my stashbusting pledge to hold me back. I'm also looking forward to checking out Lacis and possibly taking some lace-making classes. I do love the Bay Area for its many artisan craft-learning opportunities!
Anyway, enough with my excuses -- it's time for you to show off the dresses you've made with stash fabric! I can't wait to see what kinds of fabulousness you've been up to!
As for August stashbusting, if you haven't seen EmSewCrazy's blog post about the UFO/refashioning theme, go check it out now. And as always, if you don't have anything in the stash that fits, go ahead and sew something else from your stash; the goal is to use stash fabric in any way possible! For myself, I've got a half-started blazer made from stash fabric that's been stalled since before we went to Italy, so I should probably get on that...