Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I am in awe of your products. Mainly this one. The Kreg Jig.
I sincerely wish to own one. I have a burning desire to build some furniture, and the Kreg Jig looks incredibly helpful. And user friendly, I love user friendly. Please don't get me wrong, I would also love to have one of these bad boys:
The Kreg Jig Master system. Because it looks even awesomer(that's right), and come with more useful bits.
None of these are in the budget. This is not a sponsored post. This is in fact an early Christmas wishful post.
Please Kreg Tool Company do not sue me for posting about your product. I have linked back to your site whenever possible. If you would like a blogger to review your tools and host a giveaway I extremely excitedly volunteer.
Please someone I know buy me one of these, or loan me yours. And a drill. And a hardware store giftcard for some lumber and paint shopping.
Thank you, that is all.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
|Inside back...Look I used french seams!|
|What the armpit should look like.|
|Oooh pretty pit and hand stitched lining.|
|Eewww, look at that thready armpit!|
Things are getting made around here. And blogged. I feel so accomplished when I get a post done.
What have you accomplished lately?
It is a supply site full of excellent prices on everything but fabric! I recently made my first purchase from WAWAK, and they shipped everything so quickly. Everything was exactly as I ordered.
I picked up some Guterman thread, 1,094 yards for $1.86 each. I'm a convert. Guterman all the way now. I like this thread better than Coats and Clark. And for $1.86? Way cheaper than the big chain store.
I needed some sewing machine needles, so I got a couple 10 packs of Organ needles for $1.75 each. You know needles at the big chain store are only 4 packs, usually for $3.99 a pack. WAWAK's prices are amazing.
|Best place to buy needles and thread!|
Friday, September 21, 2012
I hopped in the car. I went. Google told me it would take 52 minutes. It took an hour and 15. Not bad, but any traffic sucks. Draw a mess of squiggly lines on a paper, and you have the Los Angeles freeway set up. Or watch SNL's the Californians to find out how many people approach this mess of options.
So, My plan? ehh, I mostly followed it. Completely forgot to find the FIDM store. I'm slightly bummed, but not for long cause I found some cute fabrics!
The first place I went was the Loft, across from the Michael Levine store. So so so worth it. All the fabrics were $2.50 per pound, and they have a 1 pound minimum. They also have cones of thread, some as big as my head(not joking) for $1. They will cut fabrics to length for you. Here is what I got!
I went in the Michael Levine Store, was too expensive for me, but wonderful selection. And then I wandered.
All in all, we spent less than 4 hours away from home. Figure half that for driving and half shopping/ walking. I should have remembered to look for FIDM store, or better yet written directions from parking or the loft. I am so pleased with my purchases. I think I will try to come here more often, and check for sales at the loft. Sometimes they will pay the sales tax or lower the price per pound.
Bring Cash! Unless you want to pay $3 to use the ATM. Plan to walk around. I do not recommend strollers unless you have someone to stay with your kid outside the store. I carried my girl in our Ergo carrier, and we were squeezing thru the fabric aisles in most stores.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Here's the plan for Friday's solo trip.
Drink Tea. Eat breakfast (as opposed to only drinking the tea, and munching on something later). Dress down(word is you get lower prices if you don't look rich, which I so am not) and wear walking shoes.
Bring the cash I have been hoarding for this purpose, and hit the road. Park at "305 East 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA" which seems to be thought of as the cheapest parking structure around, and which Google maps say is a mere 51 minutes from my house(in current traffic).
Tying the baby on my back(not a stroller friendly area), I will hit up the Loft(check out this link... Fabric is sold by the pound!!!) then put whatever I may have purchased in my car and peruse all the other shops.
I will hopefully find my way to the Everything is $1 store, and the FIDM store. I am looking for knits, and stuff to make clothes for the kiddo. I am also looking for the inspiration to never go to JoAnn's ever again...I already found a way better source for needles and thread.
I will not buy a hotdog from a street vender. I don't like hotdogs, and my money is for fabric. Also, if I have any left, I am looking at a serger listed on Craigslist Saturday. I highly doubt there will be enough left to make an offer that will not be insulting.
Wish me luck! Pictures coming tomorrow!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
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And this? Its five yards going in the shop. Visit DeathByDenim's ArtFire Shop
Due to being sick(and therefore leaving early) I actually have no pictures. I think that's a first for me. I got to look at the Golden Gate Bridge, but it was closed for its 75th anniversary.
I'm still kind of amazed that I took no pictures.....
Monday, May 21, 2012
I'm early, I know, but I am excited for this coming weekend. My wonderful husband, baby girl, and I are going up to San Francisco for the weekend. We are going to be checking out an ministry apprenticeship opportunity, and I'm very much excited about it. Plus, it's my first time to San Francisco, and if we have free time I want to go see some giant red woods. Hoping I am not showing how clue less I am, and that there are some very near by? Road trip!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Visit DeathByDenim's ArtFire Shop