I've been looking for simple baby toys to make. I saw some cute play cubes on Pinterest and sewed up a few following a tutorial, but I never finished them. The last part was to stuff them and sew up the last seam, so today was the day. It's a great feeling to finish projects. Done!
One of my favorite little black dresses busted at the seams from the last time I wore it. This fix was going to be tricky because of the top stitch finish. I ended up keeping the top stitch and just going under it to mend the open seam. I'm particularly pleased with this project. I did all of the work on the inside and when I turned it right-side-out to check how it looked, I couldn't find the place that I just fixed! Perfection!
My dear husband HATES labels in his clothes. He rips tags; I follow with warnings that he's going to rip holes. When he tore out the label of his light blue sweater and heard the tell-tale sound of a massive hole, I responded with something that starts with "I told you" and ends with "so"; but, today I fixed it gladly. TAH-DAH!
Today I fixed and updated half of my past projects on the site. It takes forever to go through the documentation and select images that represent the work, but it's a bit like looking at pictures of old friends and good times from the past.
On another snowy cold morning, I trudge out into the elements. Layer upon layer, upon layer, I pile on clothes in defense--my fabulous two-toned purple leather gloves last. I love these. A gift from my mother-in-law who has exquisite taste , they have a knit cashmere lining and magic things in the fingers so that I can still use my phone. Every day for the past month, I have put them on and said to myself, "I should fix the hole in the lining tonight. I love these gloves." And then I don't.
Well, TODAY is the day! This fix-it project requires darning, which is basically rebuilding a knit piece. I think of it as picking up lost stitches and a bit of weaving when I'm lazy. With the help of this tutorial, here's the finished product:
Following the advice of a career counselor and a neighbor in higher education administration, I made a version of my my resume/CV that is more like a "functional" resume than a chronological style to highlight my experience in higher ed. outside of teaching. With big new things on the horizon, I've been considering a career shift towards an administrative position in student services, continuing studies, teaching and learning, or curriculum development that would still allow time for teaching. Wish me luck!