nobis opus splendeat: we need more glitter

my friend recently adopted a little itsy bitsy chiuaua from mexico or LA or somewhere, named “Rosie”. dog named rosie + rose fabric = adorable, so this is what happened.

it’s the Heather Ross phenomenon known as “Far Far Away II”. i just love the weight of this fabric (my sewing machine does NOT, i should have just hand stitched the biggest parts). so what is it? well, it’s a leash. but the leash has an extra d-ring to hook other things on that you need on walks. like keys. and poop bag holders. like this one. 😀

so when I started making all of this, i decided to write a tutorial -this was going to be my break-out piece and it was going to be a masterpiece! so i started sewing and taking pictures and sewing and taking pictures and sewing and taking pictures, until i got to here:

and i didn’t even notice until i tried to shove it into the machine that it wasn’t going to work. i’d essentially sewn myself into a corner. awesome. i actually ripped the entire thing out and started again. here:

and while i’d like to say that the second line of stitching on each side accents the zipper beautifully, in truth it’s because my first line missed the lining entirely, and as i was gleefully waving it around in front of my husband who really didn’t care, i flung a piece of the lining at him. :S

i finished stitching it up and then did the leash part and the handle part, going out 2 more times to get d-rings and clips and such, and wasn’t really happy with what i found in the end either. *sigh* who would think you’d want to attach those clips to something less than an inch and a half wide anyways… crazy people :S

so after all of that, i realized that i had a massage scheduled for today. my massage therapist had raved about the tetris fabric that i had told her that i’d ordered from spoonflower… and i don’t tip her (it’s $89.25 per visit! i don’t think insurance will cover a tip, and not even all of that is covered under my primary plan!) so i wanted to make her something out of the tetris fabric when it arrived… it actually didn’t take very long at all.

both projects i used my zipit zippers! i bought the samplers of a whole bunch of different sizes, it’s nice because i can put it up to the project and a) get out one that’s a little bigger or a little smaller and b) match colors beautifully!

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Comments on: "failure, failure, failure… and a little bit of success!" (1)

  1. […] a 5th clip, I used some of my treasured Tetris fabric that I got from Spoonflower last […]

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