Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another D.I.Y project? Ok!

Last time I blogged about our wedding, I told you I was making napkins. I had gone to the fabric store, bought the fabric, washed, ironed, cut, then went up to Oakhurst where Candace and Talitha were going to help me sew. I have been taking pictures to track (and show) my progress. :) Step 1: wash the fabric.

Step 2: Iron. Have you ever had to iron 50 yards of fabric? Not hard, but difficult to place on the ironing board, I tell ya. Being that I am a very busy working individual, I had to iron on a Saturday morning. Killian was not very happy that on my Saturday morning, I ironed instead of playing with him. So he decided to take a stand and plop himself right onto the fabric. I think this pictures says it all! This is one the prints that I chose, the other print is slightly different.


Step 3: Cutting fabric to the desired size. Yet, not difficult but tedious. I think this took me a total of 3 hours to get 71 napkins. My lovely fiance, offered to help me while he was at work...I told him that I didn't want the guys at the station to make fun of him but in the end I took him up on his offer. (side note: how cute is it that he took a spool of the fabric so he could cut squares for me at the station?!) He got about 50 completed...do the math and 50 + 71 does not equal 150 napkins....looks like I will be buying more fabric! erggg...

(another side note: I didn't get a picture of him cutting fabric, and rather bummed out about it)


Onward we go....so after step 1, step 2, and step 3, we went up to Oakhurst for my sister's baby shower. Step 4: At this point, we began to see more progress....of course, nothing just works smoothly right? after discovering that Tal's sewing machine wasn't working, we were down to 1 sewing machine...bummer. Tal and Candace took turns sewing while I ironed (more ironing?) little creases on each side of the napkins. Let me point out again, that nothing about this project is hard, it's just long and the steps are rather tedious, but necessary.

By the way, I did manage to burn myself numerous times, but all in all it was worth it. Can you tell that I am not having fun at this point? Me=tired. We all stopped about 2 hours in...after a baby shower, glasses of wine, and El Cid, we just didn't have it in us to finish all the napkins. I think I have about 100 more to sew and about 50 more to iron plus the extra fabric that I have to purchase. I guess it's good that I have 4 months left til the wedding, huh?


But with the help of Nick, Talitha, and Candace I have gotten a lot further and feel good :) Can't wait to see the rest of the project! Stay tuned for pictures :)

Top 3 projects that I still have to complete:

  1. my veil :)

  2. glitter hangy letters

  3. tree trunks



1 comment:

  1. So I was thinking . . . we could do some in Mammoth.

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