Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Starting on boots

Time to get going on figuring out boots.  Past time, really.  I had taped up a last *ages* ago - the same one I used for the blue and black oxford.  Tonight, I wrapped my leg in scrap fabric, then taped it up, cut off the tape, and added it to the last.  I have no idea how this is really supposed to work, but this works for me. 

Next I'll work on the design.  At some point, I have to actually make a decision about whether I want it to lace up the front (probably a good idea) or zip up the side (closer to what I want it to look like, I think).  Either way, I can finally get off my butt and do something about this.

I haven't heard back from my contact at Jones & Vining recently.  I should really poke her, but on the other hand, I don't have the money just laying around at the moment to splurge on a bunch of lasts.  I'd really love to do a boot with a taller heel - but perhaps that can wait until I have a better idea about what I'm doing.

Quick Quilt

Well, sort of quick. 

One of two quilts I'm making this year for nephews for Christmas gifts.  I thought it would take about a week, and so of course it took three.  The younger boy loves monkeys, and I happened to have some sock monkey fabric laying around.  This is what happened.  The reverse is red super soft micro plush - so if it never goes on the bed (unlikely), it'll still be good for curling up on the couch on a snowy afternoon to watch cartoons.  (They live near St. Louis.  I'm assuming it snows there in the winter...)

Totally just tossed it onto the guest bed to snap a quick photo.  I may or may not take a better one before I wrap it up and send it off for the holidays.  The room is very green - that's not just the lighting in the photo. :)