2 entries tagged: taxi tote

Don’t You Honk at Me

January 30th

Taxi tote #4

Taxi tote #4

Trying to model the tote

Wrapped, ready for delivery

The final Taxi Tote completed and ready to be sent off to its recipient. Yahoo! I am glad I pushed myself to learn how to sew bias tape. And I’m thankful for your patience in reading about this silly theme for nearly a month. I think improving in sewing, like many other hobbies, is truly just a matter of patience. The more you are willing to give, the better the result.

Patience is one of those characteristics that doesn’t come easy to me. My mother? She regularly detangles my jewlery box and can sit, binding a quilt by hand, for hours in sheer happiness. My father? Yes, well. Let’s just say I have his passionate Irish temper. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve seen him angry, but it hasn’t been pretty. I’m not terribly attractive when I lose my patience either. As for the headline, one of the easiest ways to piss me off is to honk at me in traffic. I’m not a great driver, but I am also not in your way.

So there!

Happy Friday peeps!

~K

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Fleet of Taxis*

January 29th

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Taxi Tote: Round 3

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Taxi Tote: Round 3

Taxi Tote: Round 3

Still not 100% perfect, but better. I managed to use skinny bias tape on this Taxi Tote and it took a good bit of patience to turn — see the 10,000 pins above — but with each bag, I am a bit happier with the result.

I’ve got one more of these almost done and then a stack of new projects I’m looking forward to. Have you make your fleece hoodie or baked the lemon drop cookies for this month’s Craft-along yet? Get to it! One day left to add them to the Flickr pool to be included in the January prize.

For the record, I made the lemon cookies and they flopped. It was my own fault because I don’t have a mixer (this is another story dealing with my lust for a KitchenAid and superstition) and they just didn’t work out like they should have. They were still quite good, but flat as pancakes. Eh, next time I’ll try to stick the batter in the fridge for an hour or so, per Ms. Snappy’s recommendation, to get a better result.

~K

*AKA: The Day I Made Bias Tape my Bitch

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