Friday, January 25, 2013

The Best Ice Cream in the World

Superman flavour! YEAH!, originally uploaded by milknosugar.

So I was talking to my friend the other day about ice cream, of which I'm not actually that big of a fan.  Growing up though, there was definitely one flavor that I loved.  I was shocked to find out though that my friend had no idea what I was talking about when I said superman ice cream, so after some google searching commenced, we found out the origins of superman ice cream are shrouded in mystery, but it definitely is a Michigan/midwest sort of thing.  How sad!  Anyone else out there a fan or am I all alone in this?

The Long Shrug

So I've decided that 2013 will be the year that I seriously start sewing.  I've been sewing for a long time, and even attempted to sew my own wedding dress (not possible when you start less than a month before the wedding), but pretty much the only pattern I have down pat is a tote bag.  And honestly, how hard is it to sew together a couple of squares?  My christmas present this past year was a serger, which somehow husband has learned how to use and I haven't yet (oops), but it's complicated.

I have actually managed to complete a few projects this year so far though, using my regular machine and a fair amount of good old-fashioned hand-sewing (who knew I actually had patience for that sort of thing?).  I had bought this really cool sheer, but with fluffy yarn woven through fabric, and immediately knew I wanted to make something like this:

This issue I had with that is that every single pattern I could find for a shrug was about half the length, which looks terrible on me and makes me look like an extremely short fat person, which I'm not.  So I busted out my handy dandy dress form (not sure if I ever did a post on that, but it has quite the story behind it as well), and draped away until I came up with a super easy pattern that seemed to work.  I ended up binding the edges, which was the whole hand-sewing bit, which took a couple of episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to complete.  I also recently discovered bias-tape makers, which are amazing and I now use all the time.  I am not a fan of the feel of pre-made bias tape, and it's awesome to just whip some up out of whatever fabric I want.  Anyway, without further ado, I present the Long Shrug:


About a week after I completed it though, I somehow managed to find instructions on making a long shrug without even trying, so if anyone else wants to try it out, check it out here.

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