What ever sewing malaise I had for the last week and a half left this morning. I think the jet lag + double ear infection + congestion behind my ear drum was taking me out more than I was willing to admit. There’s nothing like feeling better to realize how bad you had been feeling. I got up this morning and set to work on finished my package for the I *heart* the 80’s Swap. I don’t actually know if I heart the 80s–the 90s and early 2000s were waaaaay better for me, but I do heart the 80s video game mini quilts that Jenn of All Trades has been making and I wanted in on her swap.
My original partner for this swap disappeared from the interwebs–deleted her blog and flickr (I hope everything is ok, anonymous friend)–so the fact that I procrastinated on starting this project turned out to be the right thing. I started with the hoop that you saw the beginning of a couple days ago. I traced a stock photo of a record played and added in the colorful grooves and little knob on the left. I took the kids to the I.D.E.A. Store last week and was thrilled to find a set of alphabet stamps for $2. As you can see, I’m having fun with them.
I haven’t actually glued this into the hoop yet because this one belonged to my grandmother and that’s why the fabric isn’t totally flat. It also looks like I need to put a piece of lining between the front and the back so you can’t see the backing fabric.
My other item is this zipper pouch. I don’t use much (any) black, so I’m a little out of my comfort zone with this one. I hope it looks sufficiently 80s and still like something I would make. I love the roller skate zipper pull.