my julia project.

While we were in Baltimore, hiding under the blankets after the boys went
to sleep on the second night, Doug and I watched Julie and Julia on our laptop.
Since then my little brain has been reeling about how
I could do my own Julia project somehow...
and Doug would never go for a year of French cooking.
So instead I bought this book...One Yard Wonders.
It contains 106 projects that use a yard of fabric or less.
My hope is to sew my way through this book, make at least one of each
and sell it to cover the cost of the project.
If it is something that I love...I'll have to try
to find a way to make the design my own.
What do you think? Will you be a supporter?
Know anyone who wants to donate some yardage? :)
Here is one of the first on the list...oven mitts and potholders.
These could be REALLY cute with the right fabrics.
But I think these will be the very first...wouldn't these
be great for this spring and summer?
Pop them in a purse or diaper bag and you
have a clean place to eat or picnic.

So whatcha think? Will you be here to cheer me on...good or bad?

:)
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32 comments:

Kandi said...

Sounds like a great idea! That's something I'd like to try, to make things that I've never thought of making and maybe get inspired, like you said, to make it your own. Good luck Crystal!

Sarah Nicole said...

I think it sounds great as well! What a great idea for a book too, projects that take less than a yard! If you don't splurge on super cute fabric, projects that take less than a yard can often cost less than $1 if you buy on clearance or sale. I know you'd rather use cuter more expensive fabrics, but just a thought to cover the cost issue...

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Sounds like fun! I too wanted to do a "Julia" type project after seeing that movie. Can't wait to see what you make.

SarahRachel said...

Oooh- I'm excited!! What a great idea! =)

sara luke said...

FUN! I really need to learn how to use my sewing machine. Maybe in 18 years or so . . .

Nancy said...

Ok.. I haven't seen that movie yet. Really want to, just haven't yet. Now, I really want to. Second, I think that is fabulous. I can't wait to see what you will whip up. Get your headshots ready, girl. Maybe a movie with you in it??? Who would play you?? :)

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I just bought that same book. Lots of neat projects in there. Can't wait to see what you make.

It'll Be Fine said...

I received the book for my birthday in December and would love to see your funky "take" on the projects. I haven't made anything yet but I'm sure watching you would do the trick! Love reading your blog!

Mollie said...

So fun! Makes me wish I knew how to sew... Or that I had some time to learn!

Julie said...

That's a great idea! I am new to sewing and love the projects in this book. I have been wanting to try one. I'd love to see what you do.

Sherry said...

I will cheer you on! IF someone supplies some yardage, would they get a finished sample, of maybe one of the smaller projects? :)

Rockie said...

I think that's a great idea!! Good luck!

Gordostyle said...

I just bought this book too! Have fun with it!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah... Go Crystal!
I think it's a great idea, I saw this book and the title alone is captivating! I can't wait to see the creations!

Jennifer said...

Super cute! I love new projects! Can't wait to see how everything turns out!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Am LOVING this idea! Great way to use up extra fabric :)

mommyholly said...

LOVED that movie and LOVE this idea!!! I can't even wait to see all of these fun projects you are going to make your own, xoxox! -Holly

The Mangerchine's said...

I'd LOVE to see you do this!!!! I've been wanting that book, but haven't wanted to spend the money and would love your feedback on it while I still debate over it.

Shannon

BeccaH said...

I love the idea of a Julia project - and have thought that many times with several of my knitting books. I wish you well in your project and I look forward to seeing your creations (and being inspired to possibly also give it a go!)

Amy said...

I will definitely cheer you on!!!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Rachel said...

I just bought this book the other week! Its definitely inspiring! Can't wait to see how your first project turns out!

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

I tried making potholders, but I learned the hard way! I didn't use the right batting, and I can still feel warmth from the hot pan....They probably say what to buy...which would mean less burns! Have fun!

erica said...

I think it's a fantastic idea. Julie and Julia inspired me in the same way. I haven't found my perfect project. Yet.

Sara said...

Cute idea! I'll donate some yardage if I get to keep the finished product ;)

Morgan said...

Wow, good idea! My sister got this book for my for my birthday and I've been dying to dig in. Unfortunately, school is keeping me from doing that, but maybe this summer. That's a really great idea!

Amy Bell said...

this idea is so great....i can't wait to see what you make!!! you are so talented....i love it! will you have a feature of the week? i am so excited!

Katherine said...

This book ROCKS! I got it for my Birthday. I still need to try some of the projects though :)

alyssa said...

I just recently bought that book!!! Unfortunately I haven't made anything yet, but I can't wait to :) Such cute ideas!

torinem said...

Love this idea! I would love to do something like this once life here settles down a bit. Good luck!

Mary Elizabeth said...

that sounds so cool .. i might need that book too! where dd you find the book? hmm, wonde if the easter bunny can bring me one?

forgot to tell you the other week .. love the new look of the blog!:) so fun and so you!

The Parrotts said...

My husband and I watched Julie & Julia last weekend too! It was the first movie we've watched straight-through, together, in months. I loved it!

I agree that this is a BRILLIANT idea! I'm sure you will make each project extra funky! I'll have to dig through my fabric that just sits there so lonely (still afraid of my sewing machine)...

Nicki

P.S. I added your button :)

ArtGirlBlue said...

What a fun project. I'd love to send you a yard. My fabric stash will not miss it :-)

Lisa
Lisa22876@verizon.net

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