Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekend Crafts

This weekend I had some fun. I stitched up 3 new standard normal plushies and started making 2 new magnets, with purple instead of blue, lines.

I also took advantage of some sales and some coupons for my local craft store and bought some new flannel and fleece. I'm going to make Halloween distribution plushies! I'm so exited to make them. I needed to get some other things done before I can get them started (like get normal plushies back in stock). But now, I can to work on some fun, Halloween-themed plushies. Woo hoo.

I plan to make a witch, mummy, jack-o-lantern, and vampire bat. :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Log Normal Distribution Plushie

It's been a busy 2 weeks. I was contacted by a local community college and asked to teach two statistics courses about 2.5 weeks ago. Those courses started last Tuesday. So, in between those days I spent time at meetings, filling out paper work, making notes, and other such new-job/beginning-of-semester things.

It took a little longer to finish some of my crafting than I would have liked. So far I've finished one lognormal distribution plushie.

Of course, I think he's a cutie.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Calculator Case and Plushies

I've decided to make a calculator case. I haven't gotten very far on it yet. It actually is a rather ugly pre-prototype. I plan to make it lined with fleece or some other soft fabric and to embroider some wonderful mathy design onto a pretty exterior fabric. It will likely have a elastic and button closure, similar to the cozies I make. That seems to be an easy way to open and close the case. (My graphing calculator is the same one my mom bought me back in high school, about 11 years ago.)

I've also started to make some more Chi-Square plushies, shown in yellow. And I've cut out fabric for one log-normal plushie (in pink). I know that I've done one custom already, but I'm still testing my pattern. It would be a shame to cut out many and then realize I messed up some where!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

P-value Cross Stitch

When I made my p-value cross stitch, I decided to use green because, well, I really like green. When the pattern was requested, the person buying it said she was going to stitch her's in blue. She's done and has sent me a picture of the finished piece and it's come out wonderfully! She even framed it with a coordinating blue mat. It's looks really good!

Thanks tewksbug for sending me a completed picture! It looks great!

New Projects

To take a break from sewing up distributions and embroidering coffee cozies, I've been sewing some clothes. Well, the actual reason I've been sewing clothes is because I have deadlines!

I'm working on a wedding dress for one of my sisters. We had a fitting this past weekend. Also, this past weekend, I had a fitting for a Renaissance costume I'm making for my mother-in-law. And! My niece just turned 3 on Saturday and for her birthday I made her a dress-up kit. So, there were many skirts, hats, and other things to be stitched up by last Saturday.

Now that all of that is done though (at least for now), I can make some new items for my store. I've got a few ideas, but I haven't started on all of them yet. I think I'm going to make some lognormal distributions. I had a custom order for one a while back and just haven't yet made any to sell besides that. So, those will come soon.

I also think I'm going to make some calculator cases. I haven't started that yet. Right now its in the idea phase, which is equivalent to the wheat-growing phase of making bread (meaning, it's not far along at all).

I'll post some pictures of my progress when I start making some.