This week, Tiny Cranky Haley was, well, cranky. (And tragically lacking the bad paranormal reality television necessary for long hours of stitching.)
The updated fit guide includes the following fixes:
Ready to start sewing? You can find the suggested changes to the pattern and waistband construction in the blue box in step 1 of my Perfect Summer Skirt (with Pockets) tutorial.
That’s all for now, my crafty pals! Go forth and sew some skirts!
As a professional craft blogger, good photographs are one of the most important elements of my job. And, while I didn’t begin blogging with the intention of becoming a better photographer, it’s definitely a skill I’ve honed out of both necessity and the desire to share. Because, as it turns out, whether I’m capturing finished projects or creating step-by-step tutorials, images that are clear, sharp, and well-lit are every bit as important as my written instructions and descriptions—especially now that Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter image posts are the new go-to places for DIY inspiration.
Now, here’s where the utterly magical Foldio portable mini photo studio from orangemonkie enters the scene.
You know that moment when you see a gadget on the internet that’s so brilliant that you exclaim in joyful bursts of expletives while frantically scrambling for your credit card? Yeah, the Foldio was one of those. I mean, a fully-functional light box with built-in LED lighting that requires only a few seconds of setup time AND can fold up small enough to fit in my shoulder bag? My, but the world is filled with miraculous things! (Also miraculous: No longer needing to constantly wrestle with my giant light box and three unwieldy lights.)
So, presented with with this glorious object, I did the only logical thing. I threw down my $50 and waited [im]patiently for the UPS guy to arrive.
Here’s what I thought:
The Tiny Cranky Haley series. Because, turns out, the internet likes it when I post tiny cartoon drawings of me saying very cranky things.
My Tiny Cranky Haley series began on Tuesday with an afternoon filled with irritations, a micron pen that hadn’t been put away properly, and the giant stack of blank notecards that I always keep in my studio workspace. It did not, however, begin with me having any actual drawing skills. (I am a woman of many talents, but, despite owning may solid how-to books on the subject, drawing has never really been one of them.) So, when I drew the first sketch, I was just as surprised as anyone to find that tiny cartoon me actually did kind of look like human me. (Hooray!) Then, to my delight, I also discovered that drawing my complaint had made it funny, and suddenly I wasn’t feeling so cranky anymore. (Even more hooray!)
Pleased and amused, I decided to share that first drawing. And, when it seemed to cheer you guys up too, I decided to keep going. I finished out the last work week with a new drawing each afternoon, and I think I’ll keep it up for a while. (I mean, we all know how much I like to complain on the internet!) You can follow me on Instagram to join in on future cranky fun.