Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Rack 2: Mismatched Flowers

One thing that I'd always wondered about is why suspenders - which have two straps - usually have two matching straps. It seems like you could double your suspenders styles simply by having two different patterns or colours on your suspenders - one on each strap. And now that I was making my own, I figured I could finally give that a try. So, when I came across, while digging in a must-proof bin from a friend's basement, two pieces of fabric that had similar patterns and yet were somehow different colours, I realized that I had a unique opportunity on my hands. I could make matching straps that weren't the same colour, thus appealing to everybody. EVERYBODY!

So I came up with this:
Mismatched flowers - September, 2009
Yellow and Black! . . . which I just realized are my high school colours. Go FHS! Yay!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Hint of What's to Come

I was excited to finally get a chance to continue posting some new suspenders on Etsy today, but my "awesome" camera had other plans. First of all, it neglected to tell me that it was out of batteries until, well, it was out of batteries. Somehow, I got it to turn back on to take two more photos, but it certainly wasn't the best photo shoot. But you know, that's all moot, since, more importantly, my "awesome" camera also neglected to tell me that it was all out of memory, even though there were only a few photos on it. I hadn't realized that when I deleted photos from it, they simply went in its trash, which I then had to empty. I found this out when I tried to copy the pics onto my computer, and the only two there were the last two I took, but in some strange low quality version. But now my camera's memory is free, and its batteries are charging, and maybe tomorrow's weather will be more accommodating for picture taking (it was all dark and overcast today, with rain), so I should finally get to post some more. Although I have a number of different things going on now, I'd bumped these suspenders to top priority, since I wanted to post them in July. It's getting very close now. Here's a hint of what's to come:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Rack 1: The Original Burgundy

Look at these awesome suspenders:

The Original Burgundy - August, 2009
These are the first ones I ever made, almost two years ago. Now they hang from a rack in my closet with all the other suspenders I've made (that haven't been sold/given away). This is the first in a series of posts that showcases them.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Back in Business

I see that my last suspenders-related post happened over a year ago (and the only other post since then promised more frequent posts and it was one day short of exactly a year since the suspenders post), but part of that is simply that summer happened, and I moved, and it took me a long time to get everything set up so that I could efficiently make suspenders once again. But, as of the last few last weeks, I finally do have everything set up again, so, after making a few remind-me-how-this-is-done suspenders, Suspenders of Disbelief is now back in business. This picture here is what my shop looks like now.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Perfect Example

You've probably noticed that there haven't been many additions to this blog lately. Actually, come to think of it, you probably haven't, since why would you be paying attention to a blog that isn't updated? And that's a perfect example of why.

Now, if you're like me, you're now asking this: What is that "that" referring to?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Grey Corduroy Suspenders!

I suppose that suspenders don't really keep you warm or cool, but I can't help but feel like I should have made these six months ago:
That's right - I finally finished those corduroy suspenders!  Of course,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Slow Times

It was Easter this past weekend, which means that Passion season has just ended, which means that my oboe-playing career is no longer in overdrive, which means that my suspenders-making hobby is about to resume.  In all honesty, suspenders-making didn't ever stop, but it did slow down to a trickle.  For instance, I've had this sitting on my desk for about two weeks: