Friday, July 27, 2007
After one spectacular episode of cutting on the wrong side of the ruler, I've gathered speed and confidence with every measurement and cut I've made.
The instructions call for "assorted pastel prints," and the diagrams look like there are 8 different fabrics. Needless to say, I bought 8 different fabrics. The problem is that I need to cut 15, 30, or 60 pieces of the same size. Of course, I can't really divide 15 (or 30 or 60 for that matter) by 8 (to make the same number of each size piece out of each fabric). So I came up with a complicated system (what else did you expect from me?) of using each fabric the same number of times. Of course, it was too complicated to keep track of, and I had to make an excel spreadsheet.
The love for excel spreadsheets runs deep in my family, and though until now I've relentlessly made fun of that love every chance I got, I have humbled myself and given in.
I love it on this side of the spreadsheet love. SOOO ORGANIZED!
(Bonus: Flickr notes explain my (shockingly unlabeled) columns)