Tuesday, May 27, 2008

3 day weekend!

I don't have too much to say but I did have a very enjoyable 3 day weekend! I love sleeping in. Someday last week I decided I was sick of the blue rug in the bathroom that didn't match the shower curtain. I moved all of the vacation pictures and sea shells that matched the pre-wedding beach decor to the laundry room. (Who isn't wishing for vacation while doing laundry?) And attempted to match the decor with the brown/green shower curtain that I picked out and love.

These cubes also got exiled from the bedroom, Britton thinks they are too dormroom/junky... I love them. Anyways I have held out for a while and finally got a lovely piece of art from my friend Chelsea for my birthday, which is neither dormroom, nor junky, so the cubes moved to the bathroom with their green artifacts. (junk) They inspired me to go mostly green in the bathroom. I did by plastic poppies to put in the Ale8 bottle to decrease its "junky" appearance.
So I raided my yarn stash and crocheted stripes from all my greens, browns, off whites, and made a bath rug that matches the shower curtain!
Then today I bought 9 5x5 canvases (for $1 each!!!) and 9 cool green fabrics (in fat quarters or fat eighths). Then I used my handy dandy staple gun and stretched the fabric on the canvases. I am headed back tomorrow to get the rest of the $1 canvases. I have an idea :)
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you again to those who sacrifice for our freedom and liberty and the freedom and liberty of others.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

And I thought a whole week was bad....

Time flies, I have still had a little time for crafting (not this week, but before) but no time for blogging! Britton's Aunt and Uncle were in town this week. I became ancient (25!!). The school carnival was last night (I ran the under 7 basketball booth), and I sold hot dogs and soda to raise money for school this AM. Then errands and now homework, which I am procrastinating so I can blog! (My mom said she showed it to someone and told someone else about it, so maybe it should be relatively up to date!)I finished the sleeves from the previous post. I think I have mentioned the sleeves. They are wonderful :) Especially for coffee addicts.

While I was looking for the link again, I found this, which I might try, I really like the button and that its "more manly."
However, my LGSM doesn't have a button hole stitch. I girl from work loaned me her never-used nifty machine but I am slightly afraid. I haven't had time to mess around with it.

For Treya's bday I made her a lunch bag and coffee sleeve. She is a Vikings fan (can you tell)? It was challenging to find Vikings fabric in May in Vegas :)

The next project was derby decorations, our party was on, off, then on again. Not a huge turnout but it's the quality of the company, not the quantity! right? So here's my derby pennants, made using this tutorial. (they call it bunting in England and Australia!)

I used felt and black polka-dot bias tape (that I made) first time for that too! My ideal is to decorate each flag like a different stable's derby silk but that might be next years derby craft. I still have a bunch of triangles cut on my bookshelf, I need to make more bias tape too.

Then for my mother's day presents I made these for my mom and mil and a much smaller version for my Mammaw. The mom and mil bags where made much larger than the original idea and the Mammaw bag was slightly smaller than the original. I modified them slightly. The bigger bags now have larger straps to use over a shoulder. I also attached the linings more securely. I loved the colors, which I found for super cheap and picked out with my mom in mind. The green was kind of a honeydew speckled color and then the lining and front pocket was kind of dark cantaloupe. They looked cool. I don't know if I would use the pattern again but they turned out cool and I really liked the front pocket and flap.

I also made another baby blanket which I will post when I finish the stuffed wombat I am attempting to make to go with it.