Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I am not the most talented crocheter - I can only do a basic stitch - but I still love this scarf even if it isn't fancy. The colors of this yarn are just so perfect, I can wear it nearly everything I own. It comes in handy at work when I'm not wearing a turtleneck. After my mom saw it, I also had to make one for her.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This is my first attempt at a log cabin block. It uses scraps leftover from my OM quilt. I wasn't paying attention and assembled it wrong, but the effect is still the same. These blue fabrics don't contrast as well as I hoped.
Monday, March 23, 2009
My mom suddenly decided she needed a spring-themed ornament for one of our neighbors, so I whipped one up on Sunday. Thanks to my plethora of craft supplies, I didn't even have to go to the store!
Try it yourself with this tutorial.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Today I decided to finish up the strip piecing blocks I had started a couple weeks ago. I was pleased that I was able to get eight more blocks out of the remaining strips. These, however, did not come out as square as the first set, so they all had to get chopped down a quarter inch. Since I don't have a plan in mind, it won't ruin the dimensions of the final project.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I love this block, mostly because it just amazes me that it actually came out sooo well! The blue star and pink swirl fabrics were both scraps, and I was surprised I ended up with enough to create such a nice looking block, since I started sewing without a plan for the finished product.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My mom got me this fleece while I was living in the nice Warm South, so I never wore it much. Or at all actually; it still had the tag on it. Now that I live in the Cold North, I decided to give it a make-over. Part of the reason I never wore it was not so much the temperature, but the fact that I dislike clothing that has to be removed over one's head. Especially with fleece, it causes so much more static. I solved that problem by cutting it down the middle and finishing the edges with bias tape. It was supposed to have a zipper, and may still, if I ever find a separating orange zipper that is an appropriate length. I accented it with a little Clemson tiger paw patch that I had left over from sprucing up Zack's sweatpants and my South Carolina themed ornaments.
ETA: I finally added a zipper! It's not orange, but now I'll wear it!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I made this St. Patrick's Day ornament for my grandma. It's hard to see, but the rainbow-colored fabric has shamrocks on it.
Try it yourself with this tutorial.
Featured on Dabbled's Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I couldn't decide whether I wanted to use pink or yellow to coordinate with this flowered print, so I went with both, a decision I now regret. However, I still can't decide whether I would prefer it with all yellow or all pink.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I was so undecided about designs for this block that I had to put them to a vote. I emailed pictures of each design to four people and this was the unanimous winner. Thanks goodness for digital cameras! I don't know how I would live without one! Since I live so far away from friends and family, it saves lots of money on film developing.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Yesterday's project was strip piecing. Thanks to the quilt I made for Amanda, I had strips of several blue fabrics no more than 2.5 inches wide. I pieced them on parchment paper. My original intent was to make a block for my Quilt Block Project, but since I still have a few strips left, I am going to see how many blocks I can make and come up with a new project.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
When I found this fleece, I just had to buy it - I couldn't believe how perfect it was! With my recent move to the Cold North, I was in need of some new winter apparel and this color combination was a perfect match for all my coats: the black pea coat for not-so-cold weather, the long pink coat for when it's a bit colder, and the full-length poofy brown one for when it's ridiculously cold. Plus, it was on sale for $4/yd., and with half a yard I made the hat and a scarf! It's such a simple design though, that even if I'd had to make one for each coat, it wouldn't have taken very long at all!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
This block was an experiment with triangles. I'm not entirely sure what I had in mind, if anything. I used my favorite fabric, and the yellow fabric in combination with the design reminds me of a piece of fruit.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I actually picked this stone to coordinate with my favorite t-shirts at the time, which is has now been happily reincarnated into a bag. I didn't do a very good job sizing the ring; it's so big I have to wear it on my thumb, and that was not the intent.