So the quilt below is going to be my first done totally by me, and its going to be a gift for my new baby cousin (on the way!). Of course I want all my quilts to be perfect- but this one especially...
The problem I'm having is with the pink border around the "Apples & Pears" blocks... is it the right shade of pink? Darker maybe? Should I not have used a solid? Should I not have used pink? Or am I'm just so crosseyed from staring at it that I'm seeing problems that are not even there?
Any constructive criticism would be highly appreciated- thank you so much!!!!
Friday night I went to visit my grandmother, and we tackled Melly & Me's giraffe stuffie pattern. My grandmother taught me how to sew years ago- so now I adore going over to her place with a brand new pattern or idea, and working through it with her.
I put in about an hour Sunday, finishing up the mane & tail... and voila!!
Aside from my doubts halfway through (before we added the legs, she looked like the Loch Ness Monster)... I thought it turned out really well. I'll definitely be using this pattern again!
Oh, and thats my Polka Dot Molly Monkey sitting in the background, she's cute too!
Hey all- I want to throw an adult Halloween party this year... and I'm currently living in the perfect house for it, I have all the room (and rooms!) that I could need... I just have to figure out a good way to decorate.
My idea is for an Apothecary Theme... an old, creepy, witches apothecary with jars filled with eye of newt, and dried snakes and other fun things I can replicate using crafts and glass jars... I got the idea here:
I made these for a personal swap I did recently... made with some adorable Japanese fabrics (and others) that I've been dreading cutting into for awhile now... the great thing about these is that they only take the tiniest scrap of fabric to make, so I still have plenty left!
I thought they turned out really cute... I might have to make myself some soon!
This just came to me... and I'm relatively sure its been done in some form or another before...
But everyone puts together a small collection of fabrics, embellishments, threads, materials, whatever... and sends it to a partner... and that partner makes something with it (using everything) and posts a photo?
I just think it would be a neat way to inspire people to try new things.
I really appreciate everything the swap coordinators do, and I dont want to sound negative but... whats up with this round-robin-style swap thing that keeps cropping up? I'm doing the dog swap & fill a box swap right now- and its the same thing... I really dislike sending to one partner and recieving from another- I think I build better craftster friendships & feel better about a swap when I get something nice from one person and thank them by sending something nice to them... with the round-robin, I feel like someone is doing something really nice for me and in return I'm sending something nice to someone completely different.
Am I the only one that feels this way? Am I overlooking something really great about this type of swap?
I'd like to just avoid them altogether- but it seems the swap coordinators don't usually make that decision until I've already signed up.
I found a cute pattern for a dog bone pillow this weekend, and I decided to whip one up with some extra green fleece I had laying around. I learned two things from this project, first that dogs don't need, use or want pillows and would much have a large chew toy.... and second that if I want to get a good photo of said pillow, (I mean large chew toy), I should probably do so before handing it over to the dog. But either way, Kaya is loving her new bone, and anything that makes her happy is just peachy with me!