well, i have been gone forever! between family visits in march/april, a swap, and a wedding, at least i've gotten 2 more projects finished, but i have bad news: we've got a move and a new job in the works, so it may be another couple months before i get anything else accomplished...
however, i have pictures for today, and that's all that counts. first, i was in the EEPP swap here, and i made this loverly for sevsonlygirl:
some close friends of mine and my husband's were married last week, and the one thing the bride asked me to do was make her veil. she purchased the material and gave me very vague instructions, but i think i did a pretty good job.
the veil is floor-length chiffon, the hem is hand-sewn with a herringbone stitch, and the top is gathered and attached to a bracelet that was a gift for her wedding. you can see the bracelet here:
all in all, it was a beautiful spring wedding, and i was so glad i got to contribute at least a little.
i was recently in the EEPP swap, here on craftster, and this is the peice i made for the swap...
my partner, sevsonlygirl, mentioned that she liked mermaid and sealife embroidery, so i took a coloring page i've been saving for a while and ran with it. i was two weeks late sending, and definitely under-estimated the amount of time it would take. this took AT LEAST 30 hours, spread out over several weeks, but i didn't keep track of the time. i used satin stitch, back stitch, stem stich, french knot, and a variation of the scallop stitch.
as much work as i put into this girl, my favorite part is the fin, which was the easiest and quickest part, is that funny or what?
i think the french knots were my favorite part to work, even though they're itty bitty. i used 3 strands, and only wrapped the needle once for each knot.
and in this image you can see the scallops for the scales of the tail, and the stem stitch for the hair.
my husband keeps telling me i'm too ambitious for these swaps, and i think he's right. i've only been embroidering for a couple months, but i just have the mindset that i can do anything i set my mind to; it worked out for me this time.
i've only been crocheting for a few days, but i think granny squares are pretty self-explanatory. these were crocheted on a #3 hook with dmc floss, just to see if i could. so, it is possible (even for a noob) and i love how the floss gives them a little shine.
the calendar is from september house on etsy, and the backing fabric is from a thrift store find.
WIP 2. hexagon quilt 3. ariel embroidery
the rest of it 4.t-shirt quilt 5. learn crochet for: 6.granny square slippers for grandma 7.legend of zelda embroidery: from this image 8. diaper bag w/pattern & materials bought before my son was born (june 20, 2009; oops) 9. needle roll 10. altered board book 11. flip-top bella mittens from ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mariamaria/bellas-mittens-3 12. secret father's day gifts, sometimes my hubby cruises on here, shh! 13. calendars, christmas gifts, from septemberhouse etsy shop. 14. knit hat for husband 15.not really a project, but go through craft books for more ideas
sorry i haven't been on in a while, guess i'm just a slowpoke. luckily, i still have 355 days, right? anyway, i have started on my first project, but it's a big one, so it'll probably be on the back burner any day now as i start some smaller things...
it's my baby blanket quilt, and i'm using hexagon paper pieces. i feel really ambitious, because i'm not much of a seamstress, and this is my first quilt.
I'm totally in on this one. I kept seeing last year's around april (i was about 7 months preggo, and a senior in college) and thought there was no way i could ever join. But then I graduated, quit working, and started staying at home, and I think I got pretty close to 50 without ever joining. So here i am!
I don't plan on including swap items, but definitely gifts, cuz I'm getting a headstart on christmas, and even though I say that every year, this time I mean it!
(i haven't decided if i'll keep it b&w, or fill in all the color, eek!) 5. diaper bag w/pattern & materials bought before my son was born (june 20, 2009; oops) 6. finish ariel embroidery, is a wip that i love, but haven't been able to get back to 7. needle roll 8. altered book 9. flip-top bella mittens from ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mariamaria/bellas-mittens-3 10. secret father's day gifts, sometimes my hubby cruises on here, shh! 11. calendars, christmas gifts, from septemberhouse etsy shop. 12. knit hat for husband 13.not really a project, but go through craft books for more ideas i have a bunch of knit, crochet, & needlwork books given to me by my husband's grandmother, think they're from the 70s, but they have some interesting projects