Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
For now, here's an idea of what I'll be up to in the coming months:
- This is such a great idea! I'm going to make a few of these to keep in Helen (Nick and my van, for those of you who don't know). I've got a whole lot of scraps lying around that I could use for straps. Also, I love that this is a simple, cheap quilt to make for the next projects.
- On that note, http://crafthope.com/ is my new favorite site for inspiration. It's not a big one yet, but it's definitely a project I'm going to keep up with.
- Crafthope lead me to this site. This girl is so adorable with her big ol' grin that it makes me want to find a shelter in my area that I can donate to. I think I want to see if this place is someplace to donate to.
- Here is another site I'm going to keep track of.
- Jackpot! Apparently someone wrote a book about this stuff...who knew.
In any case, I've got some projects to work on. Including my first baby blanket! (This one's for a friend though, so it doesn't count for the give away challenge.)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
the rows are all done. now to sew them together...should be ready in time to take to nick's tomorrow to make him feel better. :) won't do the cutting or washing until my shipment of awesome christmas gifts gets here, since mom was awesome enough to get me a set of rag quilt clippers! :)
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
t minus one more night of sleep until santa comes! I wanted you to pick my gift tonight, but it's better this way...I'm trying so so hard not to point out all the flaws, and nick even pulled me into your sewing room to read the "zip your lips" thing on your shelf. I think that's great. :)
anyways, this is likely the last entry before you get to see it. I hope I've managed to give you some idea of how much love I put into this for you. mom, you are an amazing woman. you are my hero and my best friend, and I am so inspired by you every single day. I am so glad I got to be your daughter. I love you so much! :) MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I've been telling everyone how I feel SO bad because I know I've told you about everyone else's Christmas gifts, but I haven't even *hinted* at yours...I really hope that by now you feel better about that. I hope you're not hurt even right now (Dec. 1, 2009), but I know there have been some lingering pauses in conversations that have made me cringe and slap my hand over my mouth. You know me well enough to know that, if I went even one step down that path ("don't worry, your gift is way better") that I'd end up spoiling the whole thing entirely. But believe me...half the gift is the fact that I'm pretty sure you have *no* idea what's coming!
I've already got the whole gift-giving thing planned out, too...I'm going to take close-up pictures of everyday objects around your house (Jesse's nose might be one of them, hehe) and use those as "clues" for a scavenger hunt to lead you to the guest room, where the quilt will be laid out on the bed.
I'm also not letting that quilt out of my sight...as in, it's coming with me on the plane. It's simply not worth the risk to me, lol. I'll sleep in the airport without a toothbrush before I'll let that thing out of my sight.
Man, I can't wait!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
...I'm working on the rag quilt I'm making for nick's couch. I have I think 9 or 10 flavors of plaid here, all of which I just can't wait to wrap up in. I'm cutting them into 12x10 inch squares and then I'll count how many I have to see how big it'll be
I got a thank you note from you for the pj pants. You told me I should keep a photo album of gifts I've made for people...little do you know. :-) It'd be cool to have physical pictures all in one place though. I think I'm going to keep this blog going though, so I can keep notes on ideas and what worked and what didn't too. Maybe after I give you the quilt, I'll even let you be a writer on here so you can contribute too if you want. :-)
Iron's ready. I'll post pictures.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
1. I'm going to keep this blog going even after Christmas, so you can keep up with whatever projects I'm working on (unless they're for you, then I'll keep them hidden :-P). I'll reset the permissions so anyone can see it.
2. I'm going to attempt to make The Boy a Texas flag for Christmas. This is the official description of the flag:
The Texas State Flag: "'The state flag consists of a rectangle with a width to length ratio of two to three containing: (1) a blue vertical stripe one-third the entire length of the flag wide, and two equal horizontal stripes, the upper stripe white, the lower red, each two-thirds the entire length of the flag long; and (2) a white, regular five-pointed star in the center of the blue stripe, oriented so that one point faces upward, and of such a size that the diameter of a circle passing through the five points of the star is equal to three-fourths the width of the blue stripe.'"
I think I want it to be pretty big (not huge, but big enough to hang on his wall). I'm thinking I'll make it 20-by-30 inches. That makes the stripes 20x10, and the star...something that I'll figure out later. :-)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
My next project is going to be another secret project (well, secret from the recipient)...I'm going to make Mai a quilt for her high school graduation in June. I've already started collecting black and white fabrics, and I'll be looking for a few deep red ones to throw in as well. I'm thinking I'll just do basic squares...maybe 3x3s...with a couple of borders similar to the ones on your quilt, then red binding.
Also, I sort of want to try doing a quilt sort of like those puzzles you see where the whole picture is made up of hundreds of little pictures...I wonder how I could do that, and what I could use as pictures. Hmmmm...
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
how sad is it that I'm packing up my sewing room to make it look like I have less fabric than I do, solely so you won't ask questions I'm dying to answer? sigh. also, this is a strategic angle because my dumb kitty was licking himself in the corner and wouldn't move. maybe it's better to have the fabric covered...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I've been working on Grammom's bag. It's been a fun project, and I think I might keep doing small stuff like that in my spare time. I really need to finish the quilt and then focus on school though...maybe not in that order lol.
Anyways, I haven't quit yet, and there will be more pictures when more are ready. You're coming to visit in a month or so, so I'm kind of hoping to have it done by then so it's easy to hide. :-P
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I started making the ladybug buttons last night, and I got maybe 2 to come out even remotely cute...most of them were just black and red blurs. We'll see if I decide to keep going with that one. There's a big open space with no quilting above the thumb, so I might need to figure something out for that.
Anyways, without further ado, here are the latest: