Tuesday, March 13, 2012
So in just a couple of hours, this:
And then my husband planted grass seed while I made really inappropriate jokes about it. Which I am not going to share with you. Because this is a mommy blog.
I had a quick project that I whipped up last night as well:
Monday, March 12, 2012
Remember the grand plans I had for my apartment? Well, I've been pretty unmotivated to start anything, for a couple of reasons. We were having serious issues with our apartment and getting attitude from the managers about fixing them, so I basically didn't put any effort into this place because I was having doubts about staying. However, things have finally been resolved and I'm back to the original plan of staying here for at least a couple of years. That plus some freed-up cash means I can actually get some of these plans off the ground!
I've been slowly collecting frames here and there for my gallery wall, but the focus this week is on my awful-looking backyard.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
We have a winner for the DollyMamaEugene scrapling! The winner is....
Also, a small note - I changed a couple of dimensions in the Scrappy Chevron Quilt Tutorial to make the math easier for scaling it up or down.
Monday, February 20, 2012
(This is my first quilting tutorial, so constructive criticism is welcome! Apologies for the crap-tastic photos, I have really awful lighting in my house.)
Friday, February 17, 2012
I'm so pleased to say that Monster's doll experiment is going wonderfully!
Friday, February 3, 2012
I've been feeling a little bit down this week, so I decided to complete a super quick project. Immediate gratification always cheers me up!
this Pinterest pin, but I added my own little twist. I don't embroider a ton, but it's still really helpful to keep my colors labelled in case I need to buy more of an exact shade. That little "806" on the label is a color code.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Although I don't usually go in for the whole "New Year Resolution" business, it seems that my subconscious decided to make this a time of new adventures in the crafty world. Yesterday I finished my first quilt and in the process, used two sewing machine feet that I've never used before - the freemotion quilting foot and the walking foot.
So here you have it. Sure, the stitches aren't perfect (especially the first third, which I did before I got the freemotion foot), but I'm ridiculously proud of it anyway. It's approximately 46"x46", quilted in an all-over stippling pattern, and I used Oh, Fransson!'s awesome-sauce tutorial for the binding.
And now I've absolutely caught the quilting bug. I'm planning a chevron quilt next, then a queen-sized Nintendo-themed quilt for a friend. Said friend was warned that the quilt may take uh, years. ;) But true to OCD form, I spent the evening mapping the Nintendo quilt out (inch by inch) in Photoshop.
Does it look simple?