i’m still alive
i promise i am! i can’t believe i haven’t written since spring break! guess that just goes to show how busy i’ve been right? lol
here’s what you’ve missed
i just painted this small plate for my future father in law for father’s day. it was the fastest i’ve ever painted something at the pottery place, usually i have to come back several times to get it all done. it’s also the simplest thing i’ve ever painted. i feel like the sides are very plain and i wanted to add more, but i tend to overdo it sometimes, and my sister and her friend said it looks good as is, so i (very hesitantly) decided to leave it alone. we shall see how it turns out after it’s been fired.
aside from working very diligently on my “wedding quilt” for our engagement pictures (in less than 2 weeks i might add!) i’ve also begun some other wedding crafting. this is a sneak peek of just one of those items. i’m a little over half way done quilting, and have made a plan of action to get it finished in the few remaining days i have left.
i began working on heather’s turn for our round trip quilts. i still need to do a paper pieced word (explore), and want to make at least two mini cranes to go with this one. better get on that! i don’t even know when the send off date is, yikes!
i’ve also almost finished both panels for my senna tote. something i shouldn’t even be working on really, but i’m jealous of ashlee’s and want my own! lol. also, i tried qayg (quilt as you go, for all of my non quilting friends) and it is so much easier than i thought it would be. don’t know why i was afraid to try it for so long. it’s addicting really, and freeing, since there are no rules. it’s so much fun, i find myself coming back to this when i should be doing other things!
i finished this cute little yellow courthouse steps pillow for my god daughter archer’s birthday present. i made it to match the amazing yellow and low volume courthouse steps quilt her mother (my dear friend ashlee) made for her.
for archer’s brother, griffin, i made a nautical themed wooden tote. ashlee and tyler plan to decorate his room in a nautical theme (perhaps because his dad, tyler, was in the navy?? just an inkling). i had made archer one of these totes when ashlee was still pregnant with her, and ashlee dropped a few hints that they would love for griffin to have one too. so of course i obliged
i also went to two baby showers, however, sadly, one of my pictures got erased. 😦 sadness. i work with jessica, and her and her husband have decided to be surprised by the sex of their baby. but, because her husband is a hunter, they do know that they want the nursery to look like a “baby log cabin.” i had the perfect fabric for the job! it’s flannel, so super soft for baby, brown, light green, and cream…pretty neutral colors, and has foxes, bears, and bunnies on it! i made a tiny drawstring bag and packed it with baby travel items (lotion, wipes, powder, etc.) then, i made a bapron (bib + apron), and a matching burp cloth. the burp cloth is quilted on one side, and flannel on the other…super absorbent for baby’s messes. the best part though, is that it has a contour to fit comfortably around your neck. i also got her one of the eric carle books that features woodland animals.
and finally, although i DEFINITELY shouldn’t have, i broke out tula pink’s city sampler. i already had some old blocks in there that were made with the dreaded broadcloth (before i knew better) and were just overall crappy, so i threw those away without shedding a tear. i then made these three crosses and haven’t touched it again since. lol. i really need to get my craft ADD under control!!
of course my “current” to do list has over 15 items on it, and that’s not even everything i have to do. ugh. oh yea! i did finish a mini quilt, but since it is for a private swap, i can’t share it yet. i am VERY excited to though!! it turned out awesome!
alright, time to go post on the non crafty blog and try to squeeze a movie in before bedtime!