February 5, 2009
Took me all of about 5 minutes to finish the four corners. Now I wait and see if new directions are posted!! Again I need this quilt for Sunday so I might have to search the Internet and see how to finish it. Thanks to everyone for your nice comments on the quilt!!
Now I am onto a new project. In the last edition of the you can make this newsletter, I seen a pattern for a Stay Dry Bathing Apron and Towel. I figured it would be a perfect addition to my baby shower gift. I’m having a bit of trouble with the patterns printing out the correct size but I think I might of got it close enough to work with it. I will let you all know how it turns out.
Here are pics of my finished quilt top.
February 3, 2009
These are the pictures I promised to go with post numero uno. Not the best pics but you get the idea.
February 2, 2009
I decided to post pictures of my first two sewing projects. The first was a diaper bag. I don’t think I ever 100% finished the inside but I still used it.
The second thing I made was Brady’s second Halloween costume. I was so excited to make this. I knew right after his first Halloween in 2004 what he was going to be in 2005. I had it pictured in my mind. Picked out just the perfect fabric. Cut it all out. Then sewed it together completly wrong!!! I was so upset I cried!! My mom ( who taught me to sew a few weeks before) helped me fix it so it was good enough. No one ever knew!! Which is how most of my projects turn out. N0t 100% perfect but good enough for me!
umm because I wanted to! LOL
Disclaimer: This is my very first blog and blog post. Hopefully I am doing this right.
I love being crafty or the idea of being crafty. I have a very hard time sticking with some thing. I have hundreds of dollars in scrapbook stuff. I made about 5 very cute pages, even won a local contest with one, and then never pulled the stuff out again. Maybe some day. I learned to crochet. Made 2 very cute baby blankets for my son and then I was done. Never pick up a hook again. Couldn’t even tell you how to being a chain. I would love to make a cute winter hat with ear flaps. Maybe some day. Sewing is the one hobby that I have stuck with. While I do have numerous unfinished projects, I tend to finish more then not. That is why my current project is great for me!! It’s broken into very small baby steps. So that way I keep feeling like I accomplished something and don’t want to give up when I get frustrated or bored. My current project come from the YCMT blog. ( Commercial break : I love this web site called You can make this. It has awesome patterns with very detailed instructions and pictures. Great for beginners and beyond!) The project started with a lonely bench and the writer of the YCMT blog looking for something to fill the benches loneliness. A month ago tomorrow she put the word out to join her in a sew along to make a Make-It-Up-As-You-Go Quilt. We are now on step 9 or in my case step 7 because I am lagging behind. I am thinking the top of the quilt is almost finished. Which is good because I want to give it away in 6 days as a baby shower gift. ( Not rushing anyone, obviously myself included!!! I’ll make the rest up if I have to!!) Then I am making 2 more for 2 other baby gift. If you know me and are having a baby soon please block the last few sentences from your mind!! I had every intentions of adding a pic of my quilts current state but of course the camera battery is dead. Will be back later to update.