Monday, April 27, 2009

Crochet Project

I've never done a crochet project other than really simple single crochet ones - so this was a step for me. My sister-in-law patiently helped me the whole way through and didn't make fun when I had to take it apart to fix it and took months to finish! But it's finally done - yea!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Craft Overload...and Loving it

(Excuse the photography)

I have been engulfed in crafts lately. After cleaning the house and doing homework, and in between taking care of the baby, I have a bit of time to work on my many projects I have started. My mom made my Afton this fabulous quilt:

And gave me the scraps, so I made this quilt top:

and back:
Since I have never put a quilt together, it's still in these two pieces. I have also discovered the greatness of English Paper Piecing. I got the idea from here at Craftsanity, and the instructions from here

And I'm making a mini one, for a doll blanket or something. 
I did it a little bit different than the instructions though. I got the precut fabric from my aunt who got it from her mom who got it from her daughter who got it from her sister-in-law who got it from her mom. In other words, it's been through a lot of people and it's probably 50's fabric. The fabric's pretty cool and like Shayla said, if you hold onto something long enough, it'll come back in style. 
I'll post more pictures when I get more of them done.

I made this plastic bag holder cause I had them all over the place. 
I also LOVE these. Dorset Buttons. All you need is plastic rings, embroidery floss (I just use the cheap stuff) or yarn and a large eye, blunt end needle. They are so fun. 
I plan on putting them on crocheted hats or even a scrapbook page. I got the idea from craftstylish. And whenever I get to it, I'm making this scrappy quilt. I plan on having a jean back and it will be an outside quilt. This is one of the blocks. It looks ugly when put together but that's why it's being used outdoors.

PHEW:  that's all for now. Notice how all of these are started but most are not finished :) My favorites right now are the paper quilting and the dorset buttons. You can take them anywhere, even on car rides.