Sunday, November 29, 2009

more finishes

Some more of my recently finished things. The red white and blue angel was made with a 6 inch cookie cutter and is the proper size. The Christmas one is made with a 3 1/2 cookie cutter and is the same pattern. Apparently I crochet very tightly. I made the little one first not realizing how far off my gauge is so i had to remake her. So now i have 3 angels, one little one and 2 big ones even if i did not get a picture of the Christmas big one.
The first one of these 2 quilts is made from swap blocks from about a year ago i think. I need to post pics of the quilting i did-my first ever feathers! The other one is a combination of rows from 2 different row robins also from last year. I've got another top made from the rest of the rows but have not found a back for it yet.

opening night

We did it! We made it to opening night! I watched the preformance friday night and was really impressed with all the kids. And the grownups too of course! It was a lot of fun to watch but i'm glad that today is the last show, cause i'm wiped out! Sami is in the first 2 pictures as a porcealian doll. She's the one in the brown dress. And Jason is the only mouse with long pants cause he's the only boy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Catching up

I'm so far behind I think i'm ahead! This is going to be mostly a picture post so I can catch myself up on what i've gotten done lately and what's next. So from the top: black and white churn dash quilt from a swap last year, 2 tote bags that will be donated to the dance team as door prizes, 2 pairs of flannel sleep pants for ds, one stack of swap blocks, 4 fancy towels for Christmas gifts, 3 runners/table toppers from the "Holly Jolly" charm packs that I started last year, and one not so impressed model for the 14 soldier costumes I altered and added new trim to for the Nutcracker Ballet that will finally be over next weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Finished by friday

I promised myself that I'd finish at least one small crafty project every day for the rest of the year. Now I am sure that I am probably not going to be able to keep it up but so far I'm doing good. Some of the projects I've got lined up are 10 or 20 minute projects, but that's OK. Its still something i want to do and hopefully this list will keep me on track. So far I've finished 5 off the list of 17. I'll keep adding to the list as i think of things. The list has projects from across the spectrum on it, everything from swap blocks, sleep pants, baby quilts, towels to applique all the way to the candle decorations I've already finished and crochet doll clothes. So here's pictures of the first 5. Two afghans, the red white and blue one will probably get donated to the women's shelter or something similar. The multi colored one that i obviously used differing dye lots on is for the dog's kennel. The candles were just gussied up by adding vellum and some peel and stick rhinestones. I made up several more for christmas but since i only have 3 candles i'll have to wait to use them. And since the christmas ones are still flat they will stay nice and not get crumpled. The hand towels just got some ribbon added to store bought towels. I've made up 4 that match and have 2 more pairs in different colors to do still. All 8 of those will end up as christmas gifts for neighbors or coworkers i think. I made 2 of the runner and they have been sitting for quite a while in the finished pile even though they really weren't. I had never done the blanket stitching around those stars. And now i can't even remember why?