Finally....socks. I've been trying to knit socks FOREVER, and they just frustrated the bejeezes out of me and many a sock was thrown across the room during one of my temper tantrums (blush). But Finally I have a PAIR of socks. I started knitting these at my nieces first birthday....she's now 2 1/2years old. I love the feel of them so much I've almost completed a 2nd pair. Now lets see if I complete them in under a year :)
The kids made a very cool piece of art today.
They used up a pile of old alphabet and number stickers from my scrapbooking stash and a blank canvas I had lying around. It needed a spray of craft glue as they had lost their stick over the past 5 years since I bought them haha.
I might get them to make a set for my craft room wall.
I'm trying to get ontop of all my clutter, we've spent the past 2 weeks decluttering our house in a big way. In an attempt to keep my desktop clear I made some quick pen/tool holders. Just some tin cans, wrapping paper, ribbon and glue, Nice and simple and they are pretty cute :)
If anyone is interested I got the wrapping paper from a gift wrap party (like tupperware but with cards and ribbons and wrapping paper). The people that run them are Phoenix Trading.
I've decided that I want to make a quilt....this is my first attempt. I've been roaming various blogs and websites searching for something when i came across this quilt along at Old Red Barn Co. It's an old quilt along but it gives me the breakdown of what I need to make a quilt.
I am lucky enough to have an aunty who is an amazing quilter so hopefully I'll have a bit of guidance as needed along the way.
So this week I've been shopping for some quilting supplies, I have a new iron as it was time to retire my 10year old beast that no longer ironed very well and i bought a 12.5" square quilting ruler and some new machine feet :). Hopefully this is a good basis to what I'll be needing as I work on this quilt.
First up I had to choose some fabric...I chose the Ginger Blossom line by Sandi Henderson which was in my stash (oh yeah I'm trying to use stash fabric because hubby is building me my dream craft storage unit but the condition was I had to part with half my stash....so far I've cheated and vacuum packed it down so it takes up half the space until the unit is built and I'm hoping by doing a quilt for each of the girls I'll bring the stash down some more).
I washed, dried and ironed (I love my new iron) all the fabric and cut it up into 2 1/2 inch strips.
I'm now ready to start the sewing....check back in next week to see how far I get.
and if anyone else wants to join me in the quilt-a-long please do so. I need all the support I can get :)