Monday, March 21, 2011

What I achieved this week

Last week I decided to make a list of crafts I would finish by today. I didn’t put a lot on it, only to make four baby hats, lots of votives and a cover for my e-reader.

Since I started to clean for my neighbor last Monday, she bought 8 new microfiber wash towels. They were wonderful, but way to big for my small hands. I took them home and resized them. Some I cut in thirds and some in fourths like the one below. Now they are the perfect size and I can’t wait to try them out next week when I go cleaning again.

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My daughter Isabel wanted to bring her two Bibles to church, but didn’t have a proper bag to carry them in. I had some left over horse print fabric from a pillowcase I made her for Christmas and some drop cloth and from that came a Reversible Bible  Bag. She loved it so much she even took it with her filled with her wallet and some other little trinkets when we went out shopping this weekend.

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My favorite this week and also the most painful project was the Jacket I made for my SONY E-reader. I hand sewed this and managed to push the butt end of a very thick needle into my fingers twice. I have barely been able to pick up anything using my right hand thumb and index finger the past few days. I used this tutorial to make it, but had to change it a little since my E-reader is different than the Kindle. There are things I would do different next time I make one, but it works well for me and I love the fabrics and colors I chose for it.


I made 15 more votives in sets of three. The design is very simple but I like them.

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I know this is an old picture of the original hat and the first one I made. I have now tweaked the pattern to fit better and made two more hats. Unfortunately, my model did not want to cooperate today and I didn’t get any pictures of it yet.


For this next week I have planned to make a sleeve for my husbands new Ipad, more baby hats, paint one picture and who knows maybe I will find time to relieve myself of one other of my craft itches. It is a hard life having crafty ADD ;)

What are you up to this week?


Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Great job on getting so many projects done! They look great! I love the jacket...even though I don't have a reader:)

Anna said...

Great job! Very creative!

Morgan said...

Good for you!! That's great!

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