Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Projects

I've found that I suck at this. Unless I have something to brag about. Here's what I have to brag about.

1. I recently finished my first ever embroidery project. This purple pillow. Hand-embroidered by yours truly.
2. And this one is a big deal - I finished my first ever quilt that actually required lots of cutting, sewing, piecing, and hand-quilting. Yes, I hand quilted this guy. And a good portion of the corners lined up. Are you impressed? Luckily I had it quilted and just the binding left to do when my sister had her baby (about 3 weeks early and at a fire station when they didn't have time to get to the hospital). I finished the binding the day after she was born. All I can say is - Natalia - I'd better be your favorite aunt.
3. And this one I can't really brag about, so much as be grateful for grandmas and good timing. I had the idea to create an earring holder by getting an old frame, getting some wire sort of screening from somewhere and somehow putting it in the frame. Realistically, that was never going to happen. Then I was at my grandma's house one day and while walking out I saw these leaning against the side of the house. I asked about them and the plan was to take them to Goodwill. They are the most perfect things I've ever seen. And required zero effort and zero money. Magic! Look at the details! Perfectly worn paint, and I organized my earrings by color in the different spaces. Sometimes I feel like the universe aligns just for me.

6 comments:

danniey said...

Aweomse! Congratulations! I have so many projects that I need to finish. Don't you love it when it all works out for you to get something done! I am glad you posted your blog on facebook, now I can follow it!

what kind of a name is abra said...

Those were at Grandma's????? I totally would have swiped them first if I had seen them, I have a bit of a hoarding problem when it comes to architechture stuff- windows, doors, shutters.... they make me drool. Love what you've done with them!! PS- Are you coming down for THanksgiving?? We should do an art project.

preethi said...

I am amazed by the quilt. I'm starting a t-shirt quilt, but have only gotten as far as cutting out the pieces. Also, I used a sewing machine for the first time a couple of weeks ago! :)

Jaime said...

Congrats on the projects! I love being creative... my next project is to learn to decorate cakes. I'm pretty sure I'll blog about it when I have something cool to take pictures of. :)

Sarra Eaton said...

Those screens are breathtaking. I've always wanted to make one of those too but then I did the teacup thing instead. You are totally my favorite aunt now. That quilt is so killer! What is up with your craftiness- quilts, penguin tuques, its out of control.

Cammie said...

WOW!! You are so talented! The purple pillow is so dreamy and perfect. I love it--all of it!