Envelope Project

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Challenge - Day 9

Another fun evening spent playing with yarn.  Awhile back I made a couple of coasters using a cardboard template, yarn and scrap fabric strips.

 
Tonight I made a coaster using a plastic template made for weaving hats.  The plastic hoops came in 4 sizes and I used the 2nd smallest size which limited the size of the coaster.  Oh, yeah, I didn't weave a hat, I used the loom to make a coaster.  I plan on using the next larger size for the next coaster or trivet that I make.
 


 

These could become habit forming.  So much FUN to make!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Challenge - Day 8

I had so much fun with yesterday's envelope that I decided to do another one today.  Another lunchtime activity.


It's been awhile since I've crocheted so tonight I got out the hook and some yarn and tried to figure it out from memory.  I think I've figured it out, but I didn't get anything made.  I'm still practicing.  It feels good.

Challenge - Day 7

It's been awhile since I've drawn my envelopes.  So, yesterday I drew this puppy at lunchtime.  So much FUN!  As soon as I find the rest of my paints and markers I'll be a very happy camper.

 
Don't you think it'd be fun to receive or send a letter in this envelope?  We should write more letters. 

Challenge - Day 6

My friend, Donna (from Donna's Lavender Nest) gave me this pattern because she's so sweet.  I decided that I would take a break from sewing bags and give this a whirl. 
 
Now that my camera is working again, I should take more pictures.  This is a cute little apron that took longer to make than I expected.  If I make it again, I will change up a few of the construction details that should make it easier (at least for me!). 

Okay, so tonight I will post Day 7 & 8 (need pictures) and then I think I'll be back up to speed.  WooHoo. 

Note:  Fabric is from my purchases at Quilt Market and I'm using it for my yoga bags.  I don't think I've posted any pictures of them, so I'll try to do that soon.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Challenge - Day 5

As promised my camera is back.  Yay!

Day 5 was a most productive day.  As many of you know, a few years back I purchased an inordinate amount of fabric from a woman who was closing up shop.  I bought the fabric sight unseen and even though it was very exciting receiving all of those boxes in the mail, it seems I have barely made a dent in my stash.  What the heck was I thinking??? . . .

 Day 5 included making more blocks for the scrap quilt
 
When this quilt is finished it will include a sample of most of the fabrics I purchased.
 
And since I will not be including this quilt in the giveaway, I will instead give away a generous amount of fabric.  This will be great for anyone who is making charity quilts.  Be sure to visit again in June when the giveaway is announced.  Of course, I hope you'll visit every day of this challenge, but I understand, we all get busy.  No worries.
 
And in case anyone forgot how much fabric I have, here's a little reminder.  Unfortunately this is not all of it!  Yikes!!
 

 


No Worries

I know . . . I'm late in posting Days 5 and 6, but rest assured, lots of creating took place.  Unfortunately the camera has decided that it needs a vacation and has temporarily dug its heels in and refused to cooperate in my project.  Heavy sigh! 

Tonight I will beat the camera into submission (kidding) and hopefully take and post pictures of my latest creations.  Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Challenge - Day 4

The temperature dropped a little bit yesterday and this morning I got in a 2.5 mile run in beautiful weather.  And then it was a good day for creating.  I'm still working on the pile of scraps so here is today's additions to the giveaway pile.  Yes, I think June will shape up to be a good month for giveaways.  Yay!
 

My little great niece turned one last weekend.  I decided I wanted to make her a doll so here are a couple of prototypes.  They are still works in progress.

 

I had a handmade Raggedy Ann doll growing up and I loved that doll.  Designing and making these dolls brought back sweet memories.  Maybe Baby B. will enjoy her rag doll just as much as I did.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Challenge - Day 3

I see a theme developing here.  I'm pretty sure I'll find something to make this weekend other than wristlets.  It's nice to have these quilted scraps though.  Easy peasy!



Here's to a great crafting weekend to all of you!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Challenge - Day 2

I've decided to add another dimension to this challenge.  I will only create with the materials I have on hand.  I hope to see some of my lovely scrappiness get used up.  Win-win!! 

I came home from work tonight and banged this puppy out.  It has a matching yoga bag and travel bag that I will take pictures of and post at a later date.  Let me know if you're interested in ANY or ALL of the products.  They are gorgeous in person and oh, so functional!

7" x 4" quilted wristlet
(yesterday's wristlet was 9" x 4")
 
This project was super easy and fun and I feel like I need to go back into the studio and make something else.  I think I would, but tomorrow is a work day for me.  Heavy sigh.

It's So Challenging!

I had good intentions this year to post more blog entries.  Uh, we see how well that's going, huh?!

So, I've decided to set me a challenge.  For the next 58 days I'm going to create something and then post my little ole creation.  At the end of 58 days, it'll be my birthday.  Maybe I'll wrap up all these little creations and have a big unwrap party on my birthday.  WooHoo!  Or better yet, maybe I'll wrap up all these little creations and have a big giveaway at the end.

Anyways, life may get in the way and I may miss a post or two, but there will definitely be 58 days of creating so let the FUN begin. 

Here's day 1:
 
How do you like the new logo?
 
 
 
So, there it is kids. . . Day 1 - a nice little wristlet.