Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Last Winter / Praises to the Seam Ripper

Last winter I decided to start using up my scraps and I would just sew them together and later cut them up into squares.  At the time, I really really liked how it was turning out.  I took it out again yesterday and tried putting borders on it and all of a sudden I decided I did NOT like it this way.  So today is seam ripper day and I will take it all apart.  I think I might put a border around each square and try again.  I am not sure what color to use because I tried black and it was just too dark.  Any ideas??

Sorry picture is so bad...something about the sun coming in !!  LOL

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bored?? Make Felted Soap

It has been three weeks since my hip replacement and while I am getting better quickly, it is still a slow process.  I am making progress every day and for this I am thankful.  I noticed that I am somewhat bored yet I still have the concentration of a flea, so today I got creative and took down my box of roving and my bar of Dove soap and went to town.

Dove Soap


Side one

Side 2

Not bad for my first try!  I didn't have anymore soap in my house otherwise I would have gotten even more creative.  Let's see what tomorrow brings creatively!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Work in Progress

One of my side projects (pre hip surgery) was to take my old garden rake and make it into a necklace/electronic cord hanger.  When I found this project on Pinterest, it was for a necklace hanger but I keep all my electronic devices cords in my bathroom hanging from a sconce and decided this project would work for my cords.

I took the rake, sanded it well (I had no clue it was a yellow rake), painted it and now its waiting to go up on the wall.  Meanwhile, in my bathroom, I have taken most of the wallpaper down and stain glassed two areas under my mirror.

It all started one day while sitting on the toilet and the wallpaper next to me was peeling.  I have lived in this house for over 6 years and never liked or changed the ugly wallpaper in my bathroom.  So I started peeling the paper and then a day later as i was looking in the mirror, I realized that what I peeled off looked like my last boyfriend.  Tall, big bell, long torso, short legs and small ass.   In person, he was better looking and tall.  Remember he is my ex boyfriend.

This lead to more peeling and other doings in my bathroom.

I still don't have it on the wall because I need to finish taking the paper down and paint the room.  I think I might paint it a sage green.

Then I decided to stain glass part of my wall by the mirror.  This still isn't finished as I need to grout it and then it's done!  Just a small set back...

I completed the stain glass at both sides of the mirror.  I, obviously just don't have a picture of it.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm still here!

It's been a long while since my last post and all I can say is I have been taking care of myself physically.  I now have my new hip and am recovering well.  It's not like I haven't been crafting, sewing or being creative.  I just have had a different focus:  a more selfish focus.

I have expanded out some to where I am about to try batiking fabric scraps.  I am gathering all the equipment while I am recuperating and in two or three weeks I will make my first attempt.  I am excited about it as I am so into using up all my scraps and batiking will help me use up my muslin scraps.

Here are a few pics of what I have been doing the past few months.

 I am making this one for my dog sitter.  One of my dear friends took Chuck during my recuperation.

This one is for my friend who has been my nurse, my babysitter and dear friend who helped me thru the rough times.

This is some knitting projects I finished up on:  a draw string bag, an adult hat and a baby hat.

And this is my boy:  who I am missing and ready to get him back home!
Thank you to everyone for your help and support thru this!  Words can't express my appreciation!