Sunday, January 3, 2010

Starting 2010 out right, with finished projects!

So, here's a new tote bag that I made I think last weekend? I LOVE this fabric, it is just so cheery and fun! I'm planning to embroider on the pink strip. I have big plans for that block that I found at Goodwill for .49cents! I'm think mod podge and either fabric or fun paper....And then these plates were .49 cents each also and they are actually quite a bit lighter in person, very pretty.

So, I am in love with these little deer figures and I have them out on the table still because I figure they are not as obviously Christmas so I can enjoy them a little longer :) Anyways, I had two of these red ones, and they weren't as cute b/c the red had faded on the body part. So, I set out to flock them pink! The first one met an untimely death by Sam, he must have liked the way the glue smelled and chewed it up. Luckily for him I got it away from him before we could find out exactly how poisonous spray glue is.....So here's try #2 and I like the way it turned out, very fuzzy. The eyes were kind of tricky to get the black glitter just where I wanted it, but good enough. I also gave it some new glitter for its tail and antlers.

I finally, finally finished the advent calendar!!!! Oh man I was beginning to think I would never finish it! The idea was from this Thanksgiving one from the Moda Bake Shop and I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas one! And, it was fun - just took forever! It will be good to have it ready for next year!

Next up is this wreath - I saw the idea on the blog Vacuuming in High Heels, only that one I think was all white and I thought it would be fun and pretty in pink for Valentine's Day. I haven't glued on the hearts yet, but I think I might. I'm also thinking I will trim the edges to make them a little more even. I think it will look cute on the front door, it will be fun to come home to it for me, anyways!

Next is a project in process. I have been soooo intimidated by double pointed needles and haven't tried anything in a round knitting-wise because of it! But, I think I'm over it! I went into the yarn shop a few weeks ago and the nice lady in there showed me a little bit how to cast on and divide the stitches. Then yesterday I watched a tutorial online and realized exactly what I had been doing wrong that it didn't make sense! I was backwards! Instead of knitting on the outside of the stitches I was on the inside. Argh! No wonder it didn't look right! None of my books showed any detail past casting on and dividing the stitches, I guess it should be obvious where to stitch??? Anyways, I am so excited because as you can see, I am about halfway through my first fingerless mitten!! Of course I post the finished product when it's done!

1 comment:

roseylittlethings said...

just read through all of your posts I missed!you have been busy! love all your projects! the dolls crack me up! get your hair cut in a short a line reversed bob and grow your bangs a bit longer~