Thursday, May 31, 2007

This and That

I sold my first item from my Etsy Shop! I was almost sad to see my little bag go. ;) I also sold some stuff on Ebay and now I have money to buy more yarn and other craft items. I made 6 felted glass cases for the shop with all the wool yarn leftovers I had. They are really easy to make but my hands told me afterwards that they had had enough.

The baby quilt is finished and ready to be packed and given. The baby shower is this Sunday. I also made a card for the occasion. If I may say so, it is definitely one of my better quilts. I always do my best work when I make something for someone I care about. And my sewing machine was really cooperating and not giving me any problems while quilting it. Good Girl! ;)

I also finished the two crochet baby blankets but for some reason I cannot get a good picture of them.
My dad will be getting one of my felted glass cases for Father's Day and I made a card for him too.

Now that all this is finished I will dedicate the next week to catching up with my WOBQ blocks, several of them are rather complicated and I did not want to make them just in between other projects. I am still behind with my 12 x12 x12 challenge pieces but for some reason I can't find the motivation to do them.

I have a knitted sweater for myself in the works and once that is finished I have at least three new projects lined up. I am also still working on the pink baby blanket.

The weather keeps getting warmer and warmer and we are having some air quality problems. We try to go walking in the evening as often as possible and I found that if I go even though I don't feel like doing it I feel much better afterwards. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are church nights so we can't go anyway. We decided to make up for that by walking 1 hour on the remaining days rather than a half hour.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

WIP Wednesday

I have not done one of these in a while, so here it goes. These are a few things I am currently working on.
A bunch of granny squares for two baby blankets. I had originally started with a different pattern for the blue yarn, but it got too big and I did not really like it. I undid what I had and started over.

A baby quilt in blue and yellow, using 6" snowball blocks. I just bought the fabric for the border and hope to get it basted by the end of the week.

I just bought myself a bunch of yarn for a jacket. It is Icelandic Jewels by Yarn Bee and was on sale at Hobby Lobby - I never can resist a yarn sale. ;)

And I made the last bags for my Etsy Shop last week. Five small and one big cotton bag. I still have to take "official" photos and list them. I am going to take a break from bags for a while unless somebody orders one in a specific color (hint, hint).

I am also working on my 12 x 12 x 12 piece for May and I am - once again - hopelessly behind. For some reason I don't like working with a deadline, it turns on my old school behaviour - do anything else except what you are supposed to do. ;)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bags, bags and more bags!

Making these bags is like eating potato chips, you just can't stop at one. :) The pattern is so quick and easy, I decided to make a bunch of the little felted ones and offer them in my Etsy Shop. I also made two more of the bigger cotton ones, one for myself - in purple and yellow - and one that our pastor's wife asked me to make for her - in turquoise and white. So I actually sold my first bag! I also made a small cotton one for her little daughter, who knows, maybe all the little girls will want one too. ;)