First of all, a little catch up! I was in the table runner swap and my camera once again went on the blink so I didn't get to post the table runner I got from Dayna at Scottie Acres....I am in love with it....I love the colors and I love batiks so it was the perfect one for me....She also mentioned that she used her go cutter and I thought that was so cool. I don't have one, but I would like one someday...(that and a lot of other crafty, sewing goodies, but that is another whole subject.)
She also sent me a bag of things that is right up my alley...Buttons, ribbon, little books and frames...All the stuff that I love and use a lot! Thanks Dayna so much. I actually have my runner on my big square slate coffee table and it looks so pretty...
Have I mentioned lately that I am absolutely poor as a church mouse? Well I am. There are so many things I want to do, and just can't so this year it is truly a homemade year. In fact, it is a make handmade "with what you have" year...The grand babies I am hoping to be able to send something to, but for every one else I am making them something. Last year I just wasn't up to anything but this year, I am enjoying the process, broke or not. I keep thinking I am going to win the damn Publishers Clearing House thingie, but so far it hasn't happened even though they flood my email and I enter like a fool every time. Does anyone really know anyone that has won anything from them? I figure being a fool and having a little hope isn't costing me anything.
Ok, so right now as I sit pounding away on my laptop, surrounded by the huge mess I have created while creating, I guess I better show what I have been doing...
I have been making jewelry out of clay. I saw a free pattern at Michaels and took some clay and fishing line over to my sister Julie's house and showed her how to make these. Of course, I didn't know either, but I played the craft expert and luckily they turned out really pretty. But now I cant give her one for Christmas...I should've thought of that!
I am so proud of her...She has started sewing! She made some I pad bags and they turned out great. I have tried to get her to sew before and I went with her while she bought fabric! Woo hoo....Of course I was the expert on that too....I think I am going to make her a really cute pincushion and some pins with toppers...She is like me, she loves pink so it will be fun for me to make. I have lots of pink fabric pieces.
I also started painting a poetry journal and all the pages are drawn and painted. It has been an ambitious project to say the least.
Then I have made a few ornaments...here is a bird..
I like to make ornaments...I guess that is why I do the ornament swap every month that Val hosts...
And finally, I made three more hexagons...I still am sewing them on my machine and it seems to work out fine. Maybe someday I will catch up with Maria and make a quilt out of mine...I have no clue how to put them together, but I guess I will figure that out later!
The rest of what I have been making I cant show yet, but I will soon.
I hope you all are enjoying this season....Now I need to pick up that mess....Melinda