Sunday, January 31, 2010

I don't think I'll make one again

I just realized that I never showed certain interested people what Danny's comforter looked like as a finished product (it took entirely too long, almost a month and I don't think I'll ever make another one like it again)

...So hear it is.

And no his bed isn't really "made"...I just threw the covers up. And the big lump underneath is a handful of stuffed animals. Surprise, surprise ('s just not worth the fight.)

This comforter/quilt was a pain in the butt to make. I started with 2 very soft, very stretchy blankets. Both the front and back are striped. There is a thin piece of batting inside. Since it is fleece and will not fray...I overlapped the stripes seams, but when sewing together the front and back, I hid the seams. To keep the batting from slipping, I hand tied it, every 6 inches or so. The outcome was exactly what I was looking for, though.

Any thoughts?

PS It was a little dark in the room , but I think you'll get the gist of it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

I need a light box!

I bought the materials. I just need to put it together.

I had now idea just how bad my pictures were until I tried to post a new item. I had used photo editing software and used the auto fix...when I tried to post the item on Etsy...4 out of the 5 pictures were too big to fit. I cannot post a new purse with only one picture, especially when it doesn't even show the whole thing. Here's the before picture.

I am going to attempt to make a collapsible light box out of foam core board. I'll post new pictures and a picture of the box as well. Hopefully, it will be collapsible.

Today! And take pictures as well.

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's been forever...

I know it has been forever since I've written a post. I really have so much to say that I have nothing to know what I mean?...I do not know where to start.

I've made a New Year's resolution..."Stop dawdling and do the work you need to do." Period. End of sentence! And I'm talking in the home and in my "shop".

After I figure out what's wrong with the nerves in my arms, maybe it will make things easier to deal with. In the meantime...just keep pushing, as long as it doesn't cause too much pain. I just need to deal with the numbness and tingling.

What I really need to do is figure out a schedule to follow...maybe it will make me more consistent.

Hey...I can dream right?