09 February 2011

Blogger's Pillow Party

Hello again!  Remember me...and my pillow?  :D  Yes, I just showed you this, but you know what, I'm going to enter it into the Blogger's Pillow Party.  I don't think I'll win, but it'll be fun! (And there's always a crazy chance.)
Blogger's Pillow Party
I'm supposed to talk about my pillow.  What can I say?  I was searching in my template/ruler bin and a little picture of a spiderweb block caught my attention on the tag of this triangle ruler thing I'd never used.  (I'd tell you what the ruler's called except I can't find it.  How do I misplace things so easily?!?)  Don't ask me why, but I instantly thought I should make a pillow with it.

So I went about digging through my bins looking for some fabrics.  I did my best to join them haphazardly (I tend to be rather obsessive with that sort of thing).  No two fabrics are the same on one side, but the back has the same fabrics as the front.  Clear as mud?   I knew I wanted a button in the center (that's my favorite part).  I'd thought about doing some stitching between the sections and what not, but it's busy enough as is.  Overall I'm pretty happy with it.  :)

Right now it's sitting on my white couch where it's very happy.  But I made it with my new craft room in mind.  I plan to have a nice white, cozy chair in there and this guy will be so happy on it, don't you think?

Thanks for listening to me stretch for something to say about my little pillow!  :D  Wish me luck!!!

07 February 2011

Ready for Friday!

Yes!  I'm already ready for Friday.  That's what happens after a disappointing weekend.  It's sad, because there were elements that could have made it great, like buying a new stove and refrigerator.  I won't go into the details, so let's go right to my finish...

I wish I could say I was super happy with my new pillow.  It was so much better in my head.  :)  But it'll look nice and bright against the white couch, and I promise myself to try not to focus on the sewing and such.  Which button do you like better?  Did you notice they were different?  My favorite is the blue.  I was going to do a white button on one side, but I can't find my white fabric!!!  Needless to say (yet again) I can't wait to get my stuff out of bins!  After 20 minutes I gave up looking for it.  I'm lucky I found my super long needle to attach them!

So that's a finish!  Is it my first this year?  I think so...  That's pretty darn good, for me.  (Well, I did make this little handle cover thing for this plastic basket that digs into my hand.  But I'm not showing you that until I do a better job on it.  I rushed and it shows.  And I only finished one of them.)

My hexagon papers should be arriving somewhat soon.  I'm excited to get started on that again.  Please, oh please, don't let this motivation disappear before they get here!  :D 

Hope you had a better weekend!  :)

03 February 2011

Do you know what's good about today?

adding to my collection of 30's squares
It means tomorrow is Friday!  :D  Don't get me wrong, today hasn't been a bad day or anything, but my motivation left me a good hour into it.  Now I'm ready for the weekend.  I just hope we do something fun...I want to drive to and then walk somewhere!  (Not said with excitement, but with determination...)

So I believe I mentioned that I've been (what I would call) productive lately.  Well yesterday I read about a Project-a-Day challenge of sorts and decided I'd join!   I want to stop thinking and start doing!  My only real goal/resolution this year was to do something each week.  It could be the tiniest thing, just so I could say something was done or worked on.  Taking this challenge seemed to fit right in, only in boot-camp style, taking my 'something a week' idea and making it 'something a day.'  So far I've kept up...yes, I do realize it's only the 3rd, and that I haven't actually done anything yet today, but still! :)  Though for me blogging could totally count. For whatever reason it takes me forever to do...

So anyway, this is what I worked on yesterday.  Some petals for another petal pillow like I made for Chris.  I just loved hers so much, I must have one too!  0:)

I didn't bother taking a picture of the previous day's project because it's disappointing.

I'm half-way with my strippy project.  I just need to buy something to complete it, which I'll be doing this weekend.  

Also, last week(?) I started making some hexagons while I waited for my boy after school.  I'm very excited about this project...I'm making it in anticipation for the completion of my craft room...which is nowhere in sight.  :D   I was going at such a great pace until I ran out of the papers!!!  But I ordered some and they're on their way.  There's no way I'm making my own! (lazy)

So, you see, though various things are trying to thwart me, I'm getting things done.  And (knock on wood) I plan to complete all three of these projects soon.  There's no reason I shouldn't be able to...beside my intense laziness.   Wish me luck!  :)

Hope to chat with you soon!

EDIT:  The fabric for the hexagons is a mix of 30's repros I've been collecting over the years...so there's no specific collection.  (They're rather addicting!  :D)