After about 2 1/2 weeks, I slowly started getting my energy back. Since then, I have been very, VERY busy getting Mt. Laundry done, cleaning up the pigsty of a house, and getting some food in the house.... along with spending as much time in my craft room as possible trying to work on Christmas gifts, along with a bunch of little projects that have come up.
So, without further ado.... here's a recap of what I've been up to (WARNING: REALLY LONG POST AHEAD!!!):
1. Puppy Shower Gifts
I finished up the Bones Quilt I was working on for my girlfriend's "puppy shower," and I also managed to whip up a self-binding receiving blanket with some adorable doggie flannel I found at JoAnn's.
Bones Quilt Project Details:
- Started: September 21, 2014 Finished: September 26, 2014
- Pattern: "Boutique Bones" by 627 Handworks
- Fabrics: Pink & Black dog fabric from a fat quarter bundle from JoAnn's, Pink Kona Solid for the binding, Black Kona Solid for the backing
- Thread: Connecting Threads - Sweet Pink
- Batting: Warm & Natural
Self-Binding Receiving Blanket Details:
- Started: September 26, 2014 Finished: September 26, 2014
- Pattern: Self-Binding Receiving Blanket from Missouri Star
- Fabrics: Dog-Themed Snuggle Flannel and Hot-Pink Snuggle Flannel from JoAnn's
- Thread: Coats & Clark - White All-Purpose Thread (construction stitching), Coats & Clark - Hot Pink (Top Stitching)
- Batting: None
2. Fall Friendship Braid Table Runner (For My Mom)
Ever since I saw the video tutorial that Missouri Star did on their Friendship Braid/Binding Tool Table Runner, it's been on my "To-Do" list. Snagged up a fall-themed Jelly Roll from Missouri Star and got to work. I even managed to so some free-motion quilting on it for practice. Didn't turn out perfect, but definitely better than the first few times I practiced.
Friendship Braid/Binding Tool Table Runner Details:
- Started: September 27, 2014 Finished: September 29, 2014
- Pattern: Friendship Braid Table Runner by Fons & Porter
- Fabrics: Harvest Song Jelly Roll by Cheryl Haynes for Benartex, Kona Cotton - Cappuchino Yardage (Solids, Border, & Binding), Unbleached Muslin (Backing)
- Thread: Connecting Threads - Espresso
- Batting: Warm & Natural (Pieced together scraps from other projects)
3. Mini-Cornhole Bean Bags
all the info. We bought the boards and some spray paint, but couldn't find any of the bean bags to go with it. This is when it pays to have a crafty wife.... I can make them :) I got four cheapie bandana's (two of each color in their company colors) and a couple bags of bean bag filler. I cut the bandanas into 4" squares, sewed them using a 1/2" seam allowance on three sides, filled up the bag with beans (weighed each bag so they were all the same), and then sewed the opening shut using my machine. Easy peasy! I ended up making eight bags of each color, plus I still had two bandanas left so I made little draw-string carrying bags for them using a tutorial from The Crafting Gemini on YouTube. Not much to them, and got them all done in one night.... kinda impressed Hubby with that one ;-)
I really didn't do too much of the board with the exception of cutting the logo out with vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo. Hubby put a couple base coats of neon orange and then I applied the vinyl.
|Sorry about the shadow of my arm!!! Lol. Photo was taken in my garage|
Once the vinyl was on, Hubby painted over the whole thing with black glitter spray paint. Once it was dry, all we had to do was remove the vinyl and.... VOILA!
After a couple of coats of crystal clear top coat, they are ready to go :-)
4. Yellow Brick Road Quilt (for my Grandma for Christmas)
5. Knitting Project: Baby Blanket
6. Halloween Costume
Cricut brand Pink Glitter Iron-On Vinyl. I used my Silhouette Cameo again to cut the camera and words out of the vinyl and then just ironed it on. Came out really cute, and it was a REALLY comfy costume considering it was like 50 degrees and raining the day of the party.
7. Walking Dead Shirt (for Hubby)
Hubby loved his Comic Book shirt so much that I promised I would make him lots more. When I saw an email from JoAnn's about this Walking Dead Fabric, I just knew he NEEDED a shirt! He is DJ-ing a party on the 1st that is a "Zombie Theme" party, so this shirt will be perfect for him to wear :-) With this being the 4th shirt I've made from this pattern... I'm getting pretty good at it. Lol
Walking Dead Shirt Details:
- Started: October 24, 2014 Finished: October 25, 2014
- Pattern: McCall's M2149
- Fabric: Walking Dead Cotton from JoAnn's
- Notions: 4 - 3/4" Black Buttons
- Thread: Coats & Clark - Black All-Purpose Thread
Linking up to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and Fabric Tuesday at A Quilt Story.