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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

raven's quilt

so this took me forever to finish, mainly because the shit has hit the fan around here as they say. the binding is just on there with that heat bond stuff. i will eventually sew it on but i have been too lazy. but here it is in all its glory.

the knitted puppy is coming along slowly and i'm drafting my first pattern for clothing! the top of the dress is proving more difficult than i anticipated. wish me luck.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

what was i thinking?!?

i was moving my sewing desk today when i realized, its a craft in itself! i made my sewing desk with a pal over 2 years ago and it has served me well. i guessed on how big it should be based on my room at the time and i'm glad i made it so big. i bought the little baskets and then used those as guides for the shelves. its not the most beautiful thing, but its mine and i'm proud of it. we didn't have a table saw so we had to cut everything by hand. what that means is that it is all wonky. it work for me!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

some crafting

so, the knitted puppy is slow going. i just can't focus on it right now for some reason, i can't really focus on much of anything actually. however, i forced myself to sit down and bust these out. i'm bringing home a new kitten on monday and wanted something both to make him feel cozy and to have a way to get him used to my other cats' scents. while i was whipping up his blanket the other 2 cats decided they were going to take it over, so i did what any good crafty pet owner would do, i made them some too. these are just the tops, i have to find something good for the back, and i don't think i will be putting any batting on the inside, they don't really need to so warm, as i suspect they will be laying on them,not under them. anyhoo, here we go:
first is luna's quilt. then, raven's (he looks so good against red)
and then, phinneaus'. these are 24''x24''. not all the squares line up but hey, they're not too bad considering i only spent a few hours on them, and most of that time was spent cutting out all the damn squares.