I thought I would make my first post back in a while about crafting. I have been a busy bee lately. We are just about done with the baby's room with a few finishing touches to go along with trim etc... that probably won't happen for a while but I am comfortable with it the way it is now. Pictures will follow once we get some nice light. I am due for a belly related self portrait, too. Perhaps this weekend...
I have been sewing madly since Kevin moved the fish tank and I now have a sewing spot back again. Unfortunately it is an albatross in the living room but once we do some more moving around and storing 'stuff'' I will be able to unearth the nice leather top antique table which is smaller and more attractive. Much better than the white folding table with a sheet on top. But, it is certainly functional and I am very happy for it!
I have been turning my nesting sewing on myself most recently. Is that fair? I'm not sure if it is but it is happening anyway. I like to have multiple projects going at once - especially ones that are transportable. This is an Alabama Chanin dress that I have been thinking about since I bought the 2nd book. It is the inked and quilted dress. You may remember photos of the stencil I was cutting out a while back. I got a wind of energy and finished that and dug out the fabric paint I had bought ages ago and got to work. I took over the 'man cave' (garage) for a day and Eliot and Kevin gave me enough space that I got it done in one fell swoop.
Now is the most time consuming part the quilting. After the stencil was done I drew around all of the shapes with a sharpie and now I am slowly stitching away at the dress. I figure it will be a good project to work on here and there since I'm not really a knitter. I hope by the time I am done I will fit into it!
Some other projects I have going on include:
- Stenciling curtains for both Eliot and Baby
- A baby quilt that is in the design phase
- I want to make some receiving blankets like these
- Alabama Bucket Hat for Eliot with Dragons and Bats (his request)
- Lots of other things that I will hopefully post about sooner than later...