Saturday, March 16, 2013

new crafty self

Lately I have had the strangest thing happen to me. I actually wanted to do a craft project. And then DID it! Wow. I may faint in shock at myself.

This is truly remarkable. I have purchased all our christmas stockings, thinking I would never in my life want to make one. When Ila wears her R2D2 winter hat, everyone asks me if I made it. NOT a chance in PROVO! Instead I bought it on etsy. While I am still of the NOT-a-chance variety when it comes to the R2D2 hat, I am now thinking maybe I should decorate the plain christmas stockings I bought someday. But these are side thoughts.

I recently made a blanket for a friend's baby shower gift. (Sam Hall, to be precise:) She is registered at target. My thinking went like this: I don't want to drive all the way to target. I'd rather drive to the fabric store since it's closer and make a blanket. (Let us not discuss how the total sum of time involved is skewed in the direction of fabric store. I did say it was "the strangest thing" after all.)

And here it is! The first blanket I ever made. Using this tutorial and 1 3/4 yard of fleece each side. (which turned out to be pretty big. Another friend made me a blanket just like this, though smaller and more baby size, which I think she must have used 1 yard. I have already purchased more fabric to make this again for another baby shower gift, and got 1 yard this time.)

And there's more. I've been looking into DIY clothing sewing projects. SHOCKING. And I might even try to crochet. (Don't pass out mom.) And maybe I'll even start making that quilt that I have had the fabric for the last 15 years. (Although that is still far out there.)

Maybe this is a phase that I will come out of next week. But maybe it is here to stay. We shall see.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Very cute!

So long, and thanks for all the fish.