Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Yes, I know that I probably should have avoided the flash, but you get the picture. I'm very proud of this hat.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Pie Making

Pumpkin, apple, blueberry and chocolate, oh my!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Last Colorado Totes

The left one has a double pocket worked into the front - one for pencils and lists and one for extra bags. Yay!

Just three more sets to make and two are already cut out. They're for Oregonians though so I'm not on quite the same time deadline.

I may become an addict



The magic of felting is terrifying in its power. Horribly misformed, grotesque shapes are magically transformed into usable objects. It fascinates me. I think I'll needle felt the final product a little though- still a little muppety.

Friday, December 19, 2008

More Snow!

Even the ugly tree is beautiful in its snowy coat.

So, Monday and Tuesday's snow days were expected (sort of) and I was resigned after Wednesday's late start and school on Thursday that we were going to be in school today. The temperature was just too high to get any snow to stick. Yay unpredictability! What a way to start winter break! No school until January 7.
Not only is it all winter wonderland out there but every so often it starts snowing great big, fluffy, Hollywoodesque flakes again. Delightful.

Monday, December 15, 2008

More Totes

The only green totes, even though they don't really look it in this picture. Five sets to go...

Brown Totes

These are my favorite, although circles definitely stretch my appliquing skills.

More Kittens and Totes (and a Quentin!)

The lone blue tote pair. (Browns to be posted later today!)

Q and Ewok asleep!

Q and Ewok awake! (I told him that he shouldn't let such little babies watch TV.)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Black Grocery Totes

Only 9 more sets to go and four of those are all designed and cut out. The sewing machine decided that it no longer wants to sew through as many layers as it used to so I had to change the strap attachment after one top took me an hour! Thank you again serger for making my life a little easier. Thankfully, the rest went considerably more quickly.

The rectangle on the one with the stripe is a pocket! I like that a lot.

The flower applique was of my own design and by far the most complex that I have attempted. I'm not pleased with the result (the curves came out a little sloppy) but I am still learning and the bag will still hold stuff.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Goodbye Kittens!

The kittens are now big, fat, and troublesome and ready to find forever homes. We take them back tomorrow afternoon. They've clearly made themselves at home here. I hope their new families enjoy them as much as we have.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Crafting - First Success

So, here's the first pair of grocery bags that I am making for holiday gifts. Only twelve more sets to go. So much fun!