Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Projects Lately

Well, my weekend included successfully packing up the Christmas Decor.  Finally.  I also half-heartedly decorated our mantle with a bunch of frames I didn't feel like hanging up on the wall (we had a long picture wall at our old house, but this house has a darker hallway and I haven't been as interested in recreating it.)  It does make the living room feel a little more homey, though. Except for the giant empty corner now, treeless and dull.

In other news, I practiced some  Ninjago skills lately, you know, copying whatever I could find on Pinterest for a special boy's 9th!!! birthday party.  The first were Ninjago suckers, just glued some tissue paper on and then some internet-printed eyes. 
 The next were a couple t-shirts. I used iron-on applique's like I did for the onesies and blindly tried to iron the eyes onto the center of the shirt, evenly. I think that is the toughest part for me about decorating clothes / iron-ons.  Being paranoid about it being even.  Oh well. :(

Also, I completed my first and last "big" sewing project, a quilted blanket for my sister for Christmas.  I bought the quilt squares pre-cut and pre-coordinated (a big must for me) then sewed them together, sewed on the brown outside...soft blankie material on the back and a #(*%%# satin blanket trim. Like I said...nothing that big again, ever.  That quilt better last, like, 20 years for my sister. Just sayin',

Have you been up to making anything lately???

2 comments:

Emily said...

Those all look awesome! DId you quilt the blanket yourself or have someone else do it? I love piecing quilts together, but I hate the actual quilting part.

Christy said...

Hey Em, I did the "knotting" method. Since the backside was furry rosette fabric (literally twists...i should have gotten a picture) I wasn't sure how quilting it would turn out. So every couple squares I painstakingly knotted all the layers together and blended the ends into the rosette fabric.