Here's a little peek at what I've been busying myself with...
My beloved and I are heading Europe in September to celebrate my 30th. In honor of that (and that fact that I can't stop thinking about the trip) I made a travel wallet which my husband won't be embarrassed to be seen holding - unlike the store-bought one I've been using for the past couple of years - a tad girly for him!
We're off to Amsterdam, Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Munich and Paris. So if you have any must-see or must-do tips for me - especially any fabric/craft stores or flea markets not to be missed, I'd love to hear about it!
Here's a link to the fabulously easy tute
I've never made one before, so I thought it was about time I attempted my first quilt. I found one of my son's old fleece blankets from when he was a baby and thought it would make a good filler for the quilt.
Now understand my method of attempting new projects. I DON'T read tutorials. I simply try to work it out for myself. Then after I finish the project, I read tutorials for tips on how to better my technique. Weird, I know.
Here's what the laid out squares look like (before sewing)
I will post pics of the finished quilt once I finish the edges. It's all sewn together and very quilt-like, I just need to work out what I want to finish the edges with. I have some really gorgeous crocheted-lace in mind. Very unorthodox. I know.
If you haven't guessed that I have a slight obsession with all things related to snail-mail, well then you haven't been reading closely enough. A couple of months ago I posted a link to a project on upcycling envelopes. Well I kind of forgot about that project until yesterday. I started making a pile of envelopes using an envelope template I made a while ago for some hand-made cards. I had a bunch of pages saved up which I save from magazines and junk mail. They make the most amazing envelopes!
You should try making some. You'll be doing your bit by recycling / upcycling and you'll have fun doing it.
There's more stuff, but I haven't taken photos. I think that's enough for now.
Don't forget. I would love to hear any of your tips for Europe craftiness delights please. Comments. Lots of comments.