Sunday, January 17, 2010

{few things I never get around to posting}

Really like this doily table runner idea here.

Discovered that I really want to make a pair of baby booties like these (see white on white!)

Intrigued by the idea of making something like this, if only for the excuse to make something.

Want this somewhere in my house, but can't really justify the price to myself.

Would like to put this in the downstairs bathroom, but again with the pesky high price.

Okay, I think that's it for now. I'm waaaaaaaaay behind on everything single thing just now, so this will have to do.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another Apron

I only made one gift for Christmas. It was for my sister-in-law, since I didn't make one for her back when I made all the other aprons several years ago.

I had a heck of a time with the monogramming. The thread kept breaking on me and I couldn't figure out why. Perhaps it was just the thread, but it was making me very angry. I suppose that's why I don't use the machine more often. I always seem to be having some problem or another with using it.

But I do like the apron and the potholders were quick and easy. I didn't bother to hand stitch the binding on this time. I don't know why I did it before, other than it seems like the proper way to go. But these are not quilts, so I don't think its necessary. And sewing heavy-weight fabric like that is hard on your fingers!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Garage Door

So here it is. Our new garage door. We ordered this waaaaay back in October and it didn't get installed until the end of the year. I guess we weren't the only ones wanting new garage doors.

I do like it, though. Its much quieter than the old door and looks better. The old door was wooden and had many coats of paint on it and someone very sloppily painted the trim. We got a little bit wider trim to cover that up. It should give us better insulation as well. Yay!

And More Animals

I've been hard at work making more animals. I may be slightly obsessed. The Little Man isn't too terribly interested in stuffed animals right now, but perhaps he'll like them better later. I'm enjoying myself, anyway.

I like the giraffe best, so far. Isn't he cute?

The monkey is cute too, although his face didn't quite turn out the way I wanted.
The giraffe and monkey patterns were from Roxycraft.

Turtle is quick and easy.

And the oversize duckling is meant to be felted, but I didn't bother.