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Friday, January 25, 2008
Sew Crafty Friday for January 25
For Sew Crafty Friday this week, I just have a couple of things to share. I’m continuing to work on 2 more projects like I mentioned last week, but am not ready to post pictures of them on my blog since they are still top secret. And I’ve done a small amount of backstitching on my “Country Baking” sampler and a small amount of embroidery on a flour-sack towel.
As far as finished items this week, I only have completed two. First, I made a winter centerpiece. I was inspired by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home (kellishouse.blogspot.com). She came up with a lovely winter centerpiece, taking inspiration from the January page of a Marjolein Bastin calendar. I cannot take credit for the idea in any way, but I loved the idea of this centerpiece and found that I had everything on hand that I needed to make a similar one. Here it is:
And then the other thing I did was to make a “candle collar” -- another “Bits and Pieces” project from a gal on the Oh Christmas! craft forum. I have details on this project and a link to the forum/instructions on my Christmas blog, Mrs.T’s Christmas Kitchen (see link in sidebar) if you want to check it out. I just used bits and pieces I had on hand and also a candle I happened to have on hand. These bits & pieces projects are so much fun and use up craft leftovers and scraps at the same time. A win/win combination in my book! LJ is supposed to post another of these projects soon, and I can’t wait to see what it is.
So that is my craftiness for this week. What about you? If you’ve done any crafting this week, even if it’s still a work in progress, head on over to Waiting for Him and share your projects. It’s such fun and so inspiring to see what others are working on.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.