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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Recent simple crafting
I do love making things, but life is too busy right now to do much of any crafting on a regular basis. I have a number of UFOs to finish, and I want to try my hand at some cushion covers for the patio chairs. Maybe next week ... possibly even Saturday. We will see!
In the meantime, here are just a very few small projects I've completed lately:
Above, two more crocheted hot mats -- from this pattern -- some have asked about it, so here's the link again -- Scalloped Potholder --in the Fruit Punch ombre. I'm pretty much addicted to making these. I love seeing how they turn out in the various colors of ombre and whatever accompanying colors I choose.
Then I completed a bit of sewing:
The doll t-shirts were some I found at a bargain several years ago. I used fabric to coordinate with them to make this simple reversible wrap skirt. You can find the free and easy pattern here: You Can Make This. I chose fabrics that would work with both the blue and red t-shirts and my granddaughter liked the outfits very much.
Later, when I had a few minutes, I made a second skirt -- again, planned to go with both t-shirts for maximum versatility. I'm pleased with how they came out!
And finally, some embroidery:
This is the same dish towel as at top. I purchased the embroidery pattern from an Etsy shop called Lova Revolutionary. The design is intended to be used in a hoop, but I thought it would look nice on a dish towel, so I used some dollar store dish towels from my stash. The one I just completed has a red border, and the one I finished last fall has a tan border.
The red one has been languishing around half finished, so I finished it up this summer.
Lastly, I've been making a few handmade mailing envelopes from old calendars. These are to use in mailing certain sizes of vintage sewing patterns from my Etsy shop.
Still working on this project, but you can see a finished envelope above. See the fold at the top? That's the flap to fold down and seal.
There you have it, short and simple, but I am so pleased to have created a few projects lately!
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.