I've had so many projects half done and laying around waiting to be finished so I decided to tackle a couple of them this week.
This is what remains of my childhood Christmas stocking. My grandmother made a stocking for everyone in the family out of felt and when my parents gave mine to me when I moved I couldn't throw it away. But it had some really unfortunate stains on it, acquired who knows when; I knew I was never going to actually use it again. Cue the bright thought to salvage the most important part which is the little felt design - it's me and my Grandmother's dog Deja (she was more of a family dog since my family was at my grandmother's house a lot). I mounted the felt bit on a piece of complimentary cloth, and now it hangs on my wall, no longer hidden away in a dusty box.
And this is a bit of a screenprinting project I did last year that I've always meant to hang up. I used a big quilting hoop, because the design is rather large and I did want to capture at least one repeat. I wish it could have been a little bigger but it's already pretty large.
Here are some things still in progress. I think they'll be destined for my etsy shop once they're done. Just for some variety =)
Ok, here's the moment where I admit that I like to think I'm pretty crafty and awesome in that way. But even then there are skills....like patience...that I lack. Here's the result of my impulse to do some pseudo-quilting last week...
The design itself is ok, but my level of skill in quilting shows...as not great. Admittedly, I was winging it as I usually do...but maybe I should just leave quilting to those that have the patience for it...Unless someone can tell me how to salvage this? Or if someone emails me their address I'll mail it to them and they can take on the crafty challenge of finishing this! =) I like that idea.