And after each new project, I get sidetracked by another and forget.
The sum total of all this confusion is that you get one post instead of six.
So. What's been going on in my sewing room?
We have....Exhibit A: The Bow Clutch
Fast, easy and a great way to explore denim, canvas or other textiles. Don't let the zipper scare you! Try these.
And yes - I know they are not perfect rectangles. I pick my battles when it comes to sewing.
Exhibit B: the Ultimate Masculine Mittens
You remember my mitten grief of a year ago? Not any more. Although I have made two more pairs of knitted mittens with better success - this tutorial is a much happier experience. So quick - and perfect for re-purposing an old sweater.
Exhibit C: Delicious Stuffed Elephant
This project totally stole my heart. I mean, making something to wear or use is so different than creating something that stares back at you. I loved it.
It also makes the perfect baby present. I felt oddly cruel tying it to some receiving blankets - but it's going to a good home, honest.
I adapted the tutorial a bit, but the pattern pieces were a helpful start and FREE - which is hard to come by, for some reason.
(Incidentally, if you run across free stuffed animal patterns, I'd love to see the links!)
And Finally...Exhibit D: The Terrible Trio of Cross-stitch
This project is finally done. That's the nicest thing I have to say about them.. The nastiest thing I have to say, is that they give me a headache everytime I look at them.. And somewhere in between, I have to admit that they are sort of cute and tacky.
Lucky for you - I have no tutorial or link, and the pattern is buried at a secret location.
And that's that! I have more obsessions with random crafting ideas, brewing within me these days. Be on the lookout for granny squares and burp cloths!