1. Lego Storage - With 2 boys I have legos everywhere in my house. They love to take the building plates and hook them together to make rooms (and they have to do it in my living room). So after Christmas I bought a cubby bookcase and clear storage containers and we spent a day separating the pieces out by color, building parts, etc. Then I had my husband build trays that would house the building plates and would fit under our coffee table. I now have a clean living room - no more legos on the coffee table, floor, window sills. Also in October we went through all their lego sets and put them together, so they can now store those on the bookcase. Any sets where we were missing pieces I went online to Lego and ordered them plus some other special pieces from their Pick a Brick.
2. Subway Art - We have the ability at work to print on canvas material, so before Christmas I created subway art for presents and for myself, then stretched them onto canvas. Very inexpensive!
|These holiday canvases will go in my living room on an easel.|
|I copied these from Sweetwaters designs. For the quilt block one, I choose my own blocks that I wanted to feature. The sewing terms mimics Sweetwaters, but in a different layout.|
|These will be end of the year teachers gifts. Artwork found at http://www.sweetcoconutlime.com/2011/08/friday-back-to-school-freebie.html|
3. WIP Wendesday
I finally finished quilting my New Wave quilt. Tonight I am hoping to get the binding sewn onto the front of the quilt. It took a long time to do all the straight line quilting, but I love how it turned out. I can't wait to see what it looks like after it has been washed.
I bought this Japanese inspired fabric a few years ago but wasn't sure what to do with it. I finally pulled different colored fabrics for the 10 inch blocks and cut the Japanese fabric into 8 inch circles. I am thinking I will pebble quilt it but am still debating. Right now I am not thrilled about it but I am hoping the quilting will change my mind.
I have made some progress on my whirly gig quilt. I have all the blocks made. After laying it out for a large quilt, I decided to make two quilts 40x40.
I have also started embroidering a pillow for my oldest. He drew a picture of a hockey player named Gabe. So far I have the shoes, hockey puck and half of the stick done. I think it will be a long process