Here are some crafty things I have been doing- Apologies if you also follow me on instagram, these are all from my feed there! Sort of a pointless way to do it but I can't quite get the hang of all this social media. Plus I can ramble a bit here-
I started this quilt 7? 8? years ago when the Workroom opened! Many of these scraps are from one of their first shipments of fabric. A lot are also from a bag of scraps I got at a swap there that year too. Tiny scraps I have since donated to my son's classroom's craft corner. I have made a lot of things (and here) from it and hope I didn't act too hastily in my recent studio clear out, but I think I was ready to pass them on.
Here it is being mashed through the sewing machine two weeks ago. My technique leaves a little to be desired -luckily you cannot see that warped, lumpy, crooked lines of stitches in the pictures- but I like to think done is better than perfect. I can't do perfect, I just can't. I take after my dad! Well, after all humans really. Good enough is good enough! That's my motto! :)
Here are some funny things I have started this morning. Those ridiculous Plastic disks come in the bottom of single serve coffee cups which you can't recycle. I prefer the refillable little baskets, but sometimes these are brought into the house so I actually dismantle them and save the cup, compost the filter and coffee grounds and some have these in them too. Anyway, I also donated a pile of the empty cups to my son's class craft corner and they have already used them to make these cute baskets for a googly eyed fuzzy ball creatures! These will possibly be brooches if I can make them look pretty enough. Can you tell I just finished an espresso? Chattering like a monkey here...
This is my most beloved necklace! Made for me by my dear friend Krissy and hand delivered to me at the day of Word on the Street. How kind! It is like gumballs and so nice to play with like worry beads. They are ceramic, she has been making wonderful clay things these last few years!
Because my two books are finished, I was busy all last school year, now I am a bit casting about. I think I have probably said this already! I need to focus on this time as a lucky time of idea gathering instead of feeling antsy and panic stricken that I am not "working". The idea gathering is an essential part of my job and I must work on not feeling guilty! I am working on generating ideas for possible books, coffee helps!
Perhaps my next post will be about my beloved Bialetti coffee pot. Just seeing it on my stove, waiting for me, fills me with good feelings. How can I love a inanimate object so much? Its so easy when it gives me soo much! ;)