Thursday, February 18, 2010

I have felt so craft-deprived lately! I have been so busy the past few months that I haven't touched my sewing machine since before Christmas...but I have been doing a bit of knitting. (This week on vacation I have been knitting an adorable penguin for a friend who is having a baby). Now that ski season (at least the competetive part of it) is mostly done, I should be having some more time. So, some of the things I want to try this spring:
  • fusing paper bags. I think I'd like to try making some reusable sandwich bags, although it seems like the possibilities are endless.
  • a dress like this one. I know, I don't have any kids. But I picked up a cute pillowcase at a shop called "Repurpose" and I think this would be a good use.
  • a t-shirt quilt (I have so many old t-shirts I can't bear to part with...but I'm scared because I have never tried to make something so big before! Has anyone tried this/have any suggestions?)
  • a t-shirt tote. This seems incredibly simple but really fun. And a good way to clean out the closet of old shirts...
  • A new hat for my favorite boy. Haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I've been searching the possibilities on ravelry.

In the meantime, I love the Olympics!


  1. Hey Erica,
    Don't be afraid to cut into your t-shirts. Making a quilt from them will be both fun and rewarding. I saved t-shirts for over 10 years because I just KNEW I'd make a quilt out of them someday. Well, I made the top and have the backing ready but have to get the darn thing quilted! The trick is to get a good iron on stabilizer and stabilize the t-shirts before you cut them. Does that make sense? If you'd like to see the t-shirt quilt I made awhile ago, please visit my personal blog You'll have to search a bit but the picture is on there. Sorry this is so long! (Sending PEAR comment love)
    P.S. E-mail me if you have any questions.

  2. Sounds good, glad to see you return to the vast WWW. :)

    Sending you some PEAR love!

  3. Sounds like a great list! Oh, there is a new pear button over at FP.


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