This week is school vacation week. Honestly, I'm not sure I would have survived without it.
Vacation time means I've been able to put in some good crafting time...finishing up a few projects from the WIP pile, and, of course, starting some new ones :) For my cousin and her husband, who will be welcoming their first little one in a few weeks - a changing pad! Tutorial here. I read all the way through the tutorial...including the part where she said she put the velcro on wrong and had to redo it...and then I did the exact same thing! A nice little package for welcoming a little girl, don't you think?And, thinking waaaaaaaaay into the future...some progress on my quilted advent calendar. Appliqueing all those numbers is a HUGE pain! At the rate I'm going, I'll have it done in time for Christmas 2015 or so.
And, because I don't seem to be able to stop making these... They've been a huge hit with my friends' kids!
Some little Easter surprises for some cute little boys I know... Aren't they cute?
EDIT: I've been told by the mother of the adorable little boys who received these bunnies that the bags are as much fun as the bunnies - apparently the older one likes filling up his bag and carrying it around, and occasionally using it to whack his brother :)
I've also been experimenting with different knitting stitches in making the 8x8" squares to send to my March/April charity. I've learned some new stitches along the way.
Basic garter stitch (for when you need something absolutely brainless...)
I love scraps. So, when I came across this tutorial last week, I had to try it. So I made one.
And then I made a few more... I love the effect! All in all, I have a dozen or so. But I think I'm going to hold out and make some more to do a bigger quilt. Problem is, I've used up most of my viable scrap bits...so I might have to wait until I've generated some more scrap material!
In other news, my grandma has agreed to guide me on my first foray into real clothes-making. Today we picked out a pattern and some fabric - stay tuned!