Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kindle Cover

I recently got a Kindle Fire. To be honest, I'm sort of on the fence about doesn't seem to work perfectly as either a tablet or an e-reader (because of the backlighting). But, it was free, and it's a handy, fun little toy. I kept my regular kindle for reading, and mostly use this one for accessing the internet.

To keep it from getting scratched, I decided it needed a cover. I used this tutorial, which was clear and easy to follow. And I ended up with this:

A quick, easy project. So quick and easy, in fact, that I repeated it to make a matching cover for my camera :)

(Interesting how these photos look like completely different colors, but it is in fact the same fabric...hmmm....)

And, because I can scarcely believe how big I am getting...unattractive self-photo! Six months down, three to go. (I actually took this photo almost two weeks ago...and the belly has continued to grow since then!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Baby Quilt

I started this quilt ages ago. I think I finished the top last fall. However, it is now bound off and ready for a happy home :)

The quilt is mostly based off of this tutorial from Oh, Fransson! I just adjusted the size based on how much fabric I had.

I also had the opportunity to try a new binding method on this one, which saved a lot of time. I used this tutorial. And, the back looks something like this...

Perfect for a little boy, I think :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A special wedding gift

Some dear friends of mine got married in I wanted to make them something really special. Here's what I came up with.

I had a special scrimshaw design made for the center, with their names and wedding date. The orchids are the type of flower they had at the ceremony.

I tried to take an up-close shot of the scrimshaw, but in my hurry to get it wrapped up I didn't do a very good job. It's still sort of fuzzy, but you'll get the idea.

I had the scrimshaw made at DELS Nantucket Baskets. They do an absolutely fantastic job - anything you want, they can make for you! (Literally, anything. Check out the samples!)

Happy wedding, Karen and Greg!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My evolving craft space

Awhile back, I posted about our new house and my craft room. This is the first time I've really had a dedicated space of my own for all my crafty stuff...but once we learned we are having twins, my space had to be relocated to make room for a nursery.

I figured once the babies come I won't have much time anyway...but my wonderful sister-in-law Kim decided to save my craft space by relocating it, and simultaneously making it WAY MORE ORGANIZED than I could ever have done on my own.

My sewing machine...

Out basement...

Color coordinated and everything!

And all labeled!

Kim is an absolute organizational master. This was her "housewarming" gift to us - it probably took her a whole week to get it done! She's pretty much the coolest ever :)