Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I have an entire semester to myself. Of course I have to do some work, believe it or not the rent still has to be paid and I still have to eat. But I fully plan on working when I want to and crafting when I want to. The other day someone asked me what crafts I had been up to lately. She was on hiatus from facebook and missed seeing the things I was making. I was sad to inform her that I hadn't had time to make any but had been collecting ideas so I would keep her posted. Thank goodness I only have 1 more week of school until I am done! Christmas break will give plenty of time for all the craftiness I (and more realistically my mother) can stand. I have to include my mom in my craftiness because when I'm at home I take over the back porch. I don't just mean kind of take over, I REALLY take over. I set up my ironing board, sewing machine, and cutting station, none of which take up a small amount of space. Man! Just talking about it makes me want to go home and get started! I have been collecting projects for the break for some time now. Here are things I hope to accomplish:

1. Baby quilt
2. These cute fabric ribbons: http://whipperberry.com/2011/11/how-to-make-a-fabric-bow-tutorial.html
3. Quilted pot holders for mom

I am getting a free moving quilting foot for my sewing machine for Christmas in hopes of learning to stipple. Mom doesn't know it, but I'm planning on making her pot holders my practice squares. Hopefully they're good enough that I don't have to admit that I made her gift my practice, but I've heard stippling takes some getting used to... so in advance, "Sorry Mom! I love you! Thanks for letting me practice on your gift!"

8 days till the quilting commences!

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