Obviously, my crafting is slowly exploding all over the apartment. It’s okay…I’ll clean up once December passes.
So here’s a sneak peak at my current project:
The blue fabric is taffeta. I love trying out new fabrics (although it fails quite often), and taffeta was quite the challenge because I couldn’t iron it too much (or else it would probably burn, mark, and dieeee), and it shifted a lot during quilting since I couldn’t pin it (otherwise it’d look like a pin cushion gone wrong). So the solution was to cut pieces bigger than I needed and then cut the pattern to size later. Fortunately (erg, maybe not), taffeta is also not water friendly, so that means I won’t risk any quilting shrinkage problems since…well, it won’t be washed. Haha. What a high maintenance project.
The yellow fabric is obviously for some sort of lining. It has pink elephants on it, too.
So since we travel back and forth a lot, I’ve been working with yarn. It’s easier than lugging my machine around :) Here’s a peak at what I’ve been working on (sorry, won’t tell you who it’s for!)
This one is made from this GORGEOUS yarn I found from See Jayne Knit on Etsy. It’s handpainted wool with brown and berry colors (http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=11734952). So absolutely gorgeous. I love love love this yarn.
This one is made from alpaca. I think it’s pretty obvious what it is. I finished it while Dickson was washing the car. I’ve made one of these hats for myself before and I love love the pattern. I did make a minor change inspired by a cute Nike running beanie I saw at the mall the other day. It’s a hole for your ponytail! One thing I’ve always not liked about beanies in general is that I always have to let my hair down while I wear it, otherwise I have this bump. NO LONGER. I can be stylish without having to wear a baseball cap now! BWA HA HA HA.