Wednesday, January 30, 2008

measure twice, cut once

I have officially gone insane and have decided to try to make a quilt. If anything can teach me patience, this will. This is my progress so far, I have quite a few more blocks to cut. Needless to say, I decided to invest in a rotary cutting blade. What's nice is that I am planning on making this for Hayden and myself to use, so I am not on any official deadline and I can take my sweet ole' time.

Friday, January 25, 2008

new book

check it out, yo. here's to self taught skills, no?

... done.

blankets finished! this photo will have to do for now since the image i took of the whole thing turned out super blurry, and then the battery died in the camera, and then i left the blanket at work by accident because i had intended to send them both out in the mail today but couldn't break away from work to do it. ah well, maybe i can get a better shot later. or one of an actual baby using it. yeah, that'd be cool.

on to more projects!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

the smoky aroma

I finally finished the "figgy" blanket last night! hooray. although i started off with good intentions and an easy and supposedly fast pattern, i of course got distracted and the lovely thing was on hiatus for a month or so. Cherish's baby (she had a girl!) got a different present as a result, and my slow-poke self will now be presenting a new niece or nephew with this beautiful thing.

meanwhile, I had just finished washing the blanket and set it up to dry whilst in the process of making cheesy toast...and all of a sudden, I smelled something burning. no, not the blanket. the cheesey toast! awww, man...bye bye cheesey toast. I am just hoping the blanket doesn't take on the scent of burned toast as it dries.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

a look to the future

Hayden's mom gave me this cool little kit for knitting a shopping bag out of hemp for xmas. I am pretty excited to get started on something that is not a baby blanket, although I always seem to be cursed whenever I make something for myself...I will just have to act like I am making it for someone else.

This is also perfect, since I have been trying to remember to bring my own bags to the grocery store whenever we need to pick something up. Our organic grocery delivery probably cuts down on our plastic bag use as well.

I will most likely get to work on this once I finish knitting the baby blanket, which will be soon!

Progress...a good thing.

Well, it's getting closer to turning into a blanket. I must admit, I stopped this project halfway through for about 3 months. I tend to get distracted easily. :)

My attention is back to a razor sharp focus, though, and it is my intention to finish this bugger off over the next couple of days.

Jumpin Jehosephat!

I introduce to you my first ever quilt!

This bad boy has been created for one of the new Barbatos that will be gracing this world with their presence in a short matter of time.

For some reason I can't post any of my other pics, but I will keep trying.