Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crafty Goodness

Since we moved out here, I've taken to crafts like it's nobody's business.  Could be due to the fact we don't have any friends here which means I have lots of time on my hands.  I mentioned before that my "craft room" is my basement.  It does the job, it just gets really cold down there in the window so I have two portable heaters to help keep me warm.  Maybe one day we'll put drywall up and a fireplace so it will feel like a real craft room.

Here is how I store my big pieces of fabric.  Anybody have any suggestions on how to make this easier?  I have a fabric addiction and this is the result.

Here is where all the sewing magic happens.

My cutting table.  I'm currently working on a baby blanket for one of my colleagues.
This is how I store my scraps of fabric that are too small for the other shelf but still good enough for a project.
Which brings me to my next topic.  When I started sewing, I was going at it without someone to help me.  While I have had success with many projects, the first few, not so much.  So I have an offer for those that are okay with items that are less than perfect.  If you would like any of these items  leave a comment and let me know if you're interested in one particular item, two, three or all four.  I guess this is a good way as well to see who's still reading.

What's wrong with this you ask?

I forgot that run tends to run in the wash.  It bled right through to the back.  It's made out of flannelet with quilt batting in the middle.

I can't put my finger on this one but I just don't like the way it turned out.  The front is flannelet and the back is a soft, minky type of fabric.

The seam on this dress didn't turn out the way I wanted.  By the time I realized this the dress was done and I didn't want to unravel the whole thing.  This is made of cotton.


The seam on this hat is just off kilter.  It should fit a 1-3 year old.  Made of fleece.

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Michele said...

I just want to say that I am jealous that you have a craft space. I don't yet but I definitely will in our new house. I can't wait. As for the fabric storage, I use bigger clear stroage bins. I can see into them easily. I have one each for the kids' quilts and one for my stash, sorted by color or theme (asian or halloween for example). They stack nicely and aren't too big to move around.

3D said...

U are so crafty!!! I wish I could sew. I really like the purple quilt...hee hee!

Keep smilin!