I can't believe that we are a week away from summer holidays!!! I had two final exams today, one tomorrow, the last one on Monday, then a grading day on Tuesday, grad Wednesday, Thursday the SRC is serving lunch to the entire staff and Friday at 1:30 we are free!!! Yippee ... I'm sure I can make it to the end now!!!
I attempted to make another riding helmet cover! This one I made with some spandex material, which is way better to work with than the jersey knit material that I used before! The jersey knit just kept growing and growing and growing!!!
This one turned out pretty good! A little sloppy on the side showing in the picture above this but overall, I would say that this was a success. The people that I made these hats for are going to collect some more spandex so I can make some more to match the fancy outfits that the little girls wear!! I wonder how many of these I would have to make to be able to quit my job!! LOL!!!
Three weeks ago, I ordered some wooden crates from Joann's online ... got free shipping ... yeah!!! I am planning on making a TV/entertainment center of them. When I picked up the boxes in Noonan, it felt like Christmas b/c I ended up with 5 boxes of stuff!! Three boxes of crates, some material and a few odds and ends!! I was worried that the crates were going to be too small when I first opened the box.
I'm going to try to make something like this stand that I saw on the Hammers and High Heels blog. On my Friday off, I stained all 9 crates. It took me about 3 hours to get them all done. Here's what they look like now:
I'm so excited to get these finished and set up. I still haven't convinced Dallas that we don't need 2 TVs in the living room but I'm not giving up. So the next time you come, you won't have to look at this:
You can see all the extra boxes and stuff on the floor down in front. Dallas is cleaning like a mad man. I told him he had until my last day of school to get it done or I was going to do it for him. I promised that I wouldn't throw anything out, that I would just pack it all and we could move it out. So the next time you visit, there will be a real bed for you in the bed room!!! WOOT WOOT!!!
I have been looking for some guidance on what to do lately. I've done a tone of reading, done some quizzes, looking into changing jobs and a anything else I can think of .... Finally I found some guidance, something I can follow and that will make me happy!!! I made myself a sign so I can remember just what I need to do! I put it in the bathroom so I make sure to see it everyday!!!
I don't have much to show when it comes to sewing projects. I've had this material for a long time. I made myself a little table runner out of it a couple of years ago. Last week, I pulled it out and did some thinking about what I should make. I decided to try to make a table runner for a shower gift. It turned out really good!
I did a "google" search for things to do with jelly rolls. I stumbled upon the Braided quilt pattern. It was perfect!!! Here's how it turned out:
Here's a close up of the one end. I don't like that picture ... I gotta work at taking pictures!
I quilted the table runner with an allover meandering pattern. On the light fabric, I used a cream thread: