Still settling in here…my craft room is coming together, although it needs a lot of organizing. I finally have all of my craft books on one shelf, which is nice! I’m really enjoying Bozeman, although I must confess I haven’t been outside very much (barring my 2 mile walk to the grocery store today. It seems so much farther here than it did in New York, but I needed the exercise).
I wanted to share a little craftiness, since it seems like so long since I’ve posted a project. First up is this cute owl pillow I crocheted before I left New York. He’s made up of several fingering weight yarns, and I had a lot of fun playing with the stripes. Here he is on our futon, with fantastic company (pillows from the Fall ‘07 Adorn).
And, while I was at my Mom’s house in Texas, I whipped up a tube for my plastic bags. I wanted to sew on her Bernina since I think that’s the machine I’ll end up getting. It was a breeze! Basically, I sewed a tube with elastic on either end (one end with a very small opening for the bags to come out, one large for the bags to be stuffed into). I sewed the hanging strap down on one side and sewed a snap to the other so that it can hang around the pole in our pantry/closet. Afterwards, I found this tutorial from Dioramarama, if you’re interested in making your own. Bonus green points for using stash fabric from your mom.
I also took a fabric dyeing class with my mom, and hopefully I’ll be posting some of the results here soon. I wanted to do some overdyeing, but we’ll see if I get around to it.