A Little Bit of Everything
It’s time to share a few recent projects again, and I’ll be covering everything from scraps to….politics. I don’t want to start any arguments and I’m not telling you how to vote (although I do think it’s important that you vote), but I did want to plug the People in the Middle for Obama Project, in which my brother participated. You can see him in the main video that pops up on the site, and that’s him in the box just above it (with “Good Judgement” next to his name). Click on over to see the stories of real people (really!)– I can’t get the widget to work on Wordpress.
In other news, I just finished my Scrap Swap project (you can see all of the resulting projects here). It’s not my best work, but I did it. I wasn’t really sure how to incorporate the white sheen-y fabrics into a cohesive something, so I went for applique and made this shoe bag for traveling. The rules were to use all of the scraps and that I did, I just went along with my current love of the house shape and had some fun with it. It has made me think about my scraps again- I have a huge never ending bucket. And I mean Never Ending. Last night I dug into it to make a project I’ll share later if it comes out well. And I used a lot of scraps. And it still seems just as full. Dang! I am going to sew up some more patchwork blocks eventually- I haven’t made a quilt yet but they come in handy for other projects where I want little patchwork pieces at the ready.
I also wanted to share my new crochet project in Craft:, which is on newsstands now. It’s a crocheted bottle cozy, and it buttons up so that you can remove it. It always bugged me that you’d never be able to launder most of the bottle cozies I see (I’m no neat freak, but if you wanted to use it as a vase, surely it would get gross after a while) so I decided to make my own. I love the way the buttons look! This might be crazy, but you could even make these in different colors to use as beer cozies at parties (just make them a little shorter). I’m a wuss, and beer bottles are cold. Check out a sneak peek of the page in the digital edition and rush to your newsstands to see all of the other fun projects in the Green themed issue.