Sunday, April 26, 2020

Endless Crafting

It's been nice having so much extra time to work on crafty projects without the distractions 
of usual hectic life.  I have completed my Dahlia blanket rows and now working on the
border.  I am so happy with it! It took me about 3 months working on it usually watching
TV most evenings and weekends.  

I completed my rainbow of hope and is now hanging in my front window.

I tried another mask pattern from Craft Passion, more form fitting. I didn't use the 
cord or show lace tie as she shows.  I modified mine a bit to use elastic around ears.

I bought Helen Philips patchwork bird pattern a while back and finally made
one for myself.  I'm sure I'll make more. 

I tried another paint party as I wanted to try this owl.  I'm not in love with the
background as the original artist's was more suttle.

I am almost done my latchwork mini rug.  I haven't done one of these since
I was a kid.  When I first got it I was a bit put off by how close some of the
yarn colors are but once I separated them and followed the chart it was easier
to follow.  

How are you doing with this new life?  Keeping busy?  Appreciating the small 
things more?  I am.  It's amazing how we used to just go out and waste time 
shopping for things we don't need.  Now it's online if you need to but you 
realize how much you can live without.  

Happy Sunday, Keep Calm and Craft On!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Still Keeping Calm?

Another week gone by staying home and another birthday has come and gone.  
Needless to say it wasn't much celebration as it's just another year older. 
I've been working from home but now on staycation for a week. 

I've been inspired by all the posts of various crafters rainbows of hope.  
Mine is still a work in progress as I am still making the clouds and assembly
to hang in the window. 

We'll get through this!

I'm still working on the Dahlia blanket.  I have two more colors to add 
before starting the border. 

On my birthday I tried something new.   Painting.  I have been wanting to try
to paint something for a while now.  Locally there is an artist that turned
to online paint parties since people cannot gather together at the moment.

 It was a nice change to try something new and forget about all that is going on.
I see how you can get lost in imagination and thoughts while painting.
Not perfect techniques but I am still quite proud of my first attempt.

And another project I had been wanting to make, well again, it another ultimate
wallet.  I made one last year but the zipper started coming undone.  I thought trying
a nice cork fabric for the outer would be nice.  It's tricky to work with as I started making
the flap of cork but realized it's too stiff to be folding frequently. 

It took most of the day yesterday to prepare and complete. I'm happy with the results 
and tried to reinforce the zip a bit more for this one.

I've also made some masks.  My cousin is a nurse and gave her some.  

Stay safe everyone!  Crafter's always find something to do while stuck at home!