Have I mentioned lately what a lazy lump I am?
I didn't even do a 2010 year end review of the books I read (not as many as in previous years).
There are several things I really enjoy doing (in no particular order).
1. Fishing (seasonal -- boo hiss)
2. Reading (Perhaps the Kindle will help)
3. Sewing (...)
4. Knitting (This one is hit and miss, but I am DETERMINED to finish the current project)
5. Eating Cookies (I'm actually keeping up with this hobby nicely)
6. Playing Halo (Rocking peoples' faces off with this one)
7. Scentsy-ing (This one takes care of itself)
I did actually do a couple of quick sewing projects right around Christmas. I wish I had taken more pictures.
One of the projects I did was (3) paint chip wallets. Once I figured a few things out, they turned out nicely. I made them to go with some gift cards I bought as a few gifts. I thought it would be nice to include something handmade with them so they wouldn't be so impersonal. I don't have pictures of the ones I made, but here's a tutorial. I actually tried two different syles, but that one was my favorite.
Very easy (and free) if you're looking for a quick project. You don't have to be good at sewing.
I also whipped up a quick case for my Kindle with part of my Amy Butler fabric stash. Oh how I love Amy Butler. But I digress... I made it from this tutorial, but didn't do the patchwork stuff. I did quilt it, but I just used two different fabrics (one for the outside and one for the lining) and some batting I had left over from another project.
I think the thing that keeps me from sewing more is the mess it makes. I hate dragging everything out and cutting it and sequestering myself in the guest room with my 50 year old sewing machine (not really exaggerating) whilst I coax it along.
But then I look at sewing blogs and they make me think I can do ANYTHING. :) (One of my failures is thinking I can do a lot more than I actually can.)
I mean look at these blogs and see if they don't make you want to sew something!
Lazy Gal Quilting
Sew, Mama, Sew!
i have to say...
Made by Rae (perhaps my favorite!)