Thursday, August 21, 2008

Surprise!




Bugsy over at A Day in the Life of Bugsy has given me this award. It is nice to know people outside of my family read my blog, let alone enjoy it. So thank you Bugsy, and I apologize for not noticing sooner that you gave it to me... The deal is that I have to send this to 5 other bloggers. Hopefully my laziness will get around to it soon, but I can't promise much (I'm not even sure if I know of 5 other blogs...).

In other news, I finally get to move into my next room tomorrow evening. It has been a long week and a half by myself with no where to go. The worst part was that I had no sewing machine or even any needles and thread (gasp!). I did purchase some faux fur, so there will be creatures in the future. However, as I start school and a new play next week, my free time will be lacking.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Quilts on the Move

Well, it has once again come time for me to move all of my stuff into another dorm room. Oops. Sorry, residence hall (my supervisor would have my head). My room is a mess right now, but I have made another little something for my room next year. I won't post about it until I am fully moved in (which won't be until the end of August; I can't stay in my new room yet) because it is packed up already. I also have some other ideas for wall art that I will make during my down time in the next few weeks. My walls have all been too bare, so that will have to change.

In the meantime, my mom made me a nice throw quilt. I had found the pattern entitled "Posh" by Chez Moi and I was planning to use it to try and make my first quilt. However, on a recent trip to see the rents, my mom suggested that she instead whip it up for me. I couldn't decline, so together we picked out the fabrics and I just got it in the mail.


I was actually at work when I picked up the package, and I couldn't wait to open it, so my supervisor was also forced to gaze at the beauty. I'm not a freak at all... So thank you mom, wherever you are! Needless to say, she did a much better job then I would have done.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Almost Useless Slippers

I took a short break from my projects for reasons unknown to myself, but I finally completed something else. Denyse Schmidt's book once again provided the pattern for this recently finished project. After living in dorms for awhile, I've gotten sick of getting my feet dirty on the old carpets. I didn't want to wear shoes indoors, so I just HAD to make these ever so masculine slippers (maybe I could've just clean the carpets...).

Look at how beautiful my feet look in these puppies! As you can see, I was actually clenching my toes so that it appeared like my feet weren't too big for these. Due to wacky sizes and instructions, I had to tweak the pattern more than I wanted to, and as a result the soles are too small and the strap is too big. As it turns out they are less than useful, because when I walk my toes poke out at the front, the slipper flies off, or the toes of the sole curl under and I end up walking on top of them. Oh well. They were fairly quick to make and if nothing else, they could become a lovely gift for some unsuspecting person with awkward feet.