Summer doesn’t really make me feel like battening down and spending time being crafty. But there is some impetus right now to (a) finish up projects before we move so that they are ready for the autumn/winter when we arrive (b) use up some crafting supplies so I won’t have to ship them or dispose of them (shudder) (c) make stuff rather than buy stuff to conserve our meagre resources in the face of impending great expenditure (d) make good use of the little bits of nap time I have each day. So lately I have finished a couple of little projects:
A duvet cover for Kazuo, hardly necessary now, but hopefully useful on the new bed in the new house, he was excited to see the Elephant (‘eeeeeeee’ – that is what they say you know!)
A button-brooch for a gift, inspired by this great gift
A pair of recycled t-shirt shorts for the wee guy who is currently persistently grazing his right knee and needs things that go down over that precious skin
So that is where I am up to this past week. I discovered again how much I LOVE my sewing machine’s ability to churn out wonderfully automatic and uniform button holes. I got re-inspired and cut out about six new projects for upcoming babies and some things I want to make for Kaz before we depart. AND I finally cast on the jersey I want to knit him for the winter (because we all know it will take me six months or more to come near to completion) to go with this hat. So plenty to keep me busy. Better get off here and get cracking!
2 thoughts on “A Teensy Bit Crafty”
I’m so impressed by the duvet cover. Yay for elephants! eeeeeeeeee!
Thanks Tarah, I was really happy with how it turned out since it is largely scraps and thrifted buttons and I only had a vague idea of what I was trying to do.