This is my pattern collection.
This is my pattern collection.
Still awaiting the arrival of my furniture and sewing supplies. Here’s a photo of a future quilt I’m planning to make. Although there’s not much need for quilts here in Puerto Rico…
I got the idea for an asian quilt from a stack of fat quarters I bought at Michael’s.
While I’m on vacation and awaiting the arrival of my sewing machine…here’s a photo from my craft room before moving.
Part of my fabric stash and a box decoupaged with stamps.
Whenever friends and family travel, I always beg them to send me a postcard, or to bring back some coins. I love to have things from foreign places.
I used to have a “pocket” shower curtain that I bought at Urban Outfitters, and I filled the clear vinyl pockets with US postcards, arranged by geographic location (from Hawaii on the left to Maine on the upper right). However, after years of use, the curtain ring holes kept tearing and I couldn’t use it anymore. I keep looking for a replacement.
Until then, the only good uses I can find for my collection of postcards is:
2. A homemade wallpaper border
I’m almost positive I saw pictures of this on a blog recently, but now google is only finding me the SpongeBop SquarePants variety….here.
Ah ha, Decor8 posted here, although I can’t remember where I originally spotted this photo from the book Photocraft.
4. Enlarged to create Giant Wall Art
Kind of like the blown-up antique letter from Blueprint.
My crystal ball is showing that it looks like we’re moving to the Caribbean this summer for work! So it looks like I will have to move up the purchase of a new Digital SLR camera. And I probably won’t be able to post as many sewing/craft projects without a Jo-ann’s and AC Moore down the street anymore. But I will hopefully be able to post more travel photography!
Pic is from Vieques Travel Guide.
One of the coolest things I’ve done since living in DC is when I took a photography lesson with Washington Photo Safari. I did the Monuments and Memorials session. I thought it was a great way to kill a day in DC. Both my photography and confidence improved.
Why I’m going to take more classes with them:
1. We got handouts of photography tips, so that I won’t forget what I learned
2. We got to look at sample photos to talk about what made each shot good or bad
3. We photographed some places in DC that weren’t your typical tourist sites (The Einstein, the Korean War Memorial)
4. Their list of different classes look really awesome (especially Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise, and Pet Photography)
5. It would be a cool way to spend the day with my boyfriend.
1. I want to buy a new Digital SLR camera, which will cost up to $1000, depending on lenses.
2. Do I have time to learn photography now that I’m trying to learn to sew? Hence, the need for focus.
Paint bay window exterior, by order of HOA.
Finish painting replacement moulding & trim, because The Dog chewed it when he was a puppy.
Replace screen on upstairs bedroom window, because The Dog stuck head and almost entire body through it during crazy warm December night.
Finish 2 more purses for (late) Christmas presents.
Make birthday gift for Mom.
Finish making a wedding gift for early February.
Replace Roof. (OK, I’m not actually doing this one myself, but since it is in the forefront of my mind, it has to be on any “to do” list I make)
Priority: Before I get around to doing homework
Learn embroidery using Sublime Stitching.
2. Make another (better!) skirt from Built By Wendy.
Make myself this apron, Simplicity 4987. Maybe I’ll cook more often if I have an apron.
4. Make myself this shirt, Simplicity 3887.
5. Make myself this dress, McCall’s M3584.
5. Learn to make a quilt and successfully complete one.
(Note: quilt has to be modern and not country looking)
6. Learn to make pajama pants (to be next year’s Christmas presents)
1. Make myself a clock. (I’m still collecting the best ideas for what to use as the background: book, record, photograph, fabric)
Inspired by the craftzine blog, which I check several times a day, for projects like this children’s book clock, which is perfect because I am a bookworm, and I never part with any books. The craftzine project is “from mdhaworth via Instructables.”
Make Valentine Pop-Up Cards using Robert Sabuda design.
Etch some glass. Because I’ve always wanted to try.