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Why don’t you make more things for yourself??

A question someone asked me recently. I plan on making tons of things for myself but they usually just get put at the bottom of the pile with birthday’s, Christmas, baby and wedding showers. Then tonight while I was frustrated with my embroidery needles falling apart I threw together a quick felt needle book. Nothing big and I free handed cut it– my grade 3 teacher told me I couldn’t cut a straight a line and she was right. 

 

 

 

After a stressful week

sometimes all you need is some light cross stitching.

 

Felt Camera Case

Is it only just me that get’s so behind on craft’s that I end up mailing them months after the event?

Last November my sister sent me this link

And asked if I could make her one for Christmas. I bought some felt and never got around to it. Well, I can partially blame her cause she never got back to me with the measurements of her point and shoot. :p

So suddenly it is May and she is about to leave on a pretty epic two week adventure so I thought I would throw it together this afternoon.

I’m envisioning pink and purple ones…. I also have this picture saved to my felt board 

Throw it together really being the truth. My stitching was really, really off and I free handed the cutting but all in all, I think it will work for her. It was a good first go. The pictures are just taken with my phone and the dimensions look a little off because I was trying to keep the velcro pieces on the back from touching each other cause the fabric glue hadn’t dried yet.


Handmade Challenges

In 2011, I found this on my Facebook:

“Handmade Challenge”:
I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here.
THE CATCH: You must in turn promise to post this and send something you made to the first 5 people who leave you a comment. It must be handmade”

So I jumped on board and I still haven’t completed it but I signed up again for 2012.

The low down:

In 2011 I had to do 6 people:

Angie:  

I made a bird advent calendar. I don’t have a picture of the completed project…  but I embroidered little numbers on everything. This project  combined my love for felt and advent calendars.  You can actually find the tutorial at Skip to My Lou

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole:

For this Dr. Who fan (she actually still hasn’t received her gift– Angie is actually in possession of it) but I opted to do a clay bowl…  If my colours are wrong– please forgive me.

Sara:

This one had to be shipped  to Toronto so I thought jewelry would work

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Incompletes: 

John:

I’ve made a couple things for him but it has to be shipped to Northern Alberta so I think I’m going to re think this one. I did make their clan of puppies a dog toy but I might switch to a subversive cross stitch

Rebecca:

Now this is the kicker– I have started about 5 different projects! I can’t decide! :p I also think I am a little intimidated because she makes fantastic things! Check her out on etsy! 

I promise though in the next two months to finish my projects so I can get going on my 2012 ones!

They include Angie, Alicia, Emily, Lyndsay and Haileigh!