Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I ran out of wool last week (maybe that's why I've not been motivated?) and I've been experimenting with different types of stuffing. I bought a bag of Ecocraft PLA Fiber made from corn and a bag of bamboo fiber.
I stuffed my latest bunnies 3 with the "ecofil" and 1 with the bamboo. I discovered that bamboo is a bit tricky to work with and was really hard to embroider the face of my bunny. The needle just did not want to glide through the fiber. needless to say I finished up and got a rather interesting bunny out of the deal (and a sore finger). He looks a little monster-like or maybe I'm being hard on myself who knows. The other thing with bamboo is that it's rather squeaky. Weird and unexpected. It seems to fade the more you handle it, but it's definitely there. It's kinda like a musical bunny!
I can't wait to solve my wool problem this weekend I'm going to go to the Spinners Flock sale on Sunday. Woo Hoo! I love going to this is wonderful. http://www.spinnersflock.org
Thursday, September 18, 2008
So I got 3 more bunnies finished and then hit a wall. Blah. I keep trying to restart but am lacking the motivation. I cut out the pieces for another Triple Threat security blanket yesterday but can't seem to get it sewn up. Ahh. Come back motivation, come back.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
So, I've had this Robert Kaufman "On a Whim" fabric for over a year now and have been meaning to make a quilt for little Loki. I think I've been afraid to cut into it as I often am with new and lovely fabrics. I stall, and stall.
My favorite is the owl print and of course I messed up when I was cutting it. Ahhhh, oh well.
Here is a shabby (low light, dark room) picture of the layout I think I am going with
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
My little sister got married on Saturday and she couldn't have had nicer weather. The day was sandwiched in between two days of not the best weather, everyone had a great time! There was a minor snafu in regards to the music (my job) My ipod totally went wonky, all my music was wiped right off it. It had to reboot and then we were good to go. Good thing Rodger brought the computer. Anyway, we all stayed out too late. Poor Loki was asleep on the dance floor, because his mom is a dancin' fool.
Despite all the fun wedding stuff I managed to get 5 bunnies cut out, 4 bunnies sewn and my machine threaded with pink to start sewing more. Whew! I'm trying to crank it out and get it going before the crazy holiday season is upon us and I find I have no time for anything at all.
Pictures of stuff to follow just because it makes the post more exciting.