Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm still here!

Greetings!  I just wanted to say "hi!" and that I'm still here.  :)  I've made a few things, but haven't been able to post pictures because the recipient hasn't received the gift, yet.  (My bad, since they were for last Christmas!!)

Now, I'm working on a pillow for a friend.  I don't think she ever looks on here, but, just in case, I can't post the pic until I've given it to her.  I used wool felt and embroidery to create the pillow.... all done on a piece of wool felt.  Just bought the pillow form this afternoon, so now I have to figure out how to put it together.  The back will just overlap and I'll probably put three buttons across it.  Wool felt is great because you don't need to make buttonholes, you can just cut the fabric... kind of like polar fleece.  :)  So easy to sew with!  But, I think I want a flanged edge, that I will embroider a blanket stitch on.

I've also been busy making a flannel shirt for my husband, for Christmas.  It's been years since I've made a flannel shirt!!  This is a green plaid... it's beautiful fabric.... and, hopefully, will be a really nice shirt.  :)  But, hubby is home now, so I can't work on it.  My sewing/crafting/art space is the dining room table...and the dining room is right in the middle of the house... you have to go through it to get just about anywhere in the house!  :(  Some day... *some* day.... I'll have my own studio.  Until then, projects get put on hold as long as the recipient is home.  :)  Or, unless I can tell a little-white-lie about who it's for.  That works, too.  :)

Hmmm.....maybe I'll get my Christmas cards out and start writing some while I make some fudge.  There's an idea!

Have a great night!

     ~  Teri