Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WiP Wednesday: A Little Bit of Everything

Hurray for WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!  I was getting my "craftopus" on this week and I worked on a little bit of everything.  I got two quilts ready to be quilted, I used my new iron received on Mother's Day, I did eight scrapbook layouts (16 pages 12" x 12"), and I did a few more inches on the crochet Christening gown.  I feel a little schizo working on all these things, usually I just stick to one hobby at a time but this was fun.

I prepared two quilts for quilting this week.  I should have had all the fabric be right side out for the picture but I didn't think about it until now.  Oh well, that make it that much more of a surprise, right? One was my Ready Set Snow quilt that followed the Etchings pattern and the other is my Cape Ann quilt that followed the Hexagon Park pattern.  I may save the Christmas one for when I learn to quilt myself I haven't decided yet.  My friend Leila is coming over tomorrow to get them and go quilt so we'll see what we decide.  I loved making the roll for the binding.  Before I made the binding and kind of left it in a glob.  The roll is so pretty and clean!

Here's my new iron (blue) next to my old one.  I begged for a new iron for Mother's day and my hubby happily obliged.  Sadly the one he got was close but not what I wanted, I felt bad and didn't want to say anything but he sensed a problem and said his feelings wouldn't be hurt if I traded.  We exchanged it for this one which I have used and now LOVE!  It's not a crazy expensive one but I think that makes it even better!  I got a Hamilton Beach Durathon from Wal-Mart for around $25.  It heats up crazy fast, has a vast water tank, the steam can be shut off and controlled, and it glides like a dream!  These are all features which my old one did not posses.  My old would did have an automatic shut-off unfortunately it would shut off before I could even get my hand of the button that turned it on.  I had to try a good ten times before it would stay on.  I'm so happy!

I caught the scrapbook bug at my monthly craft night and I whipped up these eight layouts.  I LOVE to scrapbook.  The top four are matching one for my daughter's scrapbook and one for mine of pictures we took when she turned three.  The bottom four layouts are from 2010.  I feel a bit behind scrapbooking from two years ago but I've been reassured that I'm doing better than most to even attempt it.

The Christening gown is getting longer and more beautiful!  I'm just loving the way it's turning out!!  I was nervous that it was too big but we've got a big doll that can fit in newborn size clothes and when I tried the dress on her it had a little room to spare but pretty much fit.  My friend wants to use this dress when her baby is 1-2 months so this should be perfect!

Here's a close-up of the skirt detail.  LOVE!

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1 comment:

  1. The Christening gown is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see it done.


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