Thursday, November 09, 2006

My craft room

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I've been working here and there on stuff around the house that I always put off. Painting my bulletin board was one of those projects. The pegboard was painted almost a year ago. (Obviously there's still a ton of work in here!) The book in the righthand corner is Sew U. I'll be reviewing it shortly. I just finished a pair of pants from the patterns. My goal is to make one of each so I can fully review the book.

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I finally finished this project yesterday as well. When I hurt my foot I knew I had to do something with the crutches. It seemed so wasteful to throw them away, but I can't stand keeping stuff like that either. So now they are shelves. One is glued and one warped so I had to nail it together. It makes the perfect home for my pez collection. Unfortunately they're a little too small. And yes, I know one is crooked. I hung it, what do yo expect???

I have also been painting lately. Its almost done and is coming along beatifully. Cale loves it so much that he actually pulls up a chair so he can sit and gaze at it. It will be revealed once it's done.
I bought Simplicity pattern 4072 (similar to this) and have been mulling over what fabrics to use. I love the clashing patterns. But there are so many great fabrics available lately. Hancock's of Paducah sent me a catalog recently and its so great to have so many of them to look at. They have a pretty decent selection of discounted fabrics too. I never know if I should spend the big bucks for fabric that I really love or be cheap, because the pattern may not even turn out that well.
I have also decided that I will not be making gifts this year. But in the DIY spirit, they will be purchased from small businesses.

PS. Have you checked out Pandora Internet Radio? I'm loving it. You enter a band you like and it finds stuff thats similar. If you hate what they choose, you say so and it deletes it. I did a Death Cab for Cutie search though and it keeps finding 90's grunge, which I keep deleting, so its basically playing Death Cab non stop. Which is weird, but the other stations are super cool so far.
Have a great weekend and have fun celebrating Veteren's Day! :D


Blogger capello said...

that's quite a pez collection you have there. how many without feet?

i have buckets and buckets of pez dispencers. i stopped counting at 600. it would be interesting to see how many i have now.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I love the crafts you make, they are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

5:15 PM  
Blogger MéLisa said...

That is a great idea for using old crutches! I need some more shelves in my sewing/craft area too...hmmm...

I am dying to know what you think of the Sew U pants? I barrowed the pattern & traced it but haven't sewed it up yet. I also have her paper pattern & wonder how they are different. (haven't sewn that one yet either)

1:51 PM  
Blogger capello said...

[hmmm... i tried emailing you but it didn't work. anyway... i did the walls in satin. i normally do eggshell but that sheen wasn't
available in the eco spec. they only make three, and of course i'm
using them all -- flat (ceiling), satin (walls) and semi-gloss (trim). i'm hoping to be done by the weekend so we can move the furnature back in before thanksgiving.and then we get to tear it all up again sometime next year. oh joy

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Discounted craft said...

Thank you for letting us have a glimpse a workplace of a genius artist. I really love your collections. Hope you'd include gift sets too.

10:11 AM  

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