As promised, here’s the soldier I made for Jacob. This was a quick project I found on Ric-Rac, and she’s not kidding when she calls him a One Hour Softie.
I also made Jillian, my sister-in-law, a “Keep Calm” sign. Someone, somewhere in my life was bound to get one of these as a gift… seeing as how I’ve been obsessed with the mantra and all. She happens to be a grad student, and we went to England with that part of our family. So it seemed fitting. 🙂
These are the handmade gifts I made this year: granny square ornaments, a soldier, a WWII sign, and a Tic-Tac-Toe game. It all feels a bit Cath Kidston to me, but I do love Cath Kidston and am decidedly okay with that. 🙂
Happy New Year, everyone!!!
We’re about to celebrate Christmas as a tiny family tonight, but I thought I’d hop on here and share the Tic-Tac-Toe board and pieces I made for Emily.
The board can double as a potholder in her play kitchen.
In fact, I kind of like it for myself and thought about stealing it. 😉
I also made this little soldier for Jacob at the last minute. So last minute that I wrapped him up about 5 minutes ago. I’ll have to take pictures later.
Today I made a collage.
A mood board.
Clothing design is on my mind a lot these days.
Which reminds me…
Do any of you have experience with dress forms? I’m looking for a good (but inexpensive) one. I tried the duct tape dress form, and, well, DIY doesn’t always work…
[Mood board clippings taken from Domino Magazine (R.I.P.) and an Anthropologie catalog. And that’s Jenny Gordy from Wikstenmade front and center.]
Tah-dah!!! There you have it. Appliquéd art. I’m not sure if I’ll keep it over the bed. It could be really pretty with the quilt… if I ever finish the quilt…
By the way, I’m considering tying it instead of actually quilting it. What do you think? Does anyone have any experience with that? Aside from it being faster than quilting, I think it will be easier to mend any parts that begin to dry-rot. Afterall, there are a lot of vintage fabrics worked into this beast.