crafting update

July 23, 2015

my sweetiepie abc sampler

I haven’t been doing quite as much crafting as in the past, but I have been doing some! I am trying to stick to one project at a time these days, and I just finished one. :)

I’m sharing the pictures with you now because I have no idea when I’ll get around to ironing it, stretching it, and framing it. So here it is, the My Sweetiepie ABC’s Sampler by Alicia Paulson. It was a blast to stitch, and I can’t wait to see it hung up in the kids’ room. I don’t know what color frame to go with though. What would you choose? It’ll probably be on white walls.

my sweetiepie abc sampler

my sweetiepie abc sampler

my sweetiepie abc sampler

So what’s next?

Well, I had so much fun participating in Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life last year that I pre-ordered her kit for this year and yesterday it came in the mail! This makes me so excited to do some papercrafting again, since I switched over to using the app for Project Life. Ali’s kits are amazing and inspiring (and you can still pre-order one here). I’ll be capturing my week with the community from August 17-23 and then hopefully it won’t take me months to create the album like last year. :)

crafting plans / week in the life

crafting plans / week in the life

In the meantime, I’ve started preparations for a quilt for Meredith! I’ve had this idea since the completion of my first quilt, and I bought the fabric quite awhile ago. The fabric was all bought at Joann’s which I know isn’t the best but it’s what I have and we are working on a budget here. I also have plenty of cream fabric, and my intention is to make a strip quilt that will not need any sort of math and will be forgiving. Inspiration here, here, here, and here.

crafting plans

If I fall in love with my sewing machine again, I think I would like to learn to refashion clothes or sew simple dresses and tops. That makes me kind of nervous, but everyone has to start somewhere right?

Posted in: crafty, crafty, needlepoint

Comments on crafting update

  1. 1

    From Sheila Book Journey:

    I wish I was more talented in stuff like this!

  2. 2

    From Kara:

    I wish I had the patience to sit down and teach myself how to do something crafty at home. That cross-stitch sampler is adorable!

  3. 3

    From Nora:

    i think a light blue frame would look great for the completed stitch project! If (WHEN) we get to meet, we need to spend a day doing crafty things so I can be re-inspired. It’s been so long since I’ve done anything with paper or crafts. I miss it!

  4. 4

    From Katy:

    I think an ornate white frame would be adorable for your sampler!

  5. 5

    From Sarah:

    I was thinking white frame, but I like Nora’s idea of a light blue frame too, especially for a kid’s room!

    Also, great fabrics — I think they will look fantastic in that style of quilt. I also have intentions of learning to make clothes someday but it seems like to make it really worthwhile, you have to learn how to adapt patterns to fit your body, which intimidates me!

  6. 6

    From Jenny:

    I love your sampler its adorable! I was just thinking yesterday about the Christmas themed cross stitches I started about 6 years ago and have yet to finish! My intention is to finish them in time for Christmas this year.

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