January 25, 2010

BoInk Update

For the last two weeks I've spent all my BoInk stitching concentrating on getting the outlining done... well, I feel like happy-dancing!! I was very happy last night to finish off with all that black - now all the fun stuff is left!

Now I have to focus my stitching time on getting my TTE Too scissor case finished off... all the stitching is done, just the assembly left. My original plan didn't work out too well, so I've been frogging tonight. But I think my new plan will work - wish me luck!

January 22, 2010

Instant Gratification

It's been a very trying tiring week for me this week. I've been running around like crazy, lots of unexpected things happening, working overtime, blah, blah, blah. I've been drained by the time I've plopped myself in my "spot" in the evenings. So drained in fact, I've barely put a needle to fabric (a shame, I know!). But on the bright side, I don't have to concentrate as much when I crochet, so that's what's been happening :)

I've been making "bunheads" for the ballerinas in my life lately. My daughter gifted three of them to the other girls in her ballet class for Christmas. These are the ones that have been made since then. A couple of these I made for my daughter and a couple will become part of a birthday gift real soon. The instant gratification comes from the fact that it only takes about 15-20 minutes to make one of these!!

** After spending $7 on one, I figured I should be making my own. The store bought one is in this pic too. It makes me feel like singing "One of these things is not like the others..."

Here's how they look while in use :)

The hardest part was making one big enough for all my daughter's hair!! Her hair is so thick, it's disgusting... Can you tell that she doesn't get that trait from me?? LOL

There's more crocheting that's happened lately that I haven't shared yet too. I've been lazy & haven't taken pictures of the Christmas gifts I made my girls. Soon, I swear. I think that's more of a promise to myself than anyone else, but if I share it here then I'll have to get a move on. Right?

January 16, 2010

TUSAL Reporting...

Oops! First TUSAL update of the year and I'm a day late!! Such is my life :)

Here's January's progress. Most of the orts are from the TTE Too exchange piece I've been working on.

And I've managed to get a little progress on my checkerboard this month... this is such a mind-numbing piece to work on. And some days, that's all I can handle!!

Now it's off to get some R&R for the rest of the evening... we were at the rink all afternoon and have to be back there tomorrow morning. DH and both kids have games tomorrow morning, so we'll be out the door bright & early!

January 12, 2010

Julie's Giveaway

Julie's hosting a giveaway for some stitching magazines... Hope on over to her blog here for a chance to enhance your stash!!

January 8, 2010

BoInk Update

Wow, I guess it's been a while since I've posted an update on BoInk. December was a slow month progress wise, there was a couple weeks I didn't pick it up at all, trying to get other stuff finished :)

But here is how it looks now, waiting for me to pick back up again on Sunday:

As a little Christmas gift, I decided to make a little something for the girls in the SAL. I thought they each might like a little piece of my project and made each of us a scissor fob using my fabric & fiber selections.

And the backs:

Andrea, Rebekah and Julie, I hope you get good use out of your fobs!! I've really been enjoying my first SAL and I'm realizing now that I'm past the halfway mark that I'm gonna miss this when it's over. I'll be on the lookout for the next one, LOL :)

Thank you for stopping by!

January 1, 2010

2009's Final Stitching Finish

Happy New Year!!

I managed to finish one more ornament just before Christmas. This year I gave away the ornaments made throughout the year to my grandparents and my step-sister. I had intentions of making more and giving them to more of my family, but maybe I'll accomplish that this year :)

A Star on Top
Blue Ribbon Designs
Freebie found here

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2010 from my home to yours!!