Saturday, February 6, 2010

Craft Potpourri

I've been working on a potpourri of crafts lately and it has made me very happy to be crafting again. I've made two log cabin quilt squares for and am currently knitting a 12" log cabin square for sewhooked's block drive:

I refashioned a freebie backpack by adding a zipper pocket to cover the company logo, and now that I have one of those under my belt, I'm going to do another one for Miss P to her specs. It's just the right size to take her lunch and camera and school supplies on her way-too-numerable field trips.I'll post pics after I finish Miss Ps's bag.

I also have decided to join in the the Twlight Crafts Mystery Quilt-along. *points to icon/link in upper right corner of blog* It's a block of the month quilt-a-long, and there'll be a begginers' block and an advanced block pattern each month. I will DEFINITELY be doing the beginners' block, lol. I've already got my first pattern printed and ready to go, and have made a little list of fat quarters to buy. I know, I'm supposed to be crafting from stash only until I've whittled the fabric and yarn stashes down by a few bins, but I don't have any that look right in my stash, and I need a zipper for Miss P's bag anyway, sooooooo, I'll be hitting Joann's Fabrics tomorrow afternoon before the "Big Game". I have been wanting to do more paper piecing, and a "block of the month" group will be just right, since I only "have" to complete one block a month. Even with my busy schedule I think I can handle that.

Also I'm going to check Ravelry for a BOM for knitting. I'd like to do crochet too, but I have yet to be able to do a simple granny square, so I think I'll save that for next year. It's only Feb so I'm only one block behind... I think I can get caught up by the end of Q1, and it'll make me try new patterns without the stress of it being a gift for someone.  I've decided this year is the time to develop my current crafting skills further, to really stretch my abilities a bit and try new patterns/techniques. I tend to stay in my comfort zone and I want to change that, challenge myself a bit.

I'm also working on a super sekkrit project and am trying some things out to get it the way I want before tackling it in the materials I'll use for the actual gift.

Hmmm, that's it for now I guess. I'm getting a bit peckish for a wee snackie, then it's back to the craft room for more experiments and fun. *waves*


  1. YAY, Cat will be so happy to hear you'll be joining on the BOM. I've had a sneak peek at the blocks, and they are really glorious.

    Starknuts has been hosting a BOM that is both knit and crochet.

    It started in July, but participation has been pretty much nil, I think. I'm bad, because I want to participate and I keep forgetting!

  2. I AM pleased to see that you're going to join in for the Twilight Quilt BOM. I've made sure the beginners ones are actually for beginners, so you should be fine with them :) But let me know if you have any problems along the way. It should be fun.

    I'm the same with crochet. One day i hope to get my head around it!

  3. I'm very excited, I really think the the BOM will be a good way to keep me sewing on a regular basis, which is something I want, to do a little sewing, knitting, and crochet each month so I can keep the creative juices flowing.

  4. I don't believe I've ever checked out your blog before; shame on me. I'm very interested to see what you do for the perfect-for-field-trips bag, because I (while not as crafty as you) have been scheming in my head how to make something similar for myself, either by sewing something from scratch or repurposing some existing bag: the perfect commuter bag—to hold a lunch level, carry a book without wrinkling or tearing the cover, keep my keys/phone/train ticket quickly at hand but not exposed to pickpockets...


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