I'm not really sure why, but I generally craft blitzkrieg style. I won't make anything remotely crafty for months, then suddenly crafting energy wells up inside me and I. Must. Craft. This is one of those times. In the past three weeks, I've completed more projects than I did in the last year combined.
Take, for example, this quilt:
Remember when I was nesting with Asher? Way back in October? That's when I appliqued Asher's name onto the jersey. I've been afraid to try sewing the jersey since then; but I finally decided to try it. And guess what? With the help of this tutorial and a little heat and bond, it was not a big deal--at all. And since I still have excess crafting energy, I'm making a matching quilt for Reed. I'm using the same jersey (I got an entire bolt of it at Wal-Mart for $5!) and a different flannel. It's going to be fantastic. Unless it takes me six months to finish, as well.
Next, we have the Reed letters.
Before Reed was born, we covered the letters of his name with fabric that matched his crib set (Remember? Probably not), because it is completely necessary for every baby to have their name in cute letters on their wall. Once Reed moved into his big boy bed, his letters no longer matched his room. I would have just purchased "A, S, H," covered them, and joined them with "E, R" to Make "Asher," but I was out of fabric. So I ripped the fabric off, sanded the letters down, and repainted them.
Then I left my letters on the counter, waiting to be hung in Reed's room, for about three weeks. They chipped. I was so annoyed. But, luckily, my friend Claudia wanted to make letters for her baby--so we joined forces. I made a big "A" covered with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge (seriously, it's a big A), then repainted and Mod Podged my Reed letters. And voila!
Yet another project I started and never finished was this lamp. It's been waiting for a lampshade since August. Now, it has one:
You're surprised there are still more projects, right? I told you, blitzkrieg.
I threw my friend a baby shower a few weeks ago, and decided I must make a lollipop tree topiary (the theme was loosely "She's about to POP"):
And cake pops:
The cake pops, by the way, drove me crazy because they kept falling off the sticks. I was ready to give up when my knight in shining armor (Ryan--hopefully that was the obvious answer) figured out the secret to making them stay on the sticks. I still don't know how he did it.
And, finally, Ryan and I thought it might be fun for Reed to have his own apron because he loves to help in the kitchen. My favorite part of this apron is the fabric:
There you have it! I still have some extra crafty energy flowing through my veins, so we'll see if I finish any other projects in the near future...