Tuesday, March 25, 2008

three: ipod cover

i have been trying to come up with a clever way of using little bits of cloth that i have lying around. yesterday, i decided to make an ipod cover. i sewed all the pieces i had and then cut it to the size that i wanted. the one problem that i have with it is that i sewed the clip off-center. since i can't be bothered changing it and i made it for myself it is going to remain off-center.i really like the way this case looks, so i think i might make another improved one and make a glasses case using the same method.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

two: pillows

recently, i have been obsessed with making pillows.

i made the pillow on the right from an old cardigan i had that was falling apart.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


i have been an avid crafter for a few years now. when it comes to crafting i need to have a number of projects going on at one time. i am constantly trying out new techniques and starting new projects, without finishing anything! i am hoping that keeping a record of everything i make will help me to actually finish some of the projects i have going on.

i recently started to learn cross-stitching and crocheting. about a week ago i finished my second cross-stitch project. i put it in a frame that i made a few years ago and i think the pair look really good together. i am surprised by the amount of time it takes to
cross-stitch. i was expecting it to be really easy, but i am pleased to learn that it does take a bit of skill to be able to do it well. i never liked the look of anything cross-stitched before, but now that i have i know what goes into cross-stitching i appreciate the geometric look much more.

for the next couple of weeks, i am going to take a break from cross-stitching for awhile and try to hone my crocheting skills by making an afghan. i have never done much crocheting before (i use to think of it as a lesser craft than knitting and not worth my time), but i have now decided to give crocheting a second chance. i am going to use up
some old bits of yarn and make squares of varying sizes and colors. i am hoping that it won't look like a rainbow threw up all over it...