Works in progress

Well I have actually been working on a very large number of crafts lately, but I can’t post them yet because they’re all for swaps! So those will stay secret until later this month, after I’ve sent them off and they’ve been received. In the meantime, here are some older things that I’ve done (which still aren’t finished).

This will be a journal cover. It’s based on Craftylittlemonkey’s simplified Teesha Moore patch tutorial on Flickr, but I decided to make it monochromatic instead of using lots of different colors. I really love all the colorful Teesha Moore-inspired crafts out there, but it struck me that it would look very elegant if done in one color (or maybe two).

All-white lacey Teesha Moore inspired journal cover in progress

All-white lacey Teesha Moore inspired journal cover in progress

All-white lacey Teesha Moore inspired journal cover in progress

All-white lacey Teesha Moore inspired journal cover in progress

And here is the charm quilt I’ve been making for my son’s bed. I’ve been at this thing FOREVER, but now that I have my Singer I think it will be easier to finish. My Brother machine is rather small, and I didn’t think I would be able to quilt the whole thing on it (it will eventually be a full-sized blanket), but there’s more than enough room on the Singer, so I won’t have to worry about renting or borrowing a machine. Yay!

Patchwork charm quilt in progress

Patchwork charm quilt in progress

As you can see, I have a little helper. There is nothing more in this world that my cat loves to sleep on than the projects I haven’t finished yet–especially the sewing ones (though she doesn’t limit herself to just those. She’s also fond of sleeping on paper, jewlery supplies, books, you name it), which sucks when they’re swap crafts. I don’t want to have to send things off covered in cat hair. It’s odd–I’ve had several cats over the years and each of them seems to have a different type of thing that they like to sleep on. I had a black cat who loved to sleep on…wait for it…white things, a prissy cat who only liked to sleep on messy things, and the cat I have now makes a beeline for craft projects.

Strange.