Sunday, December 13, 2009

Things that keep me busy

1. Making curtains for Mary's room to replace the too short ones I made two years ago. They technically weren't too short. If I would have put curtain weights in them or not used such light fabric, they would have hung better and been fine.

Hmm, they actually look better in the picture than they did in real life. They were supposed to sit on the sill, but were about a quarter inch short.

The new ones. These sit at apron length on the window. I got them started and was feeling pretty good. Then I realized they needed to be lined as you can see the pattern on the back of the fabric. So I took down the old curtains, ripped out the side and top seams and reused them as the linings. John also moved the rods (oh, there are two windows in her room) up just a bit and onto the wall. They were previously mounted on the window frame because I reused holes left from the previous owner. I love the fabric I found. It matches the walls now, and will also look good when we get around to painting the room pink.

2. Christmas knitting:
A scarf in progress (now done) for our Christmas exchange. And matching fingerless gloves. (and a Barbie type doll trying to get under the refrigerator)

Don't mind the little bump near my ring finger. I hadn't woven the ends in yet.

3. Christmas sewing!

A diaper for Mary's doll. I'm hoping to get a few more made this week. I didn't have a pattern, so I made several before I was happy with the final product.

Outfits for their dolls. Still need to trim all the threads and embroider stems/leaves on the flowers. I made all of this stuff with fabric in my stash.

4. A new craft/obsession!!! Because that's what I need this month!!!!!

Salt dough ornaments. Mine are on the right, and the rest are Mary's. Last year she painted those wooden ornaments you can get for $1 (but I always got them on sale for 50 or 60 cents). This year we got thrifty! We made all these out of 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup salt, and a cup of flour. I want to make more. We had fun painting them today.

5. The thing(s) that keep me super busy--Miss Ellie and Miss Mary!

Ellie all dressed up and ready to pick Mary up from school. Yes, she's chewing on something she shouldn't have. But I got a picture, didn't I?

This was supposed to be a decent head shot for another project. Mary would not hold still or quit goofing off.

Kneading the dough for our salt dough ornaments. She got so into it!

So that's it, my week in pics. I guess I technically made some of it last week. But the scarf I started last Saturday and got it done Weds. Then I made a fingerless glove Thursday and one Friday. I really need to work on sewing. Christmas will be here before we know it.

1 comment:

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

Wow, you have been busy. I love the scarf pattern and yarn. Those are great. And the doll clothes rock. I need to do some things like this too.

Nice pics. Ellie looks so grown up now! I can hardly believe it!

:) Have a great week! <3, Karen