Monday, December 26, 2011

weekend wips

not a whole lot to say, besides the projects that needed to get done were completed, wrapped, and sprinkled with christmas cheer. some still sit in my room awaiting to be delivered, but hopefully that will happen soon. in the meantime, i'll be spending this week probably doing some cleaning and craft planning for the new year. gotta get that next wedding project ball on the roll so it doesn't end up last minute! hope everyone had a very merry christmas yesterday :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

weekend wips

another I GOT STUFF DONE! weekend. hip hip hoorah! so crazy that christmas is now officially less than a week away, and i feel like things are finally dying down. of course that means come january, it will be on to wedding crafting... and maybe even that t-shirt quilt of mine... or the scrappy squares one. so many choices! anyways, here is what went down this weekend.
christmas gift c: done. and i'm SO happy with it. like, want to keep it for myself but i know i shouldn't because that would just be plain silly happy with it. i just now need to make my sister model it for me, so i can wrap it up and make plans with it's soon to be owner.
christmas gift e&f: yeah. things aren't looking good as far as this one goes. i think it may just turn in to one of the two planned things, since it's something i've never done before, and christmas is inching closer moment by moment. if i can knock out one, that's better than i'm feeling about it right now.
christmas gift g: was delivered yesterday, but i'm going to wait until post christmas to do all the present reveal posts... just because i can.

Monday, December 12, 2011

weekend wips

are you ready to see this massive list start getting crossed off? are you SURE you are ready? because things are happening, and it's happening FAST! before i know it, it's going to be christmas eve. yikes. but i must not worry. i'm on top of this, right? yes. must keep telling myself that.
t-shirt quilt j: DONE AND DELIVERED. the thing that has been on these weekend wips since i started blogging again in august is FINALLY off the list and out of my possession.
christmas gift b: DONE. just need to photograph and wrap.
christmas gift c: it's moving closer. it has been cut up and ready to start sewing. since the quilt is done, i guess i have no choice now but to take the plunge.
christmas gifts e&f: moving closer. all my supplies came, but it's another partial fear project. i do need to get one or two more things before i can actually begin, so hopefully, this week i can get it going. depends what my brain looks like during "cram for the christmas show" time.
christmas gift g: DONE! one of those super quick, but super excellent projects. i'm really hoping the recipient will enjoy the humor of it though :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

happy gradu-birth-mas - scrapbook project

well, the planning for this started nearly two years ago. how do i remember? well, apparently it was my photo for the day back on january 14th for my 365 photo project. fast forward however many exact days later, and i finished it right on time! of course, erika's birthday coming up made me push myself for that deadline to get the dang thing done.
when she graduated high school, i made her a photo quilt. this scrapbook option was much easier, and probably much better space saver since she's now coming on 6 months until her wedding day (ahhh! that's what tomorrow is! crazy!) and probably doesn't need a whole lot of extra things laying around. shoot, i'm not engaged or anything, and i know that i don't need things laying around... but it happens anyways. i do it to myself. hah.
the book starts off with the very first photo of us. 2003. brace faced and at marching practice. no, i'm not going to feature it on this blog post. sorry. through out the book, i tried to feature as many photos of just US without the extras along the way. you know, the high school boyfriends, the people we don't talk to anymore, the ex coworkers. all that jazz. some of them made their appearances because they had to - sadies, prom, homecoming - but hey, it's all part of the journey right?
i'm totally not a die hard with my cricut either. my main use consists of making letters so i don't have to use stickers. and that is just fine with me. the pictures say it better though. i'm sure i could have left the entire thing blank, and everything would have fit just perfectly.
2003 all the way up to november of this year (my birthday even!) all covered with photos. a friendship that i'm super happy to have all these photos from. seeing this complete makes me want to get MY scrapbooks going... but at the same time, i'm so much less motivated when it is something for myself versus a gift... time to keep those holiday gifts going!

Monday, December 5, 2011

weekend wips

as i'm typing this blog post, i'm freeeeeezing. you would think i would have worked harder to get binding sewn on. blanket on me while crafting. sounds like a good thing right? well, that binding is just so unconvincing! i enjoy the occasional cross stitch, but when it comes to hand sewing... no thank you! alas, it needs to get done. i don't think a blanket half full of pins would go over well as a DIY kind of christmas gift. as in "here is a blanket... now do the REST yourself". bah. i've been a crafty slug. please someone keep reminding me that each day i procrastinate, the closer christmas is getting...
t-shirt quilt j: after much whining and ranting (mostly to myself and you blog readers) i got the dang thing done! spent a decent amount of yesterday evening hand sewing through tv shows to get it done, and then threw it in the dryer with a wet hand towel to hopefully get some of the cat hair off it. but what is a gift without a little bit of cat hair?
christmas gift b: i was ready to get going on this project, since it was small and would go together very easily, but once i went to the drawer where i THOUGHT the last piece i would need to be... i found it wasn't. excellent. so hopefully today i can get that going, since i know what i'm missing... for reals.
christmas gift c: still sitting. uncut. partially because i wanted to get the quilt out of the way. and partially out of fear of messing it up. i think today or tuesday might be the day to take a deeper look in to this project.
gift d: signed, sealed, delivered. it was well recieved, and will be on the blog on wednesday!
christmas gifts e&f: yeah, as the days grow closer, my list grows longer. these items require some of the same supplies - all of which i ordered off amazon yesterday afternoon and should be here this week. this is another potential fear project. something i have never done before, and could be a total bust if i don't get it right...
christmas gift g: pinterest is the devil. because that's part of where i keep getting ideas from. yeah. another idea to add to the list. it's more in my crafty zone of comfort, so once i get the supplies for it, it should go together easy peasy since i found a pattern online to use. with all these lists going... it sounds like a joann's trip is much needed! luckily, i won't need any fabric cut!