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A Life More Crafty

Craftiness abounds around here lately. Lots of projects in the works and several more in the planning stage.

First, a quilt update. I've finished piecing the top, and it is gigantic. Humongous. Massive. It's the size of my living room, without any furniture. I was going for large and kind of overshot right into HUGE.
Wedding Quilt Top
This is it on our queen size bed- with thirty inches of overhang on each side.
Quilt Overhang
The only reason it's not all over the floor is that our bed is up on cinder blocks.
Quilt Closeup
I do really like how its turned out, though. I am considering cutting it down a little before I start basting and quilting. Alex and Madison, what do you think? It is your quilt, after all. Do you want a massive quilt or more standard queen size?

In other craftiness, I ordered yarn online for the first time. I was really nervous buying something I hadn't felt or really seen but I love it! It's a Alpaca and Cashmere blend. Super soft and just so much fun to knit with.
Faux Russian Stole Beginning
It's a little more a greenish-blue than it looks like in the photo. I was getting an early start on Christmas presents but I may love this too much to give to anyone.

I've also been sewing. I went to the store to get fabric for an Easter dress for Anna. I came away with fabric for two skirts and an Easter dress. I started with the skirts because they're simpler.
Two Spring Skirts
Way Fun Skirt
I just fell in love with this fabric. A simple elastic waistband and a hem with a little lace trim. Start to finish it took just about an hour.
Three Tier Skirt
The second is three tiered layers. It really didn't take much longer. I love sewing for a two year old. She's so tiny it takes almost no fabric and no time.
Way Cute Skirt in Action

I've also got a commission. One of the ladies I work with (who did the flowers for my wedding) is getting married on April 8th. She picked out the yarn (which is scrumptious) and I am making her a simple shrug to wear over her wedding dress.
Virginia's Wedding Shrug
Depending on how quickly it goes, I may be making some capelets or something like it for her bridesmaids.

And, of course, here's your weekly dose of way cute Anna-
Anna Closeup


Alex said…
Madison and I say bigger is better. That way we won't have to fight over it when we're watching TV.

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