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Abundant Craftiness

First, I finally got Anna's birthday quilt washed. Here it is in all its wrinkled glory.

Finished Princess Quilt

I started with this pattern- tweaked the sizes and added a third fabric. I've used this pattern a couple of times now and absolutely love it.

Princess Quilt CloseUp
Another Princess Quilt CloseUP
Loopy Quilting
I did lots of free-motion quilted loops on this one. I branched away from my standard white thread and used pink. The overall girliness of the quilt seemed to call for it. Really, my dependence on white thread is pure laziness. I go and buy a ton of it when its on sale for half-price at JoAnn's. I always have it on hand and its just plain easy. I may have to try and break away from that and do some actual decision-making.
Princess Quilt in Action
I really like it in action- with the matching pillowcase and doll quilt. Makes it look like a catalog image- especially when I shove all the toys on the floor to the other side of the room before taking the picture.

Second, I'm in one of those moods. Women will know what I mean. One of those moods where you just want to feel pretty. Most women would go shoe shopping or go get there hair done. Me, well- I obsessively make jewelry.
Blue Bracelet
New Jewelry
The bracelets are both five strands memory wire cuffs. I love how they look. I'm stopping by the craft store on the way home for more memory wire. I've got at least one other planned. This could be the start of a new bracelet obsession. I could post a tutorial if anyone else is interested in making one.
The other item in the second picture is a very long necklace. It's beads knotted on silk cord. It's meant to be worn wrapped around two or three times. Sorry no pictures of me wearing the jewelry. I tried but its pretty much impossible to do myself.
I also started a new pretty lace scarf.
Lace Ribbon Scarf Beginning
Free pattern here. It's going to be a while before this one is making me feel pretty. It probably took three hours to get the six inches I have done. The goal is eighty inches or so. Yeah, going to be a long time.


Angie said…
The quilt is beautiful! I would love to just finish one! I have a couple that I have been working on. One is for our little girl that just turned 2. Just need to put it's just he top. Ragedy Ann and Andy.........just need to finish it.

I'm glad that I found your blog just now. I'm following you now.

Jennifer said…
Beautiful stuff! I'm itching to make some Christmas dresses or something for the girls. I may have to try to do some sewing with them awake - we'll have to see how that goes LOL
balloongal said…
You could put the necklace on your husband and take the picture. That way you're not trying to do it all yourself. ;)
debbie said…
What are the dimensions of Anna's quilt? How big are the squares? I might start working on the boys' twin size quilts again...

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