Monday, April 5, 2010

if Baskin-Robbins can do it, why not me?

 i set myself a large task for March. it bordered on crazy.   i was going to do 1 project a day for the whole month.  that's 31 projects.  i'm very lucky to have a husband who is not only fluent in crazy but very tolerant of it. once more my home was covered in fabric, pins, embroidery thread, and all those dust bunnies that you get on the floor when dealing with textiles.  but alas, as Pierce said to Jeff on  Community the other night,

" That thing that some men call "failure" i call living.  breakfast, and i'm not leaving til i've cleaned out the buffet."

my goal for April is to finish 4 quilts in 4 weeks.  to be completely honest i will say that i already have one almost done and a second one mostly cut out.  that's my starting point.  this week will see me working on a lilac and green baby quilt.  ready, steady, broccoli on spaghetti...............GO!

  these are a few of the march projects.
3 sold!  i still have the yellow one.

 i call these the "sweetness" bags because they remind me of spun sugar.

this clutch was inspired by my daughter who got really interested in babushka dolls for a couple days. 
i love this blue fabric put unfortunately i was only able to get a small square of it.  it was a sample that the fabric store was getting rid of.
i've had this lovely green material forever and didn't know what to do with it.  then this little pink bird landed on my shoulder and was like "pss....embroider me on a field of green." you can't argue with an imaginary bird.  
Sold and Sold!  still have the floral in back!

 i found a quarter yard of this navy blue bunny fabric that i fell in love with and if i ever find anymore i will cry with joy.  it's so lovely and unusual.  the bag to the right is a woven houndstooth fabric that i layered a flower on.  the front purse is clutch sized, lined with black velvet and hand embroidered with a floral motif that i took from the gold fabric that it is on.  

i call this the "nina bag"  because i finished it and said, "doesn't this look like something nina would have painted?"  it's a smaller version of this next bag....

the one on the left was a disappointment so i shall not speak of it.  the one on the right however, that one i call the "Holly Hobbie" and it just needs to be cuddled.  i'll  post more of the March projects later this week. 

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