Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patchwork Pincushion

I was browsing the internet for patterns for pincushions. I fell in love with Creative Kismet's Patchwork Pincushion. It turned out to be adorable! It was a great way to use up fabric scraps. The hardest part was the chain stitch around the edge. I had a hard time getting my needle through in places. I'd definitely recommend this tutorial! I did mine with 6 scraps of floral fabric leftover from a quilt and pink felt. Instead of embroidery thread, I used almost like a cord in variegated green. I put a star button on top and bottom to complete the look. I'll definitely be making more of these!

Magazine Coaster

I got really excited when I found How About Orange's tutorial for making coasters out of a magazine. So, I had to try it. I don't know how well it will hold up, but it's cute. You should definitely check it out! If I do it again, I'll try to pick pages that are all the same color or two.

What I've been busy with

Fresh homemade bread. I love the feeling of knowing I made this bread from scratch. It wasn't really as hard as I thought it would be. It makes excellent garlic toast!

I finally finished this latch hook rug. My mother started it years and years ago. Then, she gave it to me to finish. That was probably 5 or so years ago. I finished it this year! Oh, the joys of procrastination...

This is my first attempt at a knitted sock. I may get around to finishing it eventually.

This was my first crocheted afghan. I had a blast doing it. I'm planning on doing another crocheted afghan soon. I'm thinking of doing the ripple afghan. Found at Attic 24.