I don't know whether this mega dose of Vitamin D I'm on or what happened but I was totally motivated this weekend. I stayed home and worked in my dining room. My table was even clear for a few short minutes until I dragged new projects out to work on. lol. I brought the CD player and all my Christmas CD's in with me and I worked. I found quite a few UFOs (unfinished objects) that I swore I was going to do this year as a New Year's resolution. Oh well, guess some of them may wait til next year because they've waited this long. LOL. I put away my fabric and everything. I am so proud of myself. So... wanna see what I was doing????
First, I decided I liked the look of the rolled up Christmas fabric, so I pulled out my basket (thrift store find of course) and rolled up the other Christmas fabric I already had and threw them in the basket.
While I was at it I rolled up my plain fabric and threw them in another basket. Truth is I don't have room on my shelves for it so I had to find another way to store it. I know what you are going to say... and I don't want to hear it ;-) lol
I also found these squares I bought a few years back at the thrift store. I believe they are a wool blend. I got them because I thought for sure I could make something out of them. I think I know what I'm going to with them finally. I'd like to incorporate them in a quilt. It'll be a very prim, early style, with mismatched fabrics and hand stitching. This for sure is a New Year's resolution for next year.
Before.... 8X8 inches
After... 7X7 inches... whoever cut them initially left the selvage edge on the sides of some of the squares so I had to cut them down. There is brown, black, cream, gray, and tan in the blocks.
Then while I was at JoAnn's last week I saw these really cute kids' gloves... I coffee stained them, added hangers, and rusty bells. Now the most adorable ornies :) Then I hung a few little candy cane ornies I made on there too. Don't worry this tree is not done yet...
So then I got the wax pouring bug... This candle, which was a Pottery Barn candle, of course found at the Goodwill was my next project. It's shaped like a house and was unscented. So I threw it in my crock pot to melt...
And got all of this from it... hint hint you may see some of this for sale on Friday!!! mini pineapples, toy soldiers, and the 12 days of Christmas. These obviously aren't done yet. They need more cinnamon rubbed on them and a few will get hangers...
Didn't these turn out gorgeous ?!?!? I LOVE them. Steve even commented on how cool they came out. They will make great peg rack hangers!!!
While I was waiting for my wax to melt I finished up this pillow sham. Another UFO I have had. I bought the dresden plate middle part a few years back at a prim store thinking I could make something from them. I say them because I have quite a few more left to use and I already have many of them pinned and ready to stitch on another new project. Anyway, it is made from old fleece that was hand stitched together by someone. None of them are identically stitched of course. I already had made the black wool sham last year, but couldn't decide what I wanted to put on it. So, I put them together and hand stitched the middle with a feather stitch and the outside with a blanket stitch. I tell you that fleece is not easy to work with since it sort of stretches when you stitch. grrrr.... oh well prim doesn't have to be perfect :)
Last, but not least, these are the newest pewter and non-pewter items I've added to my collection. I finally got them all together and displayed until next week when I move them to their new home in my living room. For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook know which ones are fake, but if you aren't bet you can't tell the difference... like I say decorate on the cheap with repros when you can.
Well, my friends I need to get moving since I have a few more hours til bedtime. I need to see what I can get into while I still have the energy. Talk to you soon :)