I really like to make stuff. I know how to sew. Sort of, anyway. I know how to knit. I used to teach classes. I also love all kinds of other crafts- jewelry making, painting, drawing, paper mache, the list goes on and on. If there is an aisle for it at the craft store I want to do it!
I had a couple of productive weeks as far as craft projects go. Here are a few things that I made, finished, and took pictures of! (That last one always being the most difficult to remember to do!)
Here was a plain ‘ol Hanes sweatshirt that I made a little more snazzy. I found the inspiration for this one on Pinterest.
I went with fewer strips since the sweatshirt was already very purple. I can always add more strips later if I get bored with it.
I was going to make a circle skirt from this fabric, but once I got started I didn’t have quite enough fabric anymore since I have gone up a size (or two…) So 2/3 of the skirt is the circle pattern and the front 1/3 is a more narrow wedge. I really like the result, it lays in a very flattering way. The only problem is without the extra fabric in the front it is very difficult to get on and off over my hips. So, I need to add a zipper instead of having just an elastic waste. If my fabric had some stretch I would have been good though.
I also finished a couple of knitting projects that have been tucked away for a few months.
I made the green baby pouf from a free Lion brand pattern and for the large brown and tan pouf I used the same pattern, but doubled my yarn and needle size. The color block green and white pillow I just made up on my own.
Are you crafty too? I would love to see pics of the things that you have made- send me a link!