Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday - Everything!
I should call today What Haven't I Been Working on Wednesday! Since I cleaned up my sewing area, I am forcing myself to use up scraps, and finish unfinished projects, until the pile is gone. I put a good dent in this week!
First I made some draft blockers, you know, you put them at the bottom of doors to prevent drafts. We definitely need some in this old house, and they make great practical gifts. The best part is that they used up a ton of scraps! They are stuffed with scraps. Since wool is insulated, it makes the perfect filler for these. This first one I tries to make triangular, but that was too much work.
I think the round ones look better.
I made one with a bug face (i'll probably make more of these)...
and this one is supposed to look like a log (please tell me it does!).
I made a couple more wool eggs before Easter too.
I found one lone salt shaker at the thrift store and you know what I do to shakers!
Next I hit the unfinished projects that were cut out and waiting to be sewn. These diaper covers were in pieces, so I made appliques & sewed them up.
The pieces for this pillow were cut, but I had no plans for a design, so there it sat. I saw this scrap with a pocket sitting there, shrugged, and sewed it on. A bit odd, but I like it. Turn it one way, and you can use the little pocket. Turn it the other way, and the whole piece is a bigger pocket. What do you think? You can be honest... I can take it ;)
I found a couple of tissue holders that were cut out, but never sewn, so I finished those up.
Lastly, I had a dog food bags (clean) sitting there for the longest time ready to become tote bags. I made this one to get it out of my system, but I have lots of tote bags, and this was a lot of work, so I decided to just use the rest for garbage bags.
There you have it! A super productive week! Hopefully I will have more weeks like this, until my stash becomes manageable. What have you been working on? As always, feel free to show off your finished recycled wool projects on my Facebook page!