Ok so first things first….. as I mentioned in my What to expect in 2013 post, I am working on a master bedroom star quilt. What I didn’t mention, was that this was a small part of a redecorating of the master bedroom… I managed to repaint it the aptly named, Restful (seriously… its a green). This month… I tackled the curtains. I was inspired by this fabric:
Nifty birds and branches!
Which I then designed my own…. and used my left over quilt materials for my birds! Which I just finished up today:
And here they are! (Note how restful my walls look! ^.~)
Earlier but better photo of my version.
So I’m pretty pleased with myself about those. They did take a bit more time than I anticipated, but there is quite a bit of detail work in there. So its curtains for my curtains project!
And now for the second bit of the title…..
You know those various tote bags.. the cute ones with bugs that you receive as gifts, and the logo splashed freebies… I have a whole collection of those that I consider my project bags. And its a good thing I have a decent collection…..
So first off… I made my own handbag this month!
Being modeled by my new dress form no less!
The pattern is called Brea. It came together rather quickly and personally I thought was a good use of some of my Chinese Yarn I purchased from Goodwill. (That link is to the label, if you translate it let me know!) I still have a few more balls of the brown, as well as some pale spring green and pale lilac.
I haven’t gotten terribly far on my double knit snowflake scarf project:
Double knitting seems rather interesting, but one of those things where you defiantly need to keep your mind on what you are doing, so it does tend to get set aside.
I mostly have this cross stitch done from a kit I picked up ages ago… I just need to tackle the backstitches and the french knots. Its my first project using black aida cloth.
Four cute little Chickadees.
FINALLY…. I said I wanted to tackle a pair of sweaters this year and… not only did I finally pick out and order my yarn for the Ben sweater….
Future sweater in the raw.
I’ve cast on and managed to work bout 12 inches of the back! (This includes the 4 rows I had to pull out and redo last night from the evening before… -.-)
I’m now even further along, but will I finish it before the end of winter?
(Lastly… if you have been eyeballing any of the remaining stockings… Please note that the coupons have been disabled, but the prices have dropped significantly if you are looking for a sweetheart gift in February!)