Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring is in the air

I am happy to say I finished up my Easter craft before Easter, though just barely. I took a few sewing classes with a friend and one of the projects was these Easter egg placemats. They were pretty simple and used a quilt-as-you-go technique. I liked it. All 4 of them are scrappy and different and add some nice color to our white table.

I also made another blanket for that special girl in my life. I was honestly scared of the minky/satin combination and the slippery, stretchy nature of those two fabrics, especially paired with each other. Thank God for my walking foot is all I can say. It was a lifesaver and made the project a lot less stressful. This was also my first time doing mitered corners and I was pretty pleased with how the whole thing turned out. Everything would have looked more "crisp" if I would have made it out of a material like flannel, but this little girl much prefers the softness of minky and satin. I can't say I blame her. She immediately snuggled up to it when I gave it to her and it made my heart melt yet again. I used this tutorial from Melanie at Fabric Family Fun and it was great.

I was told this was crafty too so I thought I would include it as well (even though my toes are grossing me out the longer I look at the picture). I bought a package of stylus tools for $3.99 (before the 40% off coupon) at Hobby Lobby. And used them to create some nail art for my toes. The nail art is always my favorite part about having a pedicure (the 2 times in my life I've had one) but darn is it expensive! So I experimented until I could come up with something I could do myself. A simple google search provides some tutorials for different designs as well.

And there you have it. I hope you all have a great Easter weekend!