No house renovation, furniture stripping or painting occurred this weekend. I really needed the weekend away from all of that stuff because essentially if I looked at another paint brush or piece of furniture that needed stripping I was going to shoot someone. And that would probably have been Mr. P - and for the time being I need him alive. So he can finish the painting. Ironic huh?
In breaking news, I think a demented burglar with a craft /sewing fetish broke into our house overnight , used every single thing in my sewing room, threw half of the Moda factory around the room and snuck out again because there is no way I left my sewing room looking like this...
You'd think I'd been too embarrassed to show you that room wouldn't you? I have no shame people. Don't you know that by now?
Needless to say I spent most of the morning cleaning up the vandalism. I found stuff even I didn't know I had and then had to find places to hide it all so I can get excited again next time it surfaces and I've forgotten I had it. And I've come to the conclusion I need a bigger house. Or a less observant husband...
If you promise not to tell him I'll show you what else I bought this week...
Promise? Pinkie promise?
And I got 12 of them...imagine the trouble I can get up to with that lot.
I've been feeling decidedly un-quilty this week and I have the attention span of a goldfish so I've been concentrating on smaller more easily finished projects to get my crafting fix.
I made a pencil and a crayon roll for a friend's little girl. You can too . The tutorial is here .
I made a journal cover for myself. These are ridiculously easy. I even followed the pattern after I read it 33 times, and then did my own thing which meant some unsewing, but I'm used to sewing most things twice. (Case in point I've sewn the same piece of binding three times this week and unpicked it twice. The third time I cut the binding off and started again. if patience is a virtue I guess I'm not virtuous. I got so mad at one point I think I invented some new swear words. (Email me if you'd like to extend your personal repertoire- I'm a sharing kind of gal)
I wandered around looking at all the gorgeous creativity at the Bloggers Quilt Festival. There are some seriously talented quilty people out there folks. Go have a peek at some of the fabulous-ness and prepare to be amazed.
So I pottered, I meandered, and I waffled round not doing much for most of the weekend. I feel relaxed for the first time since about 2003. So far today I haven't even got out of my pyjamas and it's after tea time. And I had chocolate pudding for lunch. That's one of the perks of being a grown up. And I didn't brush my hair today either.
I did other crafty things this weekend but you'll have to wait for Tuesday's post at Thrifty Christmas Challenge for the big reveal, assuming I don't need to cut the binding off again. (At the rate I'm going this project is going to end up the size of a postage stamp!) Until then, have a great week. And thank you for your lovely comments on my blogiversary post. They made me feel very special.
P.S. Has anyone used those printable fabric sheets? What are they like? What brand do you recommend? Thoughts ?