Monday, October 08, 2012

One Day Off, Three Craft Projects Completed

This is Columbus Day weekend.  Or if you're Canadian, it's Thanksgiving Day. Either way, I got a three-day weekend out of it.  So, on Saturday, I focused on cleaning the house and doing laundry - the typical weekend things.  I also made it to the annual Craft Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  They're a great group of people, and so supportive of what we do at the library, so I wanted to support them. And I picked up a couple of things while I was at it.

On Sunday, Steve and I planned a trip to Vermont. The original plan was that we would leave Sunday morning, then come back on Monday. Well, while we had a great time there, we decided that we'd rather come back on Sunday, so we'd have all day Monday to relax and get ready for the week ahead.

So, that means today was a bonus day.  After a
 morning walk I decided to use the time to do a couple of craft projects.  For the first project, I was going to make a football blanket for my grandson.  I saw it on Pinterest, and  since his parents are avid football fans, I thought it would be fun for him to lie on while mom and dad are cheering on the Broncos (his mom), and the Bears (his dad).

This meant a trip to the fabric store.  While there I also picked up a project sheet for a table runner made out of blackboard fabric.  I thought that would be perfect for potlucks, so bought the necessary supplies for that.  

For my third project I was making a journal cover for a class we're doing at the library this week on telling your family stories through writing and art.  I got the idea for my cover from this site, which I found on Pinterest. 

All three projects turned out okay; not perfect, but certainly usable.  Steve helped me with the pattern for the football blanket, and he did a great job.  Sewing the binding on the blackboard fabric went pretty well, but the corners were a bit tricky.  And the moleskin journal got a bit warped with the ModPodge and paint.  As a result, the "G" didn't stick down too well, and the paint kind of seeped in. 

But, it was  a great feeling of accomplishment. Now it's back to work - I only hope I can be as productive there as I was at home this weekend.

3 comments: said...

I think they turned out great! said...

I thing they turned out great!!

Cindy Schilling said...

Thanks, Karen.