-a pair of felted wool shoes for my baby. i painted shelf liner and cut out zig zags and sewed it to the bottom for tread. And embellished them with these fab wooden buttons I pulled from a thrifted dress. They are cute and warm and fit him great.
The dress will hopefuly become a soft basket and a garden smock sometime next week.
- a gorgeous pair of green and navy suede shoes. alas, they are too small for my son, but I have a cousin expecting a boy soon so I will include them with his gift, and make a larger pair just like these maybe later today for ds.
- a 7" cloth ball in 3 different alphabet prints, with rainbow ribbon taggies, for a friend. Think I might make this into a set of 3.
so that leaves 34/52 remaining.
I have finished the patchwork for a project ordered by dp; hoping to complete the project tonight and give it to him for v day tommorrow. It's a 42" by 21" patchworked Irish flag (the green. white, and orange sections are each made up of 7 2.5"x21" strips with different fabrics of each color strung on). All I have left to do is applique a 4 leaf clover on the white and then quilt and bind it. I would have done this already, but I really wasn't happy with the clover I first made and so I need to design another. Oh, I also need to figure out how to hang it on the wall, as all the quilts I have made thus far were to be used as blankets, not art- so I don't know how to sew a quilt for hanging, tho I am confident I can figure it out, lol.
Also, he told folks about this at work and a friend has ordered a scottish flag. so as soon as I complete dp's, I will start on the Scottish flag, the design of which will be much more complicated than the simple irish flag. But this will be my first paid order- and I am hoping for many more, so I want to take my time and make it perfect.
I am trying to think of cool valentine inspired projects to make up quickly tonight for my boys for tommorrow. I thought of sock monkeys/dogs/creatures made from valentine socks, but thought it might not go over well with my big boy. They might just wind up with homemade heart shaped cookies- maybe i could dip them in chocolate or make them pretty and exciting somehow (I can bake fine, but my cake decorating skills suck and I have never even tried to decorate cookies). But I guess that's ot, sorry!