Monday, October 26, 2009

Crafting and baking fun!

So, I have been pretty busy lately but for once not just working, yay! I actually have done some sewing AND baking (and even a little bit of decorating, but it doesn't count since it was a wreck, literally!) I finished Hannah's Christmas present. An art smock with a paint brush roll (plus some paint brushes cuz I am just that awesome of an aunt!) It turned out really cute and pretty much just how I imagined it in my head. Also, it was a project out of one of the books I was going to sew-a-day out of (which I have not done by the way.) I finally found a use for the adorable Matroshka nesting doll fabric that I LOVE and purchased from Purl about 2 years ago. I used iron on vinyl to make it water proof so it just need to be wiped off after she is done painting! The yellow trim is actual vintage bias tape from my collection. When I find vintage notions at garage sales I always buy it because it is always so cheap and way better than the new stuff! The paint brush roll is flannel and quilting weight fabric and I just sort of cut and sewed for that and am impressed at how great it turned out! There are three different sizes of "pockets" in it for all different sizes of paint brushes, plus they will fit colored pencils or skinny markers. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this gift? Can't wait to give it to her, I hope she loves it as much as I do! :-)

On top of that I finished another smock made of the same pattern but without the vinyl. It is pretty cute also and will probably be a gift for a friend's daughter.

On top of all that sewing, I made some spritz cookies for fall with my vintage 50's cooky press. They are delicious and pretty!

That is all for today, and I'll have more about my wrecky decorating tomorrow. Happy creating!

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