Then embroidery snuck up on me and made me love IT too! Now I'm kind of obsessed with making these, in linen like shown, but in red and green thread for Christmas tree ornaments:
THEN I get my sewing machine from my Mr. Pie as a birthday gift. I started small and played with bags and such. You've seen those already. I didn't ask for a sewing machine to sew bags with... I had in a teeny place in the back of my mind that I might someday want to QUILT.
I see these gorgeous, modern, beautiful quilts around places and just think it would be amazing to have hand made quilts around the house. Not the fussy kind made of lots of teeny pieces and pastel colours! I like the bold quilts with large motif. Something like this to start, maybe?
And of course, graduating to other more complicated patterns once I have a handle on these. I LOVE the idea of giving quilts as gifts! They won't be in fancy quilt-store quality fabrics or anything, but that's okay. I would want them to be used and loved, not to be hung on walls or something, ya know?
But that's not the end of this new crafty-spaz I'm having. I'm also thinking I want to make my own soap. Not that weird melt in the microwave stuff, but seriously like Lye and Fat together (The Cold Pour method) with other neato organic add ins and VOILA! Soap! I'm inspired by this Etsy Store here:
I've been spending a LOT of time blog surfing looking at different quilting blogs and soap making blogs. The soap making I think is going to be a pretty big start up cost because you pretty much have to buy the fats by the 5 gallon tub, and the essential oils and things are pretty pricey. Not to mention we have to find lye somewhere local because you can't get it shipped. lol The hardware store carries 100% lye for cleaning out a kitchen drain... wonder if it's the same stuff? I figure all the other instruments I'll need I should probably pick up from garage sales... things like a stick mixer and a plastic bowl dedicated to the soaps and such. *sigh* :)
Not to mention I have three (count 'em THREE) Christmas projects on the needles right now. How in the world am I going to handle this once I'm back at school? Who's with me in this schizophrenic crafting spree? I want to do it ALL! It's like I have crafty-A.D.D!
Has anyone tried any of the above techniques and would like to impart some wisdom? or point me to a great website to help me get started? :)