Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The $45 pincushion

Last night I attempted to make my own felted wool pincushion because I was too cheap to buy a ready-made one for $15. I enjoyed the process so much, I went to the local yarn shop today at noon and bought $45 worth of roving to make more!! sheesh! Below are photos of the original attempt, the roving and the pincushion I made tonight, which looks suspiciously like the one I made last night, even though I used all different rovings!

new project

I decided that I wanted a felted wool pin cushion - and the cost was more than I really wanted to spend, so I put on my thinking cap, did some testing and came up with the above. It's really not as big as I would like, so I think I will add more roving to this one. I started with some felted wool fabric, and needled it into a ball shape and then wrapped roving around it. I tried felting it by hand, but it's not very firm, so adding more roving and felting it again will improve it -- I hope!

Monday, January 26, 2009

What a face!!

Stashbuster report #4

Week #4 - 1/19-25/09!

Fabric purchased this week 0 yd
Fabric purchased to date 1 yd

Fabric used this week .5 yds
Fabric used to date 6.0 yds

Net stash used 5.0 yds

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stashbuster report

Made a little progress on the stash this week!

Fabric purchased this week 1 yd
Fabric purchased to date 1 yd

Fabric used this week 3 yds
Fabric used to date 5.5 yds

Net stash used 4.5 yds

2 UFO's completed

Mini-Charmer tote, and Charm Party tote finished on 1/17 & 18 -- finally, a finished product from a class (I am notorious for not finishing things started in class - unless I finish them there!)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Stashbusting report

I am embarrassed to admit this one - week of 1/5-11

Fabric purchased this week 0
Fabric purchased to date 0

Fabric used this week 0
Fabric used to date 2.5 yds

Didn't get any time in my sewing room this week :o(

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

UFO list

When I decided to list my currently unfinished projects, I didn't realize how many I actually had, and how many of them just need one or two things to be finished!! The Baby Stars and Leaf Summer Behind quilts only need the binding! Several of the wallhangings only need to be quilted and bound (which shouldn't really be that much work, because they are so small). Maybe I need to join a challenge for those as well, just to get me motivated to actually finish something!! I have a shirt that says "Queen of Unfinished Projects" and I believe I am living up to the title!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

New "Stashbuster"!!

I decided to join the Stashbuster group, to try to use up some of my fabric stash.

So far, the week of 12/29 - 1/4 I have used 2.5 yards of fabric and purchased 0 yards. Net used: 2.5 yards.

It's a start!! Now, if I run into any new scottie fabric, I'll be in big trouble!!