Welcome to 2014! In some ways it’s much like 2013. For example, cats still sit on stuff I’m trying to use. In this picture, Jett is resting on a quilt top I’m piecing to donate to charity so I can start 2014 sewing off with a charity project.
I was also terribly excited to wake up to news that I won Lori’s giveaway for the Boxing Day Sew In! And that Bonnie Hunter posted the finishing directions for Celtic Solstice! I have my work cut out for me today for the New Year’s Sew In on twitter. Follow along using #NYSI!
And here’s pictures of a little project I just finished this week for my daughter. I don’t know about other parents, but I get really tired of saving shoeboxes to decorate for Valentine’s Day exchanges at school (and decorating them), so I found a tutorial to make one using plastic canvas for the structure. I had a couple sheets of that in my stash from dabbling in plastic canvas just out of college. Side note: plastic canvas lasts at least 20 years without breaking down!
My daughter picked out the fabrics she wanted, but I think it would be really cute with patchwork for the exterior fabric. Perhaps I’ll make one for my office or the house to take complaints. And put one of those springy snakes inside it so I won’t have to take complaints. Cook for yourself if you don’t like what’s for dinner!