Thursday, October 25, 2007

Balls and Dolls

Ok, yesterday proved to be EXTREMELY frustrating for me. My kids were NOT nice yesterday, then on top of that, it seemed every project frustrated me.
This is my daughter after her supposed "nap" time with mommy's makeup. Who knew lipstick was for the eyes?
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I won't go into too much more about that day because I'm not sure I can relive all the things they did yesterday!!

As for projects, I did get 2 balls completely made, then 2 more sewn and turned, just not stuffed. I would have stuffed them, but when I locked myself in my room they went missing from my sewing table. Here are the ones that DID get done. They're not exactly round....

Also yesterday, I started working on the blocks for my nephew, butI got REALLY frustrated w/ the different fabrics, so I stopped. So I started Juliana's mermaid doll, but got frustrated trying to figure out which material to use to do the fins, so I put that down, so I decided to do some more felt tea sets, but I cut something wrong and the top didn't fit, so I figured I'd make it into a doll house. I got the sides stitched, th bottom stitched, the door cut, but then the roof was just annoying me, so I stopped, but the "doll" I was making it for was a clothespin doll. I'd never made clothespin dolls before so I figured, what they hey? Let's give it a shot.
THAT was my therapy last night. I made 6 dolls, all quite trendy, I might add and I loved it. It made me feel SO much better about the rest of the day.

Here are the dolls

Here are my unfinished projects.

Oh, I did do an entire crayon roll, but I decided on a button closure instead of velcro... yeah, the button won't button up. Here it is:

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Busy Busy!!

I have a TON of craft things to do today!! I'll do as much as I can!! Here's the list

Cloth Balls (takes aobut 20 min to do 2 of them, after cutting, which doesn't take long either)

Cloth Blocks (these will be esp for my nephew who is autistic, with textures and sounds)

Refine Nativity Pattern

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What I've done

Ok, so yesterday, I feel like I got a TON done. I made 5 more pumpkins, thought I'm not as happy with these as I was w/ the first one. As a matter of fact, I was told they weren't quite good enough to use as displays, but they ARE good enough to give to my kids to play with.

I also made a "prototype preview" for the nativity scene. There will be editing- and a pattern to come. This is a VERY rough type.

Also yesterday I made the block for a game for Juliana. I'll be making more for my nephew who has brain damage and autism, but his will have different textures and a few sounds (plastic bag for stuffing in one of them, a bell in one, etc). SO yeah

Monday, October 22, 2007

Challenge #2 Nativity

Nativity Sets... in October? YES! But I want to give you plenty of time to think about what/how you want to do it. I have 2 ideas in mind, personally, I'll be trying them both to see what's easier and then maybe posting a TUT, but I want to see YOUR handmade nativity sets.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My first Pumpkin

Ok! I tried it. It took me WAY longer than it should have because.... long story, I cut a thread that I shouldn't have, hehe. I also put a button at the bottom of mine to make it a little flatter and a little sturdier since mine are nowhere near as pretty and round as Red Hen's! Either way, it was a fun project and youll probably see a few more!

Craft With Me!

To introduce myself, my name is Robyn Fish. I have an incredible husband and 2 amazing kids. We also have a kitty named Penny and we love her!

Why did I start this blog? Well, I have another blog, and it's mostly digital scrapbook freebies. Ever since I've started adding my craft stuff there, my ratings have gone down. But I don't want to stop posting pics!

About my crafting: I never would have even started if my friend Kristin didn't point me to projects and do most of them with me. So I'm still VERY new to all of this. Since I got started doing it with somebody, I'd like to do that with everyone!!

So today's "Craft with me challenge" is organizing our workspace. Reply here with a link to your before pics (since that's all I have today) and in the next couple days (maybe even today) I'll have a post about AFTER pics and I want to see yours!!!

My before pictures of my workspace:

So let's craft together!!