Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'm making stuff...

in an attempt to avoid job-hunting, something I truly, truly hate doing.

This quilt - from the Roundabout pattern in the Piece and Play book by Judy Martin. Its small, and for a friend's new baby. (I'm actually not going to quilt it, since I loathe quilting, but am simply going to attach a back to it and call it done. Woo hoo!



A week or so back, I also made this quilt (or whatever you call patchwork with a back and no batting) for another friend's baby. I really didn't like the way this turned out, it didn't do anything for me at all, but in the spirit of better done than not, I sent it off anyway.



I also sent the same friend this bib, my first ever bib! I liked it a lot, especially the patch of the boy - the fabric was a great thrift store find.



Also making...

This messenger bag for a friend's 10 year old boy. I think he liked it!



This tote-bag for a friend's mom's birthday... (I really, really like this bag...)


This cushion cover for a craftster swap...


More stuff for a different craftster swap...




Last month, for the first time, I actually made an apron for Tie One On! I took awful pictures of this apron, this is a close-up of the pocket - the best picture I have. However, I sent it to my friend Shirin, so maybe she'll send me an action shot...



And a preview of this month's WIP for Tie One On... I found the house, half finished, in a thrift store, and added the trees... Hopefully, this will also make it off the WIP in time...



Just realized that the apron is not due until the end of June. Yay!!!! I thought it was the end of May. Stress for nothing.

And now, back to the job search, or the avoidance thereof...

5 comments:

amandajean said...

good luck on your job search adn the upcoming move as well! (it's not fun, is it?)

gracia said...

A hive of productive, crafty activity over here! best of luck with the job search too.
take care, grache

Angie said...

Hi Reethi, I just stumbled across your blog...and I'm so glad I did! I love your 'quilts'...I pretend to quilt, but I'm thinking your way of quilting would be MUCH MORE productive for me! :D And your bags---oh my goodness, I LOVE them!! Would you mind sharing which pattern you use to make them? I was so excited when I read that you are committed to using them for all of your shopping(?)--does that include your grocery shopping too? I need to make about 83 LOL for my grocery shopping forays. :) I also thought your idea of having the paper bags in the car is a wonderful idea. See, I'm going to be 'borrowing' several of your very creative ideas. :D

Anonymous said...

where did you get the pattern for the messenger bag and the tote bag? I love them and the kids want them for school next year. Thanks! Amy

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Doanda said...

I love this quilt...the first one...need the pattern..i can do this no?