Well I had a pretty busy crafting weekend. I got a lot of projects started, but didn't have time to complete everything. I also came up with some great ideas for new projects.
I worked on the wrist pin cushions. I didn't have any kind of pattern, so it took me awhile to get into a groove of how I wanted to make them. Some of them I'm not really happy with, but overall I think I came up with a good plan on how I want to make them in the future. I plan on doing a number of them for Christmas gifts as I love the idea of having a pin cushion so handy during sewing projects. I always put the pins in my mouth and inevitably end up poking my tongue. This will probably be much safer as long as I don't ram a pin into my arm instead of my wrist.
I was so excited about the t-shirt yarn project. I spent the time to tie die the old t-shirts first so I would end up with a great variegated yarn. I used red and yellow tie die, which turned out pink and light yellow since I got impatient and didn't let them sit the whole 8 hours to set. I actually like the pink better than deep red anyway, so we'll say I did this on purpose. I started making an awesome crocheted bowl out of the t-shirt yarn that I plan on using at my desk at work. It will be great to keep paper scraps in.....or it MAY end up being a fake flower vase. It just depends on where my inspiration goes as I crochet. I don't follow a pattern for crocheting, I just sort of make it up as I go and see what it turns into as different things inspire me.
The multiple decoupage projects that I worked on took up a lot more time than I thought they would. The chest that I am doing is around a foot wide, so it's not really small. It definitely took a long time to cover it all. The little decoupage baby box will eventually turn into a cute accordion mini album that I will take pictures of. I have a number of great mini album ideas that I plan to work on in the future.
So that was my busy weekend in crafting. There is much more to come as I prepare for the craft show this coming Sunday.