Saturday, January 27, 2007

Results of a craft day with the fam

My mom and sisters and I got together today. We had a bit of a late start. One of my sisters is expecting her first baby! A girl!!! I am so excited! My sisters and mom all cut out and started on blankets. She will have a HUGE pile of blankets, so I am boycotting the blankets. Instead I am working on a stitchery with a patchwork edging. I haven't decided if it will be in a frame or a pillow. I recently went through all of my craft supplies and organized and purged. I established a rule for myself. I can only have a small plastic bin for each craft that I dabble in. My paint brushes have been a problem. I normally have them in a turning organizer from a large cooking gadget company. I can't fit it into my tote, so it has to go. I have had this idea in my head for a roll up container. Today I improvised one. I left my ribbons at home, so I scrounged through my craft supplies that I brought with me and I only had a yellow ribbon to tie it up. It worked fine. I can now fit all of my brushes in their proper tote and I don't have to deal with a bulky turnstile to manage my brushes.

Also on the agenda was for me to finish a stitchery I have had in my head for a long time. I have a picture montage of my kids above our piano. My oldest daughter's favorite song is "Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. I came up with the pattern over a year ago and the frame has just been hanging since then. I HAD to finish it!


Zoe said...

Stephanie, I haven't visited you for a while! I love your paintbrush holder! I sooo need one of those. It is so cute. I checked out your holy hair website. I am so jealous. Not only do you -

A) Have girls


B) Are great at doing their hair


C) They let you do it!


D) They are beautiful!!! :)

I will have to reference that blog if I ever get a girl . . . because I know that I will have no idea about what to do!

Nettie said...

Holy blog lady! How many blogs do you have? This is a really fun one. I can definitely see why you and ItyBty are friends! Talented people just attract each other!

itybtyfrog said...

I love these ideas!!! The paint brush thing is fabulous...did you use place mats, or just fabric? I am so glad that you finished your stitchery! Now you make me feel guilty for the empty frames I have hanging around my house. I finally put the pattern for one of my stitcheries in the frame so it wouldn't look so bad. Hopefully I get to it soon.